TAW Staff

The Talk About Watches staff is made up of a diverse group of dedicated watch collectors and enthusiasts with a wide ranging set of skills and interests in horology. They work hard with both Tim and Michael to bring you the most informative and in-depth information from within the watch industry and always attempt to embody the spirit of "Entertain ~ Educate ~ Inform".

Never Released Gruen Grand Curvex

We at TAW are a big believer in relationships, not just because it’s good business but sometimes it has perks, and this watch is one of those as we would otherwise never have access. This is a rare build, not only because only ten are known to exist in the world, but that the watch was NEVER RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC and has been maintained at the factory until now! This new-old stock Swiss Curvex is a magnificent example of sapphire sculpting. The 316L steel case houses a Swiss quartz movement and measures 25.5mm x 42mm which makes one of the largest Curvex ever made. The polished case curves to the wrist and is finished in gold with sculpted dial is designed to match with raised roman numerals and markers also gold finished. Cup set diamonds adorn the 3 and 9 positions. The case back is hand set with screws on the corners. Note the angles wrought into the obverse side of the case and compare the crystal. This is a thick perfect sapphire rectangle that has been sculpted so compliment the case angles, true art as it has been achieved without obscuring or distorting reading the time or dial outlay. The finished work is presented on a fine 8.5” strap and tested to 3 ATM water resistance. The msrp was slated to be 2495.00. Reserve yours NOT pre-owned and with full factory warranty with fresh battery for just 199.99, shipping included!

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XOSkeleton DNA Retro F-4 Phantom

This XO Retro contains the “dna” from a Phantom fighter circa 1972 melted into the steel making up the 47mm case. The DiamondFX crystal is retro shaped but has all the modern scratch resistance PLUS 18 layers of UV blocking! Presented on soft leather 24mm strap. TAW is brand direct so this is NOT preowned. It is direct from the XOS vault and comes with all original elaborate packaging and docs including the hologram cert! Containing Miyota 2035 quartz movement, finished piece is tested to 5 ATM water resistance. Collectors and war machine buffs will love this and at this price it’s absolutely a steal.

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Croton Watch Toolkit

We’ve talked for years on our shows how tool kits are one of the most practical additions to any watch collections. Also how they can literally pay for themselves, which is true. Recently we saw a discussion thread started by someone weary of paying 10 dollars per sizing, and if you went for the typical 12 piece kit in the 60 dollar (plus shipping) range you can recoup that in just six or seven sizings, not to mention some other stuff you can do. Smart, right? Ok, check this out. The kit we’ve negotiated has way more than a typical 12 piece. It may have some wear on the box itself (so what) but the tools are pristine. 3 jewelers screwdrivers. Bracelet block. Case blade. Additional portable bracelet block. Additional tool with numerous interchangeable strap changing forks and screwdriver heads. Needle nose. Jeweler’s loupe. Tool to loosen or tighten screw-in backs. dual head mallet. All in a custom foam interior carrying case. Not at 60.00. Not at half of that. ONLY 19.95, SHIPPING INCLUDED! Literally recoup this in the two sizings you do the first day you get it. It’s not a question of if you get this, only if you reserve what you need before they’re gone.

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Aviator ETA 2824 Propeller Automatic

This Swiss made Aviator is stunning! Many of you are fans of a rotor that is an operable propeller, and this build has it. It drives a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement housed in the 45mm 316L steel custom case. The propeller is displayed via the exhibition back, through decorated crystal. The dial is a rich charcoal color, contrasting the sharp white and red accents. All lume is Super Luminova and the dial further exhibits an expanded date window at the the 3 position, all beneath an AR coated sapphire crystal. The finished work is presented on 9” 24mm riveted custom leather strap and tested to 5 ATM water resistance. MSRP is 1379.00 and we found it discounted to 1099.00. TAW price is just 699.00 shipping included, brand new with full factory warranty!

