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Heirloom Week: Wristwatch Edition

Watches

Typically, one thinks of an heirloom only after it’s weathered a few generations of handsome patina acquisition. But originally—before that watch, or briefcase, or sword earned its perfectly imperfect nicks, battle scars and lived-in familiarity—it started out shiny and new on some store shelf. And since there are still companies out there making stuff that will last longer than you will, we’ve set out to find the new breed of future heirlooms in this weeklong series. Today we begin with watches...

Herewith, the five new watches to buy today, that will be heirlooms tomorrow...»

Lil’ Wayne Does Time

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As of last Thursday, Lil’ Wayne has paid his debt to society (well, save for a little probation time). And in less than a week of freedom, he’s managed to catch a basketball game in New Orleans (and a new-look LeBron), hop up on stage in Las Vegas for a verse with Drake, and throw himself a champagne-soaked “Welcome Home Weezy” party at one of Miami’s finer clothing-optional establishments. The only thing he hasn’t managed to do—yet—is drop a new mixtape. (We’ve got the over-under set at the two week mark).

But most important of all, he seems to have gotten his watch back.

We examine Mr. Carter's spectacular timepiece»