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.
  • BALL Trainmaster Moon Phase: Welcome Back, Lit Moon.

    Date posted: 11-05-2015

    Prior to the release of the 2015 Trainmaster Moon Phase, two other three-hand BALL moonphase watches have preceded it. The first was the Engineer Master II Moon Phase, which came out in the mid 2000s. It featured the signature 40mm Engineer Master II case, a backlit crown-operated moon phase, and Arabic twelve, nine, six, and three o'clock markers made out of tritium tubes. read article >

  • The Ball Trainmaster Cleveland Night Express

    Date posted: 11-03-2015

    Today, Ball is a brand of many faces and influences. There are modern shock-resistant tool watches, themed pilot and dive watches, and pieces where the luminescence is the central design theme. The Trainmasters have traditionally been the most formal Ball watches. read article >

  • The Omega "Spectre" James Bond Limited Edition

    Date posted: 10-31-2015

    A few months ago, we decided to recap every Omega James Bond watch. This recap was right before we received our first Seamaster 300 "Spectre" Limited Edition. With the movie scheduled to be released next week, it seems a great time to post pictures of the actual watch appearing in the latest edition of the James Bond film franchise, "Spectre". read article >

  • Nomos Metro 38 Datum Urban Gray

    Date posted: 10-31-2015

    There isn't much at Topper that is more popular, or more pre-ordered, than the Nomos Metro models. Last year, Nomos came out with the Metro model of the Metro collection. The manual wind watch featured a 37mm case with a power reserve indicator. read article >

  • Topper proudly introduces Lab Grown Diamonds, by Pure Grown Diamond Co.

    Date posted: 10-13-2015

    For the first time in our 75 year history, we are introducing a gorgeous alternative to earth grown diamonds. Until very recently, beautiful diamonds being grown in a laboratory was science fiction! While industrial quality man-made diamonds have been around since the 50's, gorgeous gem quality stones have only recently become a reality. read article >

  • A look at the 2015 Omega Dark Side of the Moon models

    Date posted: 10-13-2015

    At Baselworld, Omega announced there would be four new Dark Side of the Moon models in additional to the original announced in 2013. We just received our first delivery of three of the four models at Topper Fine Jewelers including, "Black Black", "Sedna Black", and "Vintage Black". read article >

  • Oris Diver Sixty-Five: Our favorite 2015 watch under $2,000

    Date posted: 10-05-2015

    It's always interesting to see how production models end up varying from the prototypes shown at Baselworld each year. Sometimes a brand will show several versions of the same piece awaiting feedback from press, dealers, and retail customers for use in ultimately making the most popular configuration. read article >

  • Grand Seiko SBGR095: A Re-creation of the 1967 62GS

    Date posted: 10-04-2015

    Special thanks to new Watchuseek member DWK100 for letting us borrow his Grand Seiko SBGR095 for this review. The SBGR095, part of the Grand Seiko Historical Collection 62GS, is limited edition re-issue of the original 62GS, Grand Seiko's first automatic watch from 1967. read article >