Friday, April 26, 2013
Based off of the popular P6600 Type 6 series of military watches, the P6600 Sand is highly stable, shock resistant, highly visible day or night, water resistance and ready for any adventure.
The new P6600 Sand is also the latest in a long line of top notch military watches featuring a lightweight double case construction, with an all steel case housed in a lightweight carbon-fiberglass outer shell. This design allows for a true screw down crown and case back, superior water resistance and overall durability.
Of course the new Traser P6600 Sand Watch has Traser's famed Trigalight(r) Illumination system, providing the best readability in all lighting situations.
But what sets this series apart is the new color design AND the inclusion of a Sapphire Crystal. That's right, this is the only collection in the series (apart from the P6600 Automatic for nearly twice the price) to come with a Sapphire Crystal. So when you combine the legendary durability and performance of the P6600 Type 6 with all new "Sand" design AND a Sapphire Crystal you get a truly special collection. One that is on our short list of watches to keep an eye on. This one is going to be HOT!
Check out more details, pics, prices and specs by visiting us at Time 4 Tritium and TopFlight Watches.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Watch Guys are proud to present the ALL NEW -
Traser P6508 Shadow
Traser P6508 Shadow
The Traser P6508 Shadow is based on the legendary Traser Code Blue watch. It has all the same great features including the incredibly popular combination of blue, orange and green tritium gas illumination tubes but is now available in the new "Blackout" style.
Traser watches really are some of the best in the world and until you see a Tritium watch for yourself you really can't understand. There is nothing else like it and once you try one, you will be hooked for life. It truly is the perfect watch for any occasion.
For more information, pricing, pictures and specifications please take a closer look here.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Wenger, Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, is offering this LIMITED EDITION gift set which is one of the nicest we have seen in quite some time. It comes beautifully packaged in a special collectors case and features a Squadron Rescue Chronograph Watch with two wrist straps (one orange orange silicone strap and a dress black leather strap), plus an exclusive Black RangerGrip Swiss Army Knife with orange grips. The case itself is a treaurse all on its one and can easily be converted to a computer carrying case once the insert is removed.
The centerpiece of the set is the Limited Edition Squadron Rescue Chronograph. This meticulously detailed timepiece, dedicated to the search and rescue pilots worldwide, offers multiple features such as a 12-hour chronograph that measures elapsed hours, minutes and seconds, luminous hands, sapphire crystal and water-resistance up to 100 meters (330 feet). With a black PVD-coated stainless steel case crafted to excel in the most extreme conditions, the Squadron Rescue is well-equipped to handle any task. Bright, bold and unmistakable, the Squadron Rescue is fitted with a high-visibility orange silicone strap.
Included in the case is a fine black leather strap with orange stitching for dress occasions. Also included is a special edition RangerGrip Swiss Army Knife with black grips and orange accents. The Genuine Swiss Army Knife itself has the same blades and features as the RangerGrip52. The watch, knife, and computer case each have matched Serial Numbers. Only 1893 Numbered Sets are available worldwide.
For more details, information and pictures visit us at one of our sites: Gem of the Day or TopFlight Watches
Monday, March 4, 2013
Introducing the amazing new Citizen Proximity, a men's perpetual calendar chronograph watch designed from the ground up to be an indispensable companion to your iPhone®. The Proximity come with built in Bluetooth® 4.0 connectivity and is self powered by Citizen's amazing Eco-Drive Light technology.
When sync'd to your iPhone® 4S & 5, the Proximity becomes much more than just a watch. Traveling across time zones has never been easier with the incredibly Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity. With the push of a button, your watch can automatically sync to the local time and date. The Proximity offers a 10 meter sync range that will instantaneously lock your phone and your watch will vibrate to let you know that you have exceeded the sync range.
Convenient key features include Time/Date Sync, iPhone® Search, Call & Email Alert and Calendar Event Notification. The watch features also include a second time zone, 12/24 hour time, and a power reserve indicator.
The strap is leather with a nylon backing and accented with color-coordinated stitching. The case is made of stainless steel and is water resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet below sea level. The free of charge Proximity App is available from the Apple App Store on your compatible iPhone® or from iTunes on your computer. Available in either solid stainless steel or the new popular black stainless steel, this is an excellent watch for pilots, travelers, and everyone that depends on Internet Connectivity.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
New today on the Top Flight Watch Website is the Longwood Collection model 96B130 of the Bulova Precisionist Watches. In our showroom (and the website, too), the Bulova Precisionists have been real favorites. Bulova Precisionists are the only Quartz watches to have ultra smooth Sweep Second Hand flowing around the dial (like a mechanical watch, only even smoother).
