Chicagoboyz used to buy cheap plastic watches until we realized they are false economy, since you end up having to replace the bands and batteries every year or two. That is why this Casio Men’s EF106SG-2AV “Edifice” Two-Tone Stainless Steel number with faux-gold trim is the new official watch of the Chicagoboyz blog.
There is also an all-stainless version for those of you who prefer something a bit more understated for fishing trips or the opera.
These Casios are cheap, sharp looking, have a 10-year battery and durable metal band (see the Amazon reviews for easy adjustment instructions) and IME are highly waterproof. They also have nice big dial markings for those of us in the Ctrl++ demographic. Recommended.
Don’t forget the official Chicagoboyz cycling mirror:
This is an excellent product that we have been using for years. It may not prevent you from being run over but at least you will see who did it. Just kidding! It is also quite useful for kayaking, believe it or not.
Excellent bike tires. I use and recommend the 700 x 28 size, wire bead, without the kevlar belt. I think they are as good as anything and they are inexpensive.