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We love reading HODINKEE, the site dedicated to serious watch coverage, but we’d be lying if we said it didn’t feel a tad cost prohibitive. As much as we enjoy reading about them, we can’t afford a huge collection of Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Cartier timepieces. Luckily, the team at HODINKEE saw the opportunity to bring their know-how to a watch that’s accessible to all. The result is the Sistem51 Blue Edition, a contemporary timepiece with simple, old-school elements. It’s fun and playful without being goofy. The hand-drawn numerals on the face are an ode to classic dress watches of the 1940s, so while this Swatch is modern, it’s also rooted in history. The Sistem51 movement is visible through the transparent caseback and is eye-catching in its red, white, and blue pattern. At $150, it’s a steal.

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[Shop]  You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice. Not only will you come to understand the inner workings of a lock, but you’ll gain the skills necessary to pick one with ease. And don’t worry, there are keys included in case you get frustrated.