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The Air Jordan 3 “Varsity Royal” Gets An October Release Date

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According to sources, the Air Jordan 3 “Varsity Royal” may not drop in the US until October. That’s too bad because we are looking forward to the new Varsity Royal AJ3’s this summer.

These kicks feature prominent tumbled leather uppers and elephant print overlays on the toe cap and heel with matching blue stitched embroidery on the tongue. To finish it off with the iconic Jumpman logo on the heel tab.

Air Jordan 3 Varsity Royal

Although we expect a U.S. release in October, you can still keep it locked to MrCottontop for the latest in sneaker news and release dates for your favorite kicks.

Air Jordan 3 Retro “Varsity Royal”
Release Date: October 2020
Color: Varsity Royal/Varsity Royal-Cement Grey
Style #: CT8532-400
Price: $190

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This Limited Casio G-SHOCK MRGG1000B-1A4 Watch May Be Their Coolest Ever

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It’s always exciting when a watch manufacturer decides to propel the brand to the next level with innovative technology, style and exceptional engineering.

The hardcore G-Shock and MR-G fans already know the MRG-Series for state-of-the-art timekeeping technology that is coupled with a level of craftsmanship that rivals its competitors.

Although this model has been out for a while, it still has a striking appearance; if you know your watches you only need one glance to know it comes from the G-Shock lineage.

Related: Would You Pay $1,000 for a Casio G-Shock?

In a previous post, we posed the question to our audience, “Would You Pay $1,000 For A Casio G-Shock?” We learned most watch aficionados would.

For those raven fans with a few extra bones at the end of the month, the high-end premium MR-G series has up’d their game with a Samurai-inspired edition of its MR-G model – the new MRGG1000B.

If you are unfamiliar with the MRG or “MR. G” series, this progressive line represent the top end of the of the G-Shock lineup.

It is meant to be a more mature and sophisticated version of the traditional G-Shock watches that you and I grew up with.

The MRG collection is assembled by hand and made in Japan, they known for their durability and ruggedness like the standard G-Shock range but also known for the thoroughly advanced technology and ingenuity that goes into each watch.

They are bigger than the typical G-Shock line but very comfortable to wear due to the titanium construction.

Casio G-Shock

Photo via G-Shock

The titanium case and band undergo a special deep hardening treatment that renders the metal five times harder than regular titanium.

Diamond-like carbon coating and sapphire glass crystal provide outstanding scratch resistance and durability.

GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology allows for the most accurate timekeeping, anywhere in the world.

The new MRG-G1000B-1A4 features crimson accents that evoke the red lacquered armor which signified the power and strength of elite samurai during the Warring States period of old Japan.

MRGG1000B-1A

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Crimson accents are applied to the bezel and dial logos, second hand, and inset dial hands, adding to the solid and rugged look of the MR-G.

The large side buttons, crown, and front screws are chiseled from metal and finished with gold ion plating, highlighting the black and red theme and lending a refined look to the watch.

The MRG-G1000B-1A4 comes with a timekeeping system that receives both GPS satellite signals and radio wave time-calibration signals, and features Dual Dial World Time, which displays times in two cities simultaneously.

Photo via HODINKEE

While it looks cool and the technology behind it is impressive, some still struggle with the price. Granted, you probably are a huge G-shock fan to consider this watch.

However, if you are a fan the MRG-G1000B-1A4, you might also consider the limited edition luxury MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone as well.

The Hammer Tone edition are decorated using the tsuiki hammering technique as applied by master craftsman Bihou Asano at $6200.00.

I applaud Casio’s timepiece evolution as they have made some spectacular watches of the years. I am also curious to see where Casio continues to take the brand and the MR-G collection.

Dimensions: 54.7 mm × 49.8 mm × 16.9 mm / Weight: 131 g

Features:

• GPS Hybrid Radio-Controlled time sync
• Sapphire Glass
• 200M Water Resistant

Specifications:

• Date and day of the week display
• Full Auto Calendar
• LED Light (Super Illuminator, with afterglow function)
• Shock Resistant
• 200m Water Resistant
• GPS HYPRID Wave Ceptor
• Anti-reflective coating sapphire glass
• DLC treatment + deep curing process
• Screw lock crown

If you would like to take a look at a cheaper version, click here.

Photo: via G-Shock

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Lewis Hamilton Reveals Unique IWC Watch for Black Lives Matter

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Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has just debuted a ‘one of a kind’ IWC watch. But he isn’t showing the watch for endorsement or to brag; he’s doing it to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lewis Hamilton is the only black world champion in F1 history, not to mention the all-time record holder for most pole positions, most points in a single season, most career points, most grand slams, and more.

He has a stellar career that most Formula One drivers can only dream of, let alone regular folk.

Despite all these achievements, he has been subjected to racist abuse. And it started when he was a child.

Since attaining his status as the only black driver in Formula One, he has used his platform to break down racial barriers in the sport. Recently, he called out the Formula One world for their silence on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lewis Hamilton

And when the F1 season resumed, he chose to kneel before the start of the Austrian Grand Prix; something which several other drivers did not bother to do.

That’s not all Hamilton’s done to raise awareness of the racial injustices in this world. On his Instagram story, England’s most successful F1 driver shared a close-up image of his one of a kind IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar, with a clear reference to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Big Pilot watches are distinct, even when compared to other luxury watches. And Hamilton’s one is unique even among its own kind.

The watch is pure black, from the bracelet to the dial and the ceramic case; and it makes use of IWC’s patented Ceratanium compound.

