For 20 years I wore the same watch—a Swiss Army model. I liked its simplicity, reliability, and conservative styling. Every six months or so, however, I’d have to buy a replacement leather strap, due to damage from salt and sun. But my most recent replacement was my last—Swiss Army no longer supports my old-fashioned model, I was told. So a hunt ensued, during which I dallied with Hamilton, Tag Heuer, Citizen, and even a rather fetching Seamaster from Omega. What I finally settled on though, was both new and a tad less expensive—a Trident Titanium from Reactor, a California-based outfit that specializes in “the best performance sports watches on the planet.” Forged from solid titanium, with glow-in-the-dark numerals, a 10-year lithium battery, a radically durable Japanese quartz movement, and depth-tested to 660 feet, the darn thing keeps excellent time, looks cool, and appears to be indestructible. I went with the rubber strap, by the way.
The Volvo Penta D8 fills a gap in the company’s line of recreational-boat-ready diesels, and it’s already linked to a next-generation IPS pod. Take our word for it, you’ll be seeing more of this engine at the next boat shows and beyond.
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