How does a proper weekend begin for you? A drink? Clocking out early? We like to kick things off with a roundup of the week's style and watch releases for a little inspiration. If you're not
already feeling Saturday vibes, TBD's Welt Eco Black sunglasses and Yema's retro-futuristic new LED watch will put you in the mood. You'll find those, a Converse collab, a $4,000 G-Shock that
we actually really want, Stüssy cargo pants and much more below.
Esquivel Compass Collection Travel Set
In a true meeting of watch and style brands, German watchmaker Tutima teaming up with shoemaker Esquivel on a travel-themed collection. It includes a new, automatic GMT watch and a
range of leather products from boots to bags from the Los Angeles-based designer.
We've entered the era of celebrity signature shoes. NOCTA, Drake and Nike's ongoing collaboration, is releasing its first sneaker, the Hot Step Air Terra, which mixes influences from
several former Nike sneakers and the brilliance of freelance designer Jeremy Karl (who did Arc'teryx's System_A line).
The Spirit is Longines' still newish pilot's watch collection, and it previously came in 40mm and 42mm versions. Now, a new version in 37mm might just be perfect for a lot of people.
It also comes in several rather stunning dial color variants.
Certina is one of the Swatch
Group watchmakers that you don't see too much in the United States, but which offers strong value alongside its sister brands like Hamilton, Mido and Tissot. We love the
retro look, tonneau case and 40mm sizing of the new DS 2 watch, powered by the automatic ETA movement known as the Powermatic 80 offering 80 hours of power reserve. It's available in
silver and blue dial variants and comes in under a grand.
Eyewear Welt Eco
Italian eyewear brand TBD dropped a new line of biodegradable sunglasses called Eco. The Welt, one of their more popular, circle-shaped frames comes in a stark black with goldish
Avalon II Watch
We know this: Nodus makes
some great bang-for-buck watches, and the Avalon II seems to fit that mold. It's the next generation of the Los Angeles-based brand's diver, and it's got all the specs you'd
want from a diver, some cool details and a Miyota 9015 automatic movement — all for a pretty decent price. This, we know.
Casio G-Shock MRGB5000 Watches
This may look a lot like the iconic plastic watch you can buy for around $100 or less, but its looks are deceiving. It's kind of like a love letter to G-Shock's original
watch from 1983, taking the basic design and executing it in materials like "zaratsu"-polished titanium, sapphire crystal and a cobalt alloy called Cobarion for the top
bezel. It'll also be rife with details such as functional screws in its titanium bracelet — made to look much like the iconic plastic one. The version with a black finish
is most familiar, while a bare titanium version more readily shows of its metallic nature.
Oak & Oscar Humboldt GMT Watch
Based in Chicago, Oak & Oscar offers some impressive fit and finish for their no-nonsense watches. The new Humboldt GMT adds everybody's favorite watch
complication: the second time zone, tracked by a fourth hand on the dial in 24-hour format. The bezel rotates for tracking a third timezone, if you're so inclined.