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 Engineer Master II Sportsman: AKA the "Ducks Unlimited Watch"

    Date posted: 01-11-2015

    The Ball Engineer Master II Sportsman, also know as the "Ducks Unlimited Watch", is the first product resulting from a multi-year licensing agreement between Ball Watch and Memphis, Tennessee based Ducks Unlimited, the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. read article >

  • Engineer II Magento S: Introducing the A-PROOF System

    Date posted: 12-31-2014

    The Engineer II Magento S is the most anticipated new release from Ball in 2014. It is the only 2014 model featuring SpringLOCK, Ball's patented balance-spring protection cage which reduces the effect of mild repetitive shock. read article >

  • Engineer II Pioneer: A High Polish Chronometer

    Date posted: 12-30-2014

    The 40mm Ball Engineer II case makes its second appearance in a new model for 2014 with the "Engineer II Pioneer." The first time we saw this case was in the Marvelight (retail $1799), which combined an elaborate movement (ETA 2824-2) with incredibly tall tritium tubes for the hour indicies. read article >

  • A Topper Original Design by Russ Caplan

    Date posted: 12-30-2014

    While we carry many of the finest designers of engagement rings and wedding bands, we also create custom pieces. Ranging from classic to avant-garde, one of my favorite things to do is to spec out and create special pieces of jewelry. read article >

  • A Few Thoughts About Topper Pre-Owned Select

    Date posted: 12-23-2014

    One of my favorite parts of working at Topper Fine Jewelers is the mystery of the next watch to be traded in through our Topper Pre-Owned Select program. read article >

  • The Ernst Benz Limited Editions of 2014: Land, Air & Sea

    Date posted: 12-22-2014

    In 2014, Ernst Benz came out with a new limited edition series of watches. The new watches are variants on their signature chronograph models (Chronoscope) and three-hand models (Chronosport). The new 2014 editions each stand on their own, but are each part of a series vision in whole. read article >

  • Pictures of the Production models of the Bremont Boeing

    Date posted: 12-20-2014

    The Bremont Boeing models have been some of the most eagerly awaited watches of 2014. Today a Model 1/WH (white dial, three hand) and a Model 247/BK (black dial chronograph) arrived at Topper Fine Jewelers. read article >

  • The Ball Hydrocarbon Hunley

    Date posted: 12-16-2014

    2013 brought us three new models of the Engineer Hydrocarbon series with advanced shock resistance systems; Black, Airborne, and the Orbital II. The first two featured SpringLOCK; a cage that protects a watch movement's hairspring and ensures accuracy against the strain of mild repetitive shock. read article >