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Timepiece Tuesday: The Best NATO Strap Watches

Timepiece Tuesday: The Best NATO Strap Watches

As we venture into warmer territory, your wrist is probably beginning to feel a little muggy under that leather or croc watchband of yours. Which means it’s time to start to consider swapping in some lightweight ribbon—in the form of a NATO strap. The look is decidedly sporty (and traditionally military-y), so you’ve got to have the right watch to pull it off.

To make your decision easier, you can’t go wrong with any of the following watches, because they come equipped with one...

Timepiece Tuesday: Raymond Weil Maestro Frank Sinatra

Timepiece Tuesday: Raymond Weil Maestro Frank Sinatra

Legendary musician and man of style Frank Sinatra would’ve turned 100 this year. And to commemorate his centennial, musically inclined watchmaker Raymond Weil made a special edition of their Maestro dress watch. More often than not, tribute items are more about cashing in on a name than actually making something worth wearing, but they did a good job of making this watch thoughtful, understated and, most importantly: something that wouldn’t look out of place on the wrist of a Rat Packer.

Let’s take a closer look...

Timepiece Tuesday: Marc+Spring Gives New Meaning to “Timeshare”

Timepiece Tuesday: Marc+Spring Gives New Meaning to “Timeshare”

You’ve heard of timeshares before (usually in the company of billowy aloha shirts and drinks with umbrellas). But here’s a new one: Marc+Spring, an online startup launching this week that offers fractional ownership in high-end wrist candy—allowing you to wear a Patek Philippe for an allotted amount of time, without having to pony up the entire 90-grand price tag.

Here’s how to get a piece of the action...

Timepiece Tuesday: Your Best Bets on the Auction Block

Timepiece Tuesday: Your Best Bets on the Auction Block

Antiquorum just announced that their next hotly anticipated  “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction will be held on US soil in two weeks.

So if you happen to be in NYC on April 15, you might want to consider snagging a little wrist candy in person—but if you’re not in town, you can always place absentee bids online.

And sure, you’ve got the option to spend up to six figures on a few of these beauties, but we sifted through the lots to find your best bets at under five grand...

Timepiece Tuesday: The New Ressence Type 3

Timepiece Tuesday: The New Ressence Type 3

There’s been a lot of talk about smartwatches lately... But Ressence makes the sort of smart watch (two words) that we can get behind. The brand pushes the boundaries of watch innovation, by using existing technology—in the mechanical sense—to make a watch that’s more interesting than anything that needs to be charged every few days. (Nor will their watches ever require a software update.)

And they just unveiled their newest creation: an update to their groundbreaking Type 3.