Watches, Stories, and Gear: Celebrating the Caliber 12, Visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and More

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“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a weekly roundup of some of our favorite watch content, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on. This week’s installment is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop.

The Chronomatic Turns 50!


This Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the Chronomatic (Caliber 12) movement that was co-developed by Heuer, Breitling, Hamilton-Buren, and Dubois-Depraz. Celebrating this milestone will be numerous Breitling and Heuer collectors who will share great snaps on Instagram using the hashtag #Chronomatic50. This is being organized by Fred Mandelbaum (@WatchFred) and leading vintage Heuer collector Jeff Stein (@On_The_Dash).

If you’re in the mood for some horological eye candy this weekend, then be sure to tune in.

Vox – An Interview With a Guy Who Wears the Same Thing Every Day

Vox interviews a guy who wears roughly the same thing everyday. It’s minimalism taken to an extreme, but it turns out that it’s not as weird as you think.

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io9 – We’ve Been to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Life Will Never Be the Same

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io9 was among a select group of press invited to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It’s a highly anticipated attraction, and it’s the largest land expansion in Disney history. io9 writer Germain Lussier chronicles his experience (spoiler alert: it was just straight up awesome).

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Red Wing – Iron Rangers in Hawthorne Muleskinner

Red Wing knows how to make a damn-fine boot, and the Iron Rangers are some of the most rugged around. The Hawthorne Muleskinner leather is a sort of a rough out suede, and it’s the type of that only gets better with age.

$320 – shop here

Brevite – The Roamer Backpack

The Roamer from Brevite is a great all-purpose travel bag, but it’s also great if you regularly travel with camera gear. It’s a relatively light bag despite it been quite structured and padded, and there’s a separate, customizable container inside the bag perfect for storing your gear.

$209 – shop here

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