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Gruen Gold/Black Curvex ETA Quartz

Pretty much every Gruen we’ve located has sold out and this one will more than likely continue the trend. This is a midsize Curvex measuring 24mm x 35mm and containing a Swiss ETA 956.112 seven jewel quartz movement. Wonderfully detailed vertical textured dial features polished three dimensional markers that are layered in gold, as is the case itself. Quickset date is shown through a frame wrought into the texture of the dial. Crystal is custom curved sapphire. Presented on 8″ fine leather strap with custom deployant clasp, the finished work is tested tested to 3 ATM water resistance, with an MSRP of 995.00  Reserve yours now through TAW for just 199.99, shipping included!

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Watchstar American Star (Last Chance!)

Per memo from XOS (directly related to Watchstar) this is the last of the factory direct American Star we will be able to get! This is the 21 jewel automatic Miyota 8150 housed in the 48mm case. Sculpted back has exhibition window as well. The dial is a beautifully detailed semi-skeletonized oil pressed creation with Super Luminova lume material, all beneath a chamfered AR coated sapphire crystal. The finished work is presented on a stunning 8.5” hand built SOLD 11 LINK BRACELET (created by the same designer that did the XOS Intercontinental) with dual deployant clasp, and tested to 10 ATM water resistance. Choose between yellow or black finishes. MSRP is 1995.00 but reserves now through TAW with packaging upgrade for just 299.99, shipping included! Please again note that this is the LAST OF FACTORY DIRECT AMERICAN STARS

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Vostok-Europe Almaz Bronze Automatic

For those who love not only Vostok Europe but the beautiful work they do in bronze, then this steal is for you! This Almaz features a unidirectional bezel 47mm case crafted in maritime grade bronze without patina, which means you will enjoy the natural patina over time. Housed within is the SII NH35 Automatic (24 jewels) with 41 hour power reserve, providing 3 hand with date complication at the 6 position. The dial is a military color concept, protected by hardened K1 mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating (the K1 crystal system provides the shatter resistance of mineral and the scrratch resistance of sapphire in one crystal. It is the optimum crystal for rugged, sports and adventure watches). All lume material is Super Luminova. The finished work is presented on 22mm thick leather strap with complimenting stitching, and tested to 20 ATM. Sold for as much as 629.00 with known discount to 499.00, reserve yours at the best price in the country; just 349.00, shipping included!

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Watchstar 1000m Aqua Lung “2 of 2”

When we launched the "1 of 1" version of the Aqua Lung with a blue bezel, it didn't last long. Now we have the sought after green bezel version of this watch (hence, the "2 of 2"). To the best of our knowledge, the ONLY two (2) to exist in the world. Not on'y is this a "one of a kind" (or two of a kind actually), but it is a functional 1000m diver that has the unique complication of a case that is filled with a specialized oil to counteract the extreme external pressure! Note in the reverse view that this construction requires a separate battery chamber; the actual case is never compromised. For the fans of Watchstar as well as those that like to collect rare pieces, this is a MUST have!

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Croton Super-C Quartz/Strap

Between the black dial and the black Silicon strap you have the perfect backdrop for these numbers to pop right out at you. What a perfect idea to use a satin finished bezel against a high polished case and then put high polished numbers on the bezel with a high polished edge which makes it easy to rotate. The high polish touches pick up the light from everywhere including the high polished edges of the hands which are luminous. The Red C on the second hand adds that special touch all its own, contrasting against the black dial that showcases the expanded quickset date window. All of this is working with a SII VJ45B quartz movement protected by a Sphereulite crystal. Presented on a soft yet strong 9” silicon strap with a buckle closure.

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LIVE SHOW: CT Scuderia

Join Tim Temple and his special guest Barry Cohen (US distributer of CT Scuderia and the founder of Luminox) as they bring you some incredible deals on amazingly designed CT Scuderia timepieces. Compared to pricing you'll find on the interwebs, you are saving about 50% off the MSRP of each watch in the show. The pricing is live and we hope you can join us live on Facebook for the show (link inside). If not, we will have a replay posted as quickly as we are able to.

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