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This Is the Ultimate Tool Watch

Leatherman’s Legendary Multi-Tool Can Now Be Worn as a Timepiece

By Najib Benouar ·
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The term “tool watch” gets thrown around often in watch collecting circles to denote the sorts of timepieces that serve a specific purpose—like dive watches with high depth ratings and bezels marked to show time elapsed underwater.

But Leatherman—the folks behind their eponymous multi-tool favored by tactical experts and weekend handymen alike—may have just created the ultimate tool watch by literally building tools into the links of the stainless-steel band on their new Leatherman TREAD Tempo, due to launch this fall.

Wearing one of these is basically like turning your wrist into a toolbox, equipped with both shapes of screwdriver, hex drives, box wrench and the option to add other links in from their TREAD series (which began as a wearable multi-tool in bracelet form). It’s all TSA-friendly as well, so there’s no leaving home without it.

Oh, and of course, it also tells time.

Najib Benouar has been known on occasion to write about menswear, ice cream scoops and all other manner of gentlemanly pursuit.

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