Topper Blog The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.
  • Questions & Answers regarding the Newly Announced Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition

    Date posted: 03-13-2016

    Saturday on aBlogtoWatch we announced the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition. To our delight, the announcement generated a lot of excitement among our customers and fans of the Oris brand. Since then we have received a number of inquiries about the watch and, most common, how to go about securing one. read article >

  • Oris Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition Watch

    Date posted: 03-13-2016

    Along with many critics and collectors, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five was our favorite 2015 timepiece under $2,000. Now, thanks to our unique relationship and shared vision with Oris, my brother Russ and I are proud to announce the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition: a 100-piece limited edition non-date version of the Divers Sixty-Five.

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  • The Grand Seiko LE SBGV019?Display Back Comes to Quartz

    Date posted: 03-08-2016

    Some on the Internet liken Grand Seiko Spring Drive models to quartz watches with display backs. However, those in the collecting world know that while the Spring Drive movement may be regulated by a quartz component, it is still very much a mechanical watch. The Limited Edition SBGV019, however, is very much a quartz watch. read article >

  • Two Pre Baselworld Bremont Releases (MBII White and ALT1-C/PB) and an "in the metal" look at the MBII Topper Edition

    Date posted: 02-29-2016

    Earlier this month, Bremont announced three new models. The New ALT1-ZT/51, ALT1-C/PB and white dial variants of the MBII. Last week, Bremont's Neal Head was in the store giving us a chance to photograph two of the three new models, the ALT1-C/PB and the MBII White (aka (WH/OR). read article >

  • The Metal Bracelet Option on The Oris Diver Sixty-Five

    Date posted: 02-12-2016

    In addition to the Carl Brashear Limited Edition announced and reviewed last month, Oris has also released a stainless steel bracelet version for our favorite under $2,000 watch of 2015, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five. This post takes a look at this new option. read article >

  • The Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

    Date posted: 01-16-2016

    Normally we wait until a watch arrives in the store before we review it, but this one warrants immediate mention. The Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition is a variation of the popular Divers Sixty Five in a bronze case. "Anonimo Firenze" or "historical Anonimo" bronze models were extremely popular at Topper between 2005-2011. read article >

  • The Glashutte Original Senator Observer Collection

    Date posted: 12-28-2015

    A few years ago, Glashutte Original discontinued the Navigator series, a watch collection that will always be relevant to me not only because I found it an incredibly attractive and clean pilot series, but because the Navigator Panorama Date model was my father's daily wear watch for the last several years of his life. read article >

  • The BALL Fireman NECC: BALL Brings in a Diver Under $1,599

    Date posted: 12-28-2015

    There are seven main families of BALL watches: Conductor, Fireman, Engineer II, Engineer Hydrocarbon, Engineer Master II, Trainmaster, and Ball for BMW. Conductors are easily distinguished from the other families with their tonneau shaped cases. read article >