G-SHOCK watches are legendary for their toughness, countless versions, unique collaborations, impressive tech, and some seriously eye-popping colorways. The brand has as much global renown as premium watch brands at a fraction of the cost. Now, it’s all memorialized in a new hardcover book by popular horological website aBlogtoWatch’s founder, Ariel Adams. The book celebrates “a watch that doesn’t break even when dropped” and its illustrious 40-year history of “absolute toughness” with behind-the-scene photos, details on the technological innovations, advertisements, special collaborations, and highlights of some of G-SHOCK’s most prolific collectors. The book goes on sale on September 26th.


Vaer has been one of our favorite watchmakers for as long as we can remember because they produce new, classic watches based on iconic designs. Case in point, the Vaer G5 Meridian watch you see here. This timepiece is a 1950s-inspired 20ATM automatic watch that’s USA-assembled, dual timezone, built with ocean-ready functionality, self-winding and the brand’s first true GMT (the latest version of their core dive watch design). What’s more, it pays homage to other watches that are incredibly more expensive or hard to come by whilst also adding new aspects that makes this Vaer G5 Meridian watch more desirable than the other options in our opinion.