Joseph Abboud is a name that is generally associated with fashion and apparel. But, they do make watches under this brand and damn fine watches they are! In this Talk About Watches exclusive offer, you are able to get this sport chronograph for less than $100. Aside from the name, you are getting an oversized case (approximately 47mm) that is popular right now along with an excellent dial execution that is sure to draw attention to the wrist. An easy to wear everyday sport watch that is sure to be presented well on your wrist.
The Sturmanskie Stingray is a masterful build, from both an architectural and "watch guy" standpoints". This heavy build is in 316L steel, measuring a hefty 47mm x 15mm. Housed within is the SII NH35 automatic 24 jewel movement, delivering quick set date at the 9 position. The crystal is an especially heavy example of hardened mineral, key because this watch is built to handle genuine extreme conditions. Depending on your selection, some models will have heavy steel bars to further protect. The dial is beautifully detailed, which is a key feature of higher end builds. Again depending on selection you will find a flat finish dial, or one emulating the look of water droplets, or even the look of stingray. It's important to note that all luminous material is true Super Luminova, including the unidirectional multi-piece sandwich style bezel.
Joseph Abboud is of course a legendary name in fine clothing design. Over the years watches have been produced as well. One of the first points to emphasize is that this find is not from the current batch on the market, but rather from a heavier group built a few years back for distribution in high end clothier locations. We know this because we spoke directly with the designer and creator of these watches for JA! Not only that, having examined this series in person can share that they have a beautiful balanced heft; these are well made watches.
Steinhart is a micro-brand well known for producing good quality watches at very low price points and the new Swiss Made Nav B-Chrono 47 Baumuster B Grey Edition follows that tradition. What is especially interesting at this price point is the use of a Top Grade Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph (with a custom decorated gold tone rotor). Add to that the use of sapphire crystals and Super Luminova (BGW9) packaged into a 47mm gunmetal and grey overall "package" and the $1K price point makes it very attractive to many.
On Wednesday, 08/15/18, the Movado Group announced that it intends to purchase MVMT Watches, Inc. for the initial sum of $100 million dollars. As reported for the year 2017, MVMT recorded approximately $71 million in revenue. While they do offer other accessories, most of this comes from the sale of their discounted timepieces. Are you familiar with the Movado Group (not just Movado watches)? Are you familiar with MVMT? We lay it all out for you with all currently available information.
Meet the limited edition Tsikolia P-47, a Georgian designed Swiss made pilot watch. The 47mm watch is built from 316L steel and contains the 13 JEWEL Swiss Ronda Startech 5040.D chronograph movement. The jewel count is important because the high end THIRTEEN JEWEL is completely Swiss made and gold plated, whereas the more common SWISS PARTS version has six jewels and nickel plated. The dial features easy to read arabic numerals and hand placed subdials modeled after gauges of an aircraft cockpit. Note that the minute recorder is deliberately set off axis. All lume is Super Luminova and the dial is protected by genuine sapphire crystal. Presented on riveted fine leather 22mm 9″ strap and tested to 5 ATM water resistance. Each dial is limited to only 100 for the world and lists for 949.00/999.00, case finish dependent. Reserve yours via TAW with full factory warranty AND shipping in the very cool original presentation crate for just 399.00, shipping included!
We are very, VERY excited to announce that (due to our relationship with XOSkeleton) we are able to do the next and final debut launches of the SUperlative Star Generation IV timepieces. Please use this preview to see the four (4) new Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) timepieces WITH the original "pod" packaging. In case you missed the otiginal debut launches of the Superlative Star Generation IV timepieces, they are available to you here as well. More information will be posted as we get to show time. Also please note that the new XOSkeleton Superlative Star Generation IV timepieces will be available for purchase the day of the show (hint: join our email list to get the early notification when they are ready!).
Some may recall how this model blew out on TAW not that long ago. We’ve discovered a few more of the Swiss made Italian designed Giantto Titanic 7! This time with the white dial, this 50mm x 14mm case is built of 316L steel and finished in rose gold. Housed within is a Swiss made quartz chronograph movement. White detailed dial features mirror finished arabic numbers and markers, both rose finished as are the hands. Lands are luminous, included hands on the subdials, which are trimmed in red, as is the sweep chronograph hand. The unidirectional bezel features the signature three dimensional numerals and luminous marker at the apex. The sculpted back is screwed in. The finished work is presented on 24mm black silicon rubber 9″ strap and tested to 10 ATM water resistance. MSRP is 1295.00 but reserve yours through TAW, shipping in plain presentation box, for just 149.99, shipping included!
Join Tim Temple and his special guest Craig Hester at 9pm EST on Tuesday, 08/14/18 as they bring you some incredible deals from the brands Extri, Aviator and Sturmanskie. We certainly hope that you'll join us live for the show and the deals. But, if you can't make it, a full replay will be posted as quickly as we can make it available.
We love the outlandish. And great dials. Stuhrling does a beautiful job delivering on both. This 42mm build is of 316L steel and as you can see, the dial design is the star of this build. The skeleton build is absolutely spectacular, featuring minimal custom concentric rings to illustrate hour, minute, and second markers. The custom designed hands are eye-catching, with an asymmetrical minute hand trading on two arced tracks. The center triangular hand records the hours. One of the standout mechanical features is that this is NOT based on a Chinese movement, but rather the much preferred superior quality 8N24 21 jewel MIYOTA BUILD! The back is both exhibition and screw down and both front and back are protected by hardened scratch resistant Krysterna crystals. The finished work is presented on a 22mm alligator embossed 8.5″ leather strap and tested to 5 ATM water resistance. MSRP is 1545.00 but you can reserve your choice of either goldtone or silvertone finish at the best deal out there, with full factory warranty, for just 199.00, shipping included!