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Just watch me: Wrist wear that'll get you noticed

Which one of these tempting timepieces will you wear while globetrotting?

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Time zone savvy When you're moving from one time zone to another, it's easy to lose track of time. Need to know when it's too late to call home? Or when your co-workers are at the office to take your call? With dual time-zone displays, the digital Phosphor World Time Curved E Ink watch will help you stay on time in 24 time zones. Display both at once, or just one (in oversize or small type), use backlighting or go dark, or set it to display both time and calendar. Too bad it comes in a man's size only. $175; watchit.ca.

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Time can stand still Classically good looks are just one feature of Seiko's Premier Kinetic Perpetual. Along with its stainless-steel case, black leather straps and Roman numeral face, the timepiece runs on its wearer's movements. When it senses 24 hours of inactivity, the watch slips into sleep mode and time literally stands still. Give your wrist a few shakes and the watch will automatically reset to the right time, even if it has been snoozing for up to four years. Also handy is the perpetual calendar: Once set, the date function automatically adjusts for odd and even months including leap years. $895; seikocan.com

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Ain't no mountain high enough Mountaineers can keep track of changing weather, ascent and descent values and sudden changes in air pressure with Suunto's Core Extreme Everest Watch. The special-edition wrist piece (8,848 were made to commemorate Apa Sherpa's 20th successful climb of Mount Everest) keeps time in temperatures ranging from -20 to 60 C and altitudes of -500 to 9,000 metres. But its built-in compass, alarm and chronograph functionality come in handy even when you're not conquering a mountain. $375; mec.ca

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