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What’s Mike’s Deal? – HMS Victory DNA Quartz

This is one of the most unexpected and one of the most exciting offers we’ve encountered. An offer for this watch came across our desk just a short while ago. After verifying it we are rushing it out to our collectors.Brand new in gorgeous original packaging (the presentation is amazing), this watch contains an actual piece of material salvaged from the HMS Victory presented on a carbon fiber dial. There is a second piece exhibited on the authenticity card!Finding original MSRP on this proves difficult but our source estimates approximately $795.00. Obviously any history buff, sailing fan, or collectors of the “DNA” themed wristwatches will want this immediately; reserve yours now before it’s gone again!

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Vostok-Europe Almaz – Benediktas Vanagas Limited Edition

This is a spectacular watch, illustrating the wonderful builds Vostok Europe offers. This 47mm x17mm case is wrought in TITANIUM, a permance metal that is lighter, stronger, and more expensive than steel, beautifully finished in matte black. Housed within is the Miyota 6S21 quartz chronograph, in bridge configuration. Note the quick set date sharing the subdial. Both applied markers and hands are lumed with colored Super Luminova, against the charcoal colored dial. Note the custom racing red used in the date wheel. Unidirectional bezel is color coordinated and treated with additional lume. Ensemble is protected by a thick hardened K1 mineral crystal. Note the minutely detailed sculpture that is the case back. This is important not only from the artistic standpoint, but also because this is the Benediktas Vanagas numbered limited edition! You get the full special packaging and actual signature as part of the documentation.   The finished work is presented on custom 22mm 9″ leather strap (note the racing red coordination) and is tested to 20 ATM dive watch water resistance! Listing at 739.00, reserve yours brand new via TAW with full factory warranty for just 499.00, shipping included!

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Jiusko Dress Watch

This is the Jiusko take on the classic dress watch, with SAPPHIRE, and at a huge price break. The 38mm x 7mm case and solid link bracelet are built from 316L steel,sleek and low to the wrist, designed to slide easily under cuff. The dial is elegantly textured which lends a wonderful exclusive air to the look. The markers are individually prong set CZ’s, which is significant as these will give the sparkle equated to a fine diamond. Contained with is the rock solid VJ20 maintenance free quartz movement. The dial ensemble is protected by genuine solid SAPPHIRE crystal!   The finished work is presented on graceful 18mm solid link 8.5″ bracelet, and tested to 3 ATM water resistance. The silver tone MSRP is 215.00 and the two tone with selected areas layered in yellow gold MSRP is 240.00. Own your choice of finish and dial for just 59.99 through TAW with full factory warranty, shipping included! Please note that last shipping day for this offer is 9/21.  Otherwise your selection will ship 10/03.

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Stuhrling Original Legacy 927 Mechanical

So often we see the open heart complication feature the escapement assembly. Behold how beautiful the highlighted offset small seconds can be! This work highlights both the elegance of the decorated mechanical movement and the Stuhrling forte of the magnificently detailed dial. This 44mm case is of 316L steel and finished in rose gold. Dauphine style hands are also in rosetone. The dial is a warm white and features a wonderfully detailed texture inspired by high end guilloche work, with a precise window framing the mechanics driving the second hand. The ST-90911 17 jewel mechanical movement is beautifully finished as you can see, showcased front and back via Kristerna scratch resistant crystals. The finished work is presented on 24mm 8.5″ alligator embossed leather strap with classic signed buckle, and tested to 5 ATM water resistant. MSRP is 1095.00 but reserve yours now via TAW with full factory warranty for just 149.00, shipping included!

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Vostok-Europe Expedition North Pole Limited Edition

This is a beautiful opportunity on a rock solid build from Vostok Europe. The large 47mm x 17mm case is crafted from 316L steel. The crisp easy to navigate dial is beautifully lumed out with Super Luminova, and is protected by a heavy scratch resistant K1 mineral crystal. Housed within is the Miyota 6S21 quartz movement, providing both chronograph and quickset date complications. Presented on 24mm 9.5″ color coordinated custom leather strap, the finished work is tested to 200M water resistance. MSRP is 459.00, but reserve your color choice via TAW with full factory warranty for just 199.00, shipping included!

