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Today In Gear: TAG Heuer’s Glorious Autavia Reissue, the Budget Whisky Winning Gold Medals and More

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TAG Heuer has a distinct heritage rooted in both the auto racing and aviation worlds, and the Autavia model is smack in the middle of that — the name Autavia comes from this blending (“AUT” from “auto” and “AVIA” from “aviation”). What’s more, the 1972 Special Re-Edition Autavia does a tremendous job of marrying the storied past with modern watchmaking.

The 1972 Special Re-Edition Autavia is an automatic chronograph designed with contemporary elements like a 42mm polished steel case, a sapphire case back, a two-register dial layout and a date window at 6 o’clock. The black dial features rhodium-plated luminescent indices that pair well with the black calfskin strap. The Heuer-02 calibre movement gives this reborn Autavia a power reserve of 75 hours. When it comes to reviving a legend, there aren’t many timepieces that do it better than the 1972 Special Re-Edition Autavia.

Buy Now: $5,800

New & Noteworthy Releases

This New Pocket Knife Is the Best Kind of Simple

WESN Goods' new Allman folding pocket knife is made with premium materials, and it's good-looking, simple and practical.

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Heel Strikers Take Note: This New Shoe from Asics Is Built for You

The MetaRide running shoe from Asics combines a stable base with an energy-efficient rocker for a truly unusual sensation.

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If You Like Lodge’s Cast-Iron Skillets, You’re Gonna Love This

Lodge's new and improved Fish Pan can be used for a whole lot more than frying fish.

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Did an $18 Bottle of Scotch Just Win One of the Biggest Awards in Whiskey?

Lidl's blended Scotch may be the best value scotch money can buy.

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Volvo’s Polestar Finally Makes an EV That Looks Like a Car

Other manufacturers have tussled with how to make a grille-free car look normal. Polestar just cut the Gordian knot and added a faux one.

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This 5.1 System Is as Cheap as a Bluetooth Speaker

Logitech just announced a 5.1 speaker system that's as easy to use as a Bluetooth speaker.

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This World-Class Work-Boot Brand Just Made a Dress Boot

A 5'' boot with a single-piece heel and backstay and no pull loop.

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VW Desperately Needs to Make a GTI Wagon

With VW already having GTI and R variants of the Golf hatchback, almost every small car now has a performance option, except the Golf SportWagen.

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Hipcamp Just Made Booking Your Summer Camping Trip A Lot Easier

Getting out of the city and into the woods is going to be a lot easier this summer thanks to this platform.

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Want a Vintage Motorcycle For Dirt Cheap? Get a Honda

Old Hondas are loaded with timeless style and, even in good condition, they're still wildly affordable.

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(Updated) The New Volkswagen GLI Brings Much Needed Soul to the Practical Sedan

The 2019 Jetta GLI, just unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, is here to add some soul and energy to Volkswagen's mid-sized sedan.

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Fresh Deals


Red Wing Heritage Boots
Save 36%:When you’re presented with the chance to save on Red Wing Heritage boots, you’d be foolish to pass it up. The brand’s boots are rarely on sale and when they are, sizes are often limited. But now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 36 percent on a pair of classic Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe boots available in sizes 7 to 13. This American-made style features Brown Boomer leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Minnesota and a non-marking outsole. What are you waiting for? — John Zientek

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Light Jackets for Spring
Save up to 50%:As winter weather transitions into more the more temperate conditions of spring, it would be more than sensible to pick up a lightweight transitional jacket if you haven’t yet. And if you’ve been waiting for a great sale to invest in a new piece of outerwear, head over to Huckberry where a range of light jackets is up to 50 percent off. Browse reputable brands like Taylor Stitch, Faherty, United by Blue and more, but don’t wait — sizes are selling quickly. — John Zientek

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Backcountry Winter Coats Sale
Save up to 50%Backcountry’s semi-annual sale ends tomorrow, which means today is the last day to upgrade your winter coat. The vast majority of the Northeast is dealing with more winter into the foreseeable future, so now’s a good time to stock up on a new one, or upgrade your old. Three of our winners from the Best Down Jackets of 2019 and Best Synthetic Jackets of 2019 are all on sale for up to 30 percent off, but you can find much bigger deals if you peruse the site.

— Meg Lappe

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Designer Lighting
Save Up to 70% Thousands upon thousands of lights from noteworthy names like Luxo, Tom Dixon, Anglepoise, FLOS and more line the digital halls of YLighting’s high-end lighting store. For the most part, these lights are all two things: gorgeous and expensive. Today, to the tune of 70 percent off, the issue of price is lessened.

Ending at midnight tonight, the site’s Warehouse Sale is packed with more than 500 table, desk, floor and wall lamps marked down up to 60 percent off, then pared back another 10 percent down with code 10MORE. Why the steep discounts? These are all open-box return items. The site notes all products sold as open-box returns are still in new condition, and that all sales are final. —Will Price

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LG B8 OLED TV (55-inch)
Save $410: The LG B8 is the company’s entry-level OLED TV, but its picture quality is just as good as the company’s higher-end model, like the LG C8. If you’re looking to get an OLED TV, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen. The deal is on a 55-inch model, which is rare because it’s a really popular-sized TV. (Most homes don’t need or can’t fit, a TV that’s larger than 55-inches.) And it’s going for just over $1,000, which is a lot less expensive than what LG is currently selling its 55-inch LG B8 OLED TVs.

Buy Now: $1,500 $1,090

Today on Gear Patrol

The Best New Knives and EDC of February 2019

In February, The James Brand released its first multi-tool and updated its flagship EDC knife, 2018's best blade got a new look and Gerber released a tool for eating outdoors.

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The Ultimate Guide to Footwear for Off-Season Hiking

From microspikes to waterproof trail runners, here’s all the gear you need underfoot to keep from freezing and slipping on your way to to the summit.

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Don’t Call This Design Startup the Warby Parker of Furniture Design

Dims. is a direct-to-consumer furniture design company aiming to delivery pieces regular people can afford. We sat down with its founder, Eugene Kim.

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High-End Car Clubs are the New Social Clubs

If your garage is already full with your regular daily drivers, OTTO Car Club is there to take care of your classic car.

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15 of the Worst Used Cars to Buy From 2007-2017

If you're currently shopping for a used car, this is a good place to find the cars you don't want.

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