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.
  • The Oris Divers Sixty-Five with the New Gray and "Deauville" Blue Dial

    Date posted: 12-20-2015

    Earlier this year, we wrote a post proclaiming the Oris Divers Sixty-Five our favorite watch under $2,000 for 2015. Oris has since expanded the model with an appealing new version featuring a gray and "Deauville" blue dial. read article >

  • Ernst Benz - The 18th Degree Chronosport Collection

    Date posted: 12-14-2015

    Sometimes the character of a watch can totally change with the introduction of a new dial. This is the case with the new Ernst Benz 18th Degree collection. read article >

  • OEM Strap Options for the Nomos Glashütte Tangente 38 for Topper Fine Jewelers 75th Anniversary

    Date posted: 12-14-2015

    Earlier in the week, we shared live pictures of the Nomos Glashutte Tangente 38 for Topper Fine Jewelers 75th Anniversary. If no strap request is made, the watch comes with a medium length black Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan strap. read article >

  • Longines Heritage Military COSD

    Date posted: 12-12-2015

    Two years ago, Longines came out with a series of three watches that captured the essence of military pieces in the 1930s with the Military 1938 collection. That series consisted of a full set of automatic movements (chronograph, GMT, and three hand) on sail cloth straps. read article >

  • The Nomos Glashutte Tangente 38 for Topper Fine Jewelers 75th Anniversary

    Date posted: 12-07-2015

    The Nomos Glashutte Tangente 38 for Topper Fine Jewelers 75th Anniversary is here! Unlike most watches we write about where we interpret the design intentions of the manufacturer, this piece came about as a collaborative design effort between me, my brother Russ, and the design team at Nomos. read article >

  • The BALL Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT

    Date posted: 12-06-2015

    After a long wait, the BALL Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT has finally hit U.S. authorized dealers. This watch follows the "Classic GMT" of the mid 2000s and the Magnate GMT which is still in production after being introduced about four years ago as the third "four hand" GMT watch in the Hydrocarbon collection. read article >

  • The Heritage Diver 1967

    Date posted: 12-01-2015

    The Heritage series has consistently been my favorite part of the Longines collection for as long as I've been working at Topper. Though I appreciate the military pieces of the 1930s and the formal style of the 1950s (Conquest and Flagship models), I find the vintage divers to be their most intriguing offerings. read article >

  • SBGR097 55th Anniversary Grand Seiko

    Date posted: 12-01-2015

    With a few exceptions, Grand Seiko models without rotating bezels, both automatic and Spring Drive, are in the 38-41mm range. At 42mm, Grand Seiko's 55th Anniversary SBGR091 is a modest outlier and is Grand Seiko's largest size for a non date automatic. read article >