Tax day has come and gone again, which means that a fat check is likely in the mail. The average refund this year will be around $2,800 – enough money to buy yourself something very very nice. Here's our shopping list (gear and goods in the refund range) for folks getting a little change back from Uncle Sam.
Ralph Lauren RL 67 Safari 39mm
Ralph Lauren has been more focused on its women's line over the last few years so the new RL 67 Safari 39mm is an especially welcome addition to the brand's men's offerings. A much buzzed-about alternative to last year’s 45mm, the new Safari may be the best engineered sub-$5,000 chronometer on the market. Hidden beneath its black "aged" stainless steel case is a self-winding calibre RL300-1 movement with a 42-hour power reserve, and both Côtes-de-Génève and perlage decoration nestled behind a decidedly utilitarian screw-down case back. The beige Arabic numerals, oversized at the 12 and 6, are handsome, as is the rugged leather-lined canvas strap. Like Ralph Lauren's clothing, this watch is meant to age beautifully. This is a no-brainer for anyone seeking a chronometer with some serious Swiss-made style.[$3,200; ralphlaurenwatches.com]