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Jiusko Sport Chronograph

As you may know we had quite the response to the last offer from this series, so we’ve managed to locate the strap option! Like its predecessor, this is one of the strongest buys we’ve discovered in some time, dare we say a must-own. This Jiusko 43mm x 15mm is wrought from 316L steel. But look closer; much closer. This is a multi-piece sculpted case. Just look at it from the side. Note the detail in the walls, and also the sculpted crown. The collars on the pushers, and the way the bezel is assembled. The dial is a sandwich multi-level, with varying texture and applied luminous markers. The large blade hands are luminous as well, with both hands and markers decorated with the accent color. The ensemble is protected by a solid SAPPHIRE crystal. And here is something the prior offer did not have; with the exception of the screwed in back the entire case shows off the expensive brushed black finish!

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Vostok-Europe Ekranoplan Caspian Sea Monster

This chronograph build is driven by the durable and accurate Miyota 6s21 chronograph quartz movement housed in 47mm 316L steel case. Notably it uses for lume the more recent and expensive hair light tritium technology from MB Microtech. 2 hairlights on hour / 2 hairlights on minutes / 1 hairlight on the second hand / 16 tubes on the dial ring mounted in reflectors. The wave textured charcoal colored dial is accented by splashes of both white and red beneath a hardened K1 mineral crystal. The finished work is tested to 200M water resistance. Though this limited time TAW offer you are upgraded into a second strap being included, and in addition a dive case as the watch packaging.

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Stuhrling Original Gen-X Esprit D’vie Automatic (Silver or Black)

Stuhrling delivers in the big heavy sportwatch arena! This 49mm x 145mm case is built from 316L steel, housing a Citizen 8247 21 jewel 21600VPH automatic movement with 36 hour power reserve. The movement is beautifully decorated and showcased via the semi-exhibition back. Complications include offset sweep second and GMT secondary time zone, both indicated via custom applied dial work. The dial further features applied markers and large skeleton styled hands, and is protected by a scratch resistant Krysterna crystal. The entire piece has a rich satin brushed finish. Presented on solid link 26mm 9” bracelet, the finished work is tested to 10 ATM water resistance. Listing for 995.00, but reserve your choice of either black with orange accents, or silvertone with black dial, for just 149.00 with full factory warranty and shipping included!

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Jiusko Deep Sea Chronograph

Check this out, because this is one of the strongest buys we’ve discovered in some time, dare we say a must-own. This Jiusko 43mm x 15mm is wrought from 316L steel, as is the solid link bracelet. But look closer; much closer. This is a multi-piece sculpted case. Just look at it from the side. Note the detail in the walls, and also the sculpted crown. The collars on the pushers, and the way the bezel is assembled. The dial is a sandwich multi-level, with varying texture and applied luminous markers. The large blade hands are luminous as well, and the ensemble is protected by a SAPPHIRE crystal. Now turn the watch over. This is a beautifully sculpted back and you can note the indents used to screw it down. Plus note the custom bolts used to secure the case assembly. Contained within is the rock solid Miyota 0S20 quartz chronograph movement, with quickset date between the 4 and 5 positions. The finished work is presented on solid link 22mm 8.5” bracelet with heavy ergonomic single deployant clasp with micro adjustment and tested to dive watch water resistance of 200 meters (the manufacturer says it’s actually 300 meters but since the back is engraved with 200 we’re going with that)! Listing for 450.00, you can reserve your choice of gray or black dial from existing quantity only with full factory warranty for just 139.00, shipping included!

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Stuhrling Original Special Reserve Emperor Automatic Skeleton Dual Time

Any fan of Stuhrling knows the Emperor. Simply put, it is not only among the most elegant but alo among the most successful series in the company’s history. And this one is of particular interest, because it is factory fresh but of the earlier generation, celebrating both the automatic movement and the exceptional dial detail.  The 42mm case is built entirely of 316L steel. Contained within is an Asian 20 jewel automatic movement delivering a GMT second time zone dial! The primary time zone is displayed via classic roman numerals, tinted blue, as are the elegant hands, designed to replicate the high end furnace blued appearance. The secondary zone is set independently and is seated at the 3 position via light textured dial. Note that dial detail is of particular importance to this generation, so you will see both fine texture detail and variance as well as inset mother of pearl in part of the outer track! Further an open heart complication is showcased, beautifully decorated. All is controlled via the single “bow style” crown at the 12 position, hailing to a rich pocket watch influence. The movement is decorated and showcased via the exhibition back, protected both obverse and reverse via Krysterna hardened mineral crystals. Presented on alligator 20mm embossed leather 8.5” strap, the finished work is tested to 5 ATM water resistance. This watch is absolutely sharp on the wrist, immediately eye catching, captivating, with a certian air of high end appeal. Listing for 725.00, we know we’ve not only got the best deal out there, but this is shipping factory direct with full factory warranty and backing! Reserve yours via TAW at almost 600 dollars off list for just 129.99, shipping included!

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