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This Abbey Road Watch Will Send You Back in Time

Raymond Weil
Raymond Weil

The fact that The Beatles stopped recording new music nearly 50 years ago hasn’t appeared to dampen enthusiasm for licensing opportunities. Apple Corps, the company owned by surviving band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison, takes in millions from licensing deals every year.

Watchmaker Raymond Weil is hoping that perpetual demand will prompt fans to flock to their new offering: a timepiece that commemorates the group's last album, Abbey Road.

The Abbey Road Maestro takes its design cues from a vinyl record, with grooves etched into the face and the band members appearing in silhouette, making the same walk across the famous road that appeared on the album’s cover. The band’s logo on both the front and back appears to throb with each self-winding tick of the watch.

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If fans need a tangential reason to pair the musicians with watches, consider that Paul McCartney used to wear two during the group's U.S. tour in 1964: One was set to London time. Raymond Weil is now taking pre-orders for the watch, which is limited to 3000 pieces. No price point has been set, but their previous Beatles watch, released in 2016, retailed for $1395.

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These Super Realistic Ski Masks Let Your Inner Animal Come Out
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Beardo

No matter how serious you are about your skiing performance, it doesn't hurt to have a sense of humor on the slopes. These convincing animal masks spotted by My Modern Met make it easy to have fun while tearing up the trails.

Each animal mask from the Canadian apparel company Beardo is printed with a photorealistic design of a different animal's face. Skiers can disguise themselves as a bear, dog, fox, orangutan, or even a grumpy-ish cat while keeping their skin warm. The only part of the face that stays exposed is around the eyes, but a pair of ski goggles allows wearers to disappear completely into their beastly persona.

The playful gear is practical as well. The stretchy polyester material is built to shield skin from wind and UV rays, while the soft fleece lining keeps faces feeling toasty.

Beardo's animal ski masks are available through their online store for $35. If you like to stay cozy in style, here are more products to keep you warm this winter.

Animal ski mask.
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Animal ski mask.
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Animal ski mask.

Animal ski mask.
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Animal ski mask.
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Animal ski mask.
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Animal ski mask.
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[h/t My Modern Met]

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Learn to Tie a Tie in Less Than 2 Minutes
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For most men—and Avril Lavigne-imitators—learning to tie a tie is an essential sartorial skill. Digg spotted this video showing how you can tie one the simple way, with a tabletop method that works just as well if you’re going to wear the tie yourself or if you're tying it together for someone else who doesn't share your skills.

The whole technique is definitely easier to master while watching the video below, but here's a short rundown: As laid out by the lifehack YouTube channel DaveHax, the method requires you to lay the tie out on a table, folded in half as if you're about to loop it around your neck.

With the back of the tie facing up, you loop over each end, then twist the thinner of the two loops around itself so it ends up looking like a mini-tie knot itself. You'll end up nestling the two loops together and snaking the thin tail of the tie through the whole thing. Then, essentially all you have to do is pull, and you can adjust the tie as you otherwise would to put it over your head.

Unfortunately, this won't teach you how to master the art of more complicated neckwear styles like the fancier Balthus knot or even a bow tie, but it's a pretty good start for those who have yet to figure out even the simplest tie fashions.

[h/t Digg]

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