This exclusive watch additionally comes loaded with a perpetual moon phase for both the Southern and Northern hemispheres. It also has seven-day power reserve displays that show the day, date, month, and year in four digits.

The timepiece’s perpetual calendar further stands out by automatically recognizing the various lengths of each month, and it even takes leap years into account. So, there’s no need to make any adjustments until the start of the next century.

In terms of accuracy, the watch’s moon phase is even more distinctive. Its future owners—maybe Hamilton’s descendants or a watch collector—will only need to adjust the watch’s moon phase by one day for every 577 and a half years. If that doesn’t make this watch future-proof, nothing will.

It’s no stretch to say that Hamilton’s IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar is one of the most unique watches in the world.

The fact that it’s being represented for the sake of the Black Lives Matter movement only makes it stand out more.

Its functionality makes it an asset to Hamilton wherever he goes for his races, and its distinguishable looks make it stand out whenever he wears it. Because the watch has so many factors lending to its uniqueness, Hamilton might not even be able to sell it if he desires.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has shown exceptional courage to overcome racism, both in his past and present. And to become a six-time Formula One World Champion—just one away from the legendary Michael Schumacher—while facing obstacles that no other F1 driver has, just shows how strong his resolve is.

Lewis Hamilton is one of the biggest sports icons today. There’s no doubt that he will continue being a voice for the voiceless.

He has a massive following, his peers respect him—even if the respect is begrudging from some of them—and he’s one of the most outstanding sportspersons today. The IWC Watch for Black Lives Matter is just one of the many ways he’s trying to bring attention to injustices around the world.

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5 Best Men’s Activity Watches

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In the last year or two, a strange phenomenon seems to be taking place, men’s activity watches are making a major come back. These days we have all been tempted to ditch our watches for our phones.

The truth is with our smartphones in our pockets at all times we simply haven’t had a need for a timepiece on our wrists – it was a little redundant. At least this was the case until fairly recently.

When you see men at the gym, on the track, or simply out for a hike, there’s a good chance you’ll see a watch on their wrists again. So what gives? Well, the truth is these are typically more than just your average watch.

They’re communication tools, fitness trackers, and lifestyle monitors all wrapped up into one. Here are MCT’s choices for the 5 best men’s activity watches on the market today.

Apple Watch Sport 42mm

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If you’re an Apple product fan and you don’t mind splashing out the cash there are few substitutes that can match the range of features of the Apple Watch Sport 42mm.

This amazing little device can tell you the time, but it can also act as your activity tracker. It will tell you the steps you’ve taken, the distance you’ve

It will tell you the steps you’ve taken, the distance you’ve traveled, and it will track your heart rate for you so you can work out in a safe zone.

That’s not all this product does though. This watch will also display texts from your iPhone, run apps, allow you to talk to Siri, and you can use it to pay for goods and services. This is the ultimate personal assistant on your wrist.

This is the ultimate personal assistant on your wrist.

Fitbit Charge 2

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The Fitbit Charge 2 is designed to focus on your health and tracking your fitness activities. This device tracks everything you do from the time you wake up in the morning until you hit the pillow at night.

It will track your heart rate, count the steps you’ve taken, let you know how many calories you’ve burned, track your active minutes, and it will even send you reminders to get up and get moving.

When it’s time for bed it will also track your sleep patterns and make suggestions on how you can improve. It also syncs with your smartphone so you can see incoming texts and view calendar notifications. It’s simply one of the best options on the market.

It will track your heart rate, count the steps you’ve taken, let you know how many calories you’ve burned, track your active minutes, and it will even send you reminders to get up and get moving.

When it’s time for bed it will also track your sleep patterns and make suggestions on how you can improve. It also syncs with your smartphone so you can see incoming texts and view calendar notifications. It’s simply one of the best options on the market.

When it’s time for bed it will also track your sleep patterns and make suggestions on how you can improve. It also syncs with your smartphone so you can see incoming texts and view calendar notifications. It’s simply one of the best options on the market.

Garmin Vivosmart HR

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The Garmin Vivosmart HR might not be the household name that the Fitbit Charge 2 is, but it does pretty much everything that it does at a slightly lower price point.

It will even send you social media alerts and let you control your music all from your wrist. If you’re looking for a great activity tracker.

If you’re looking for a great activity tracker/smartwatch that’s one of the best values out there the Garmin Vivosmart HR is a great choice.

Samsung GearFit2

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There are those that love Apple’s products and those that love Android devices. If you’re one of the latter individuals there’s a good chance you may have opted for a Samsung phone.

Not to be outdone by Apple, Samsung also has a great companion fitness smartwatch – the Samsung GearFit2.

This watch has all of the fitness tracking features of the other devices in this article, but it will also let you save music right on your watch to listen to as you work out.

It’s also compatible with the iPhone so even if you like the Apple phone you can still opt for the SamsungGearFit2 which is a little more affordable than the Apple Watch.

This watch does it all and would look great on any guys wrist.

TomTom Touch

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The last product in our top five is the TomTom Touch and while you’re probably more familiar with this company’s car-based GPS units, you may want to take a closer look at this one.

This is a great smartwatch that has all of the fitness tracking features you’re looking for such as a heart rate monitor, step counter, calories burned, and sleep counter.

You can even track daily goals and access the TomTom’s unique body composition features. You can get basic call notifications as well.

You can’t access all of your apps like some of the other devices on this list, but if you’re mainly worried about fitness tracking the TomTom Touch has you covered. Let us know what activity watch you are rocking now?

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