Named for the brave locomotive brakemen of the early 1900s, The Brakeman watch by Shinola ($625-$725) allows you to always be wearing classic America-made style, no matter what the rest of your attire entails. Like The Runwell, another handsome watch by Shinola, The Brakeman is entirely hand assembled in Detroit — including the Argonite movement, which is assembled from over 50 Swiss-made components. The Brakeman, available in 40mm or 46mm sizes in a variety of straps, sports a stainless steel case in five finishes, along with several different dial options, all of which feature a date magnifier, Super-LumiNova markers, and sapphire crystal protection. Precision internals, disguised as a sleek, everyday looker. That's Shinola at their best.
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There are plenty of wrist-worn fitness trackers available for data-obsessed athletes out there, but few offer the feature-set boasted by the Adidas MiCoach Smart Run Watch ($400). While it does everything you would expect from a device that tracks your physical activity — a pedometer to measure your movement, and access to historical data to chart your progress — it also packs in some other useful features. Built-in GPS keeps track of your speed, distance, and your favorite routes. An on-board coaching system will help you train more effectively, whether you're getting ready for a 5k or your first marathon. Perhaps best of all, it features an MP3 player with wireless Bluetooth audio, so you can say goodbye to extra gadgets and obnoxious headphone cables.