But Bulova Precisionists are significantly more accurate than mechanical watches. In fact they are among the most accurate wrist watches in the world with a +/- 10 seconds a year accuracy.
The Longwood Collection are the first genuinely "Dress Models" of Precisionists, with sculpted cases and curved crystals. But they're still extremely tough.
See the Longwood Precisionist on our website here to learn more: http://
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A sapphire crystal probably one of my favorite features you can put on a watch. It's just nice to have and one of the things I look for when I am considering buying a watch. Why? Because sapphire is the 3rd hardest mineral on the planet and make the crystal virtually scratchproof. This is a pretty big deal in the long term of owning watches. I mean if you collect watches, chances are you are going to have them for quite some time. And if you are like me you probably wear them a good bit. (I don't baby my watches. If I put a watch on, I wear it.) In doing so, I put a good bit of wear on my watches and anyone who has had either a plastic or glass crystals can tell you, they will get scratched up over time. Sapphire crystals won't.
So, why doesn't everyone use sapphire crystals in all their watches? The cost. Sapphire crystals are expensive (at least comparatively to glass and plastic) so you don't see them in most of the lower end brands. High end brands will feature sapphire crystals in almost every model (brands like Tag, Rolex, Omega, etc...). Low end brands like to use plastic to keep the cost down and the brands that take up the large portion of the middle area usually have a mix of crystals depending on the price or the watch.
Fortunately, sapphire crystals are on the rise these days. More and more companies are offering sapphire crystals on more of their watch collections. Take Citizen for example. Citizen is a great watch brand with a mix of sapphire and glass crystals depending on the price and model watch. Entry level watches are usually glass and the flagship watches are starting to be offered in sapphire. This is a new move for Citizen and frankly a welcome one. I love Citizen watches. I think the quality for the price is one of the best at any price. The Eco-Drive technology is fantastic too. I have been watching Citizen add more and more sapphire crystal watches over the years and I think it's the right move. I mean, some of these Citizen watches are so nice and so well made that they deserve to have sapphire crystals.
A few years ago Citizen had almost no models in their line up with sapphire crystals but today you can find them sprinkled throughout. Take the Firenza Collection for example. This is a new series of watches from Citizen. 5 years ago, this collection would never have been offered with a sapphire crystal. In fact, the Firenza collection is actually a remake of an older series of watches. It was offered around 10 years ago and they were offered with glass crystals. This new collection is a reboot of the series with all the benefits of Citizen's new outlook. The result is a great looking watch (EP5970-57A) that is well built, superbly finished with both Eco-Drive AND a sapphire crystal. It doesn't hardly get any better than that.
Moving forward I hope to see even more. Citizen is on the right path and Seiko is too. With more and more companies adding sapphire crystals to the line up the future of the watch industry is looking better and better every day.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Yesterday we introduced the new Torgoen Swiss T32 Collection of Swiss Made Automatic Watches. After literally years of requests Torgoen has entered the mechanical Automatic Watch arena. Their first entry is a classic design Swiss three hand Automatic with a date function. And the entry level price of just $795.00 is remarkable, a real bargain among Swiss Automatics.
What's of real interest in Torgoen's choice of Swiss Movements, the Valanvron 24, a 25 jewel classic movement with the date function. Just one year ago Torgoen would likely have chosen the ETA 2824, which is virtually identical. But ETA, a division of The Swatch Group, has announced that it will, sometime in the future, stop selling ETA movements to all outside companies.
This has caused an explosion of new start-up manufacturers making certified Swiss movements to meet the demand of the non-Swatch Swiss brands. We are now seeing ETA 2824 clones from Sellita and now Valanvron spring up to meed the expected demand for Swiss mechanical movements.
Our experience, so far, with these start-ups has been excellent. We can't be certain of Swatch's reasons for restricting the sale of their movements. It seems unlikely that they cannot meet demand as worldwide sales of Swiss Watches is stable given today's economy. More likely they want the prestige of the ETA name for their own brands only.
Either way we think this development is good for the Swiss Watch industry. Have all their mechanical eggs in one manufacturer's basket was never a good idea. Ultimately more manufacturer's will mean more innovation and lower prices.
We are happy to recommend the new Torgoen T32 Collection for anyone wanting to own a fine Swiss Automatic. See the Complete collection on Gem of the Day or on Top Flight Watches.