Hodinkee Horween Single Piece Straps

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Always accessorizing your watches with the best accessories, the horology experts over at Hodinkee offer up their latest release, a single piece, Horween Shell Cordovan Strap.

What makes this different from the average leather strap? First of all, it's Horween Shell Cordovan so it's buttery soft right out of the box and it will still soften over time and break-in with a gorgeous patina. Not only that, they've simplified their edition by removing excessive hardware and materials for an elegant strap that you can easily slip through your watch bars just like a NATO. The straps come in 18mm or 20mm widths and comes in black, #8 Cordovan, and natural Cordovan.

$135, Hodinkee

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Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT Diver

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One of the strongest collection from the Seiko lineup in Japan is finally heading stateside with the 2014 US launch of the Prospex dive watch collection.

This year, one of the styles that you'll be wanting to get your hands on is the new Kinetic GMT Diver which made its debut at this year's Baselworld watch show. The tough tool watch will debut with a modernized version of the original's double case system and will be water resistant down to 200m with dimensional hour markers make for a clear, legible dial when under water. It also features a unidirectional bezel, dedicated GMT hand, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and Seiko's automatic "Kinetic movement.

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Louis Vuitton Tambour Evolution

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Louis Vuitton's luxurious Tambour collection adds a new timepiece to the lineup that's designed specifically for the travel set, the Tambour Evolution. Big and bold, the Tambour Evolution is available in two models: a 43mm GMT version and a larger 45mm GMT Chronograph.

The watches come in steel or pink gold with metal bracelets and feature 43mm cases and a blacked-out bezel that uses MMC (Metal Matrix Composite), a lightweight yet rugged material found in the aerospace industry and Formula 1. Both watches have automatic movements, GMT marker, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, exhibition back, and a day and night indicator.

$8000-$10,200, Louis Vuitton

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Samsung Gear Live

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Forget the other Samsung smartwatches this is the one you want. The Gear Live is their latest watch which utilizes the new and highly anticipated Android Wear platform.

The watch will boast a 320 x 320 1.63" Super AMOLED screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz processor. It will also feature a heart rate monitor, dust and water resistance, Bluetooth 4.0, 4GBs of storage, 512MBs of RAM, and an interchangeable strap. Since it uses the Android Wear platform, the watch is compatible with a whole host of Google-enabled services including Google Now, Google Voice, Maps, Gmail, and Hangouts.

$199, Google Play

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Withings Activité

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While it's beautiful on its own as a timepiece, there's much more to the Withings Activité than meets the eye. Behind the analog dial is a fitness tracking system that acts just as you would expect a Fitbit or Jawbone to except in a much more elegant and analog package.

The idea behind the watch is simple, the face displays the time and a secondary indicator which shows a 1 to 100 scale that is set to a goal you've created whether that be miles ran or calories burned. All that data is available with their Health Mate App and the watch is powered by traditional means with an off the shelf watch battery. The watch will come in two colors with a leather strap and a plastic band option for sport use.

$390, Withings (via Wired)

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Breitling Avenger Blackbird

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Dark and imposing, Breitling launches a new variant in its Avenger series, the Avenger Blackbird. Breitling keeps it straightforward and utilitarian with a lightweight case and a large, uncluttered dial for legibility.

The lightweight watch case is made from titanium and is coated with a carbon-based matte black treatment that is highly resistant. The watch is sized at 48mm and features a COSC-certified, 25-jewel Breitling 17 automatic movement with 42 hour power reserve. It also has a unidirectional ratcheted bezel, cambered sapphire crystal on the face and caseback with anti-reflective coating, a military-style strap, and water-resistance down to 1000 feet.

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Tissot Visodate Milanais

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Tissot's original Visodate isn't a watch that is in need of any improvement on the design or feature front, the original watch from the '50s was such a beautiful and important piece that the company revisited the watch with a retro re-release that stayed true to the original's aesthetic and functionality.

The latest variant of the watch doesn't change things, but adds the elegant touch of a beautiful Milanais mesh steel bracelet. It's an accessory that was as beautiful then as it is now and is a great alternative to traditional steel bracelets. As for the watch, it keeps all the characteristics of the last Visodate release with a 40mm case, sapphire crystal, an automatic 25-jewel movement with a 42 hour power reserve, and a day and date indicator.

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Marathon Diver's Quartz Medium

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If you've been on the hunt for a rugged, military-style watch without the big and bold proportions, you're in luck. Marathon's new Diver's Quartz Medium is a 36mm watch made from 316L stainless steel and features tritium hour and minute markers, ETA F06 High Torque Quartz movement, and a sapphire crystal face.

$495, Marathon

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IWC Patrouille Suisse Jubilee Edition

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IWC honors the airborne acrobats of the Swiss Air Force with a special edition of its Big Pilot, the Patrouille Suisse Jubilee Edition. As you can imagine, the precision of IWC's watches go hand in hand with the precise maneuvers of the Patrouille Suisse. The watch features a 46mm stainless-steel case, an automatic 79230-calibre with 44 hour power reserve, day/date, inner case for magnetic-field protection, and chronograph subregisters.

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Bremont MBIII

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Bremont release the third model in their Martin-Baker collection, the MBIII. The new model adds a GMT movement that displays two timezones and features stainless steel "Trip-Tick" case construction that has an anti-magnetic faraday cage to protect the movement and a patented anti-shock mount. Movement is an automatic with a 42 hour power reserve.

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