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An insane amount of planning was done before Apollo 11 embarked on its mission to the moon. This included everything from the obvious landing itself right on down to the gear the astronauts would wear. Proof of that extensive testing is headed to auction, as a prototype lunar boot created for Neil Armstrong is about to cross the block. Manufactured by the International Latex Corporation in Dover, Delaware, the boot was ultimately rejected for reasons unknown. Still, as the stitched “Armstrong” moniker suggests, it was very much in the running to see action in flight and during training activities. If you pony up the big bucks, you’ll receive the boot and a custom presentation stand so you can display your little piece of history.

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As much as we love watches with dozens of complications and functions, there’s something to be said for a simple and understated design. The Nixon Patrol watch is a modern interpretation of classic designs that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Made with a no-nonsense 42mm stainless case, a rock-solid Miyota quartz movement and a stainless 3-link bracelet, it’s as clean and slim as it is durable and attractive. Add in the bold indices on the face to complete the sleek and stylish look. This is the watch for the makers and doers.