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Ben Clymer’s revered watch site Hodinkee has paired up with Swatch to create a fun watch duo that showcases two very affordable timepieces that run counter to its typical high-end phonological coverage. The new limited edition SISTEM51 and a smaller FLIK FLAK watch geared towards budding young watch-lovers, both clad in white plastic cases with white dials and black/blue numerals, markers, and hands. The adult version gets a 42mm case that houses the SISTEM51 Swatch proprietary automatic movement with a 90-hour power reserve, while its smaller 32mm mate gets an impressive Swiss ETA Quartz movement. The Summer Edition watch even has a see-through caseback showing off the attractive movement, while the kid’s version boasts the ability to be tossed in the washing machine while housed in nothing more than a sock. Both are impressively affordable at $170 and $40, respectively.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.