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NOMOS produces elegantly minimalist and precisely engineered watches out of Glashütte, Germany. And for the holiday season, NOMOS has recently come out with two midnight blue models of its classic Orion — both in 33 and 38mm. The timepieces feature deep midnight blue dials, gold hands and indices, stainless steel cases with domed sapphire crystals and sapphire glass case backs — an excellent wear for holiday parties and festivities. The two-tone color scheme makes them a natural combination with gold and silver jewelry. The watches are also soundly built, with the in-house manufactured Alpha caliber — a classic from this independent watch producer. This makes these Orion models the first and only midnight blue watches from NOMOS with manual winding. And just like all year long, NOMOS never charges shipping.
Save 30% at Bonobos Use the code LOVEMYSELF to save on everything on Bonobos’ website, from flannel shirts to leather jackets. But don’t wait — the sale ends Wednesday, December 19.— Justin Fenner
Glerups Slippers Sale
Save 15% Born in Denmark, Glerups knows how to combat the cold. The boot style comes up over your ankle, making them ideal for camping and outdoor excursions where you need just a little bit more coverage. The all-natural wool comes from Merino and Gotland and each pair is handcrafted in Europe. Glerups offers a variety of soles, so you can decide if these are strictly indoor shoes, or if they’re going to become your new walk-to-pick-up-the-newspaper shoes. Shop today and save up to 15 percent off on each pair. — Meg Lappe
Nike React Sneaker Sale
Save $60 Back in April, Nike shut down the 90 Freeway in LA, just as they closed off the Manhattan bridge to celebrate the launch of the new Epic React and React foam. I’ve been running in the Epic Reacts since January of this year, and they’re still the shoe I reach for when I want to feel fast. That and the Odyssey Reacts are ripe for a 5K, 10K or even 15K race. Each is light and springy with plenty of cushion underfoot to keep you feeling like you’re on marshmallows. Both are for neutral runners and weigh less than 10 ounces so that you won’t feel the toll after hundreds of miles. Shop both styles today at JackRabbit and save up to $60. It’s just the kick you need to start logging miles in 2019. — Meg Lappe
Orient Mako II
Save $195: There is some kind of sick pleasure derived from confronting those who believe “a good watch is expensive” with incontrovertible evidence to the contrary. Sure, you can drop $8k on a superlative dive watch, but if you know where to look, there are certainly deals to be had on perfectly great timepieces that, if properly cared for, will give you a lifetime of use.
I admittedly tire of saying it, but Orient is one of Gear Patrol’s favorite makers of affordable tool watches: as they’re a division of Seiko, it’s no wonder that the Japanese brand can produce a great in-house automatic movement to power an attractive, utilitarian watch for not a ton of money. Take by way of example the Mako II: you get the new and improved Orient F6922 automatic movement with hand-winding capability and hacking seconds, a precise 120-click bezel, a mineral crystal, a 41.5mm stainless steel case, a stainless steel bracelet and 200m of water resistance.
Available with a black dial with black bezel, blue dial with blue bezel or blue dial with a blue bezel in which the first 15 minutes are demarcated in red, this is a ton of value in a $325 watch, but right now you cab nab the Mako II on Massdrop for the almost laughably low price of $130. So if you’re getting the hell out of Dodge and heading down to the Caribbean for the holiday, and you don’t yet have a dive watch, you know what to do. — Oren Hartov
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