Welcome to the Scottish Watches Podcast – Episode 372!
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We’ve bought back a fan favourite of our audience, Nick from Fears, along with a watch fam favourite jeweller, Topper, represented by Rob Caplan who runs Topper along with his brother.
Topper has a great history of creating thoughtful and enthusiast oriented limited editions with brands such as Zodiac, Nomos, Laco, Oris and now Fears. This new creation named the Fears Brunswick 40 Topper Edition takes Fears to the sportier side of things with many understated elements. This is an exclusive interview about this release so listen for all the details.
On the left we see Rob Caplan and on the right his brother Russ Caplan who run Topper Jewellers. Fears new Bristol HQ.Fears aren’t the only ones expanding. Topper is moving to a former GAP store which is three times the size of their current location.Topper history: Topper was started by the Topper brothers in Modesto Merced, San Joaquin Valley, California. The same place where American Graffiti takes place. The brothers sold it to Robs great uncle, who sold it to his grandfather, who sold it to his father, then him and his brother concentrated on providing a higher end experience by moving their location to their hometown of Burlingame, California. For the 75th anniversary of Topper commissioned limited editions with Bremont (https://topperjewelers.com/blogs/topper-blog/the-bremont-mbii-topper-edition) and Nomos (https://topperjewelers.com/blogs/topper-blog/the-nomos-glashtte-tangente-38-for-topper-fine-jewelers-75th-anniversary) Oris Divers Sixty Five Maxi Topper edition Our watch collab with Christopher Ward . Wristwatch check: Rob is wearing his Fears Redcliff Streamline Dave’s one of two custom Fears. Nick is wearing his Fears Brunswick White. The first Brunswick built. Rikki is wearing Rolex Batman GMT Master II. More Topper special editions: Nomos Glashutte Zurich Worldtimer Topper edition The watch that inspires Toppers want to produce white lacquer dials is the original Omega Broad Arrow. You can tell this is one of Rob’s favorite watch since he remembers the reference number – 3551.20.00 Glashutte Original Senator Cosmopolite-1-89-02-03-02-30 Besides moving to the home town of Fears, Bristol. Nick and Fears have released the Fears Garrick and Fears Brunswick “Jubilee Edition” & Brunswick Champagne More is to come including todays release of the Fears x Topper Jewellers, Fears Brunswick 40 Topper Edition. Code name 94010. Available today after 9:00am PST on the Topper website. Special shout out to https://www.instagram.com/watch_diversion/ 1948 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Reference 3133 “California Dial”
Robs personal IG – https://www.instagram.com/robcaplan_topper/
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Now check out the shows we mentioned throughout the episode: Scottish Watches Podcast #282 : Nicholas from Fears Watches on 175 Years, Writing A Book and A New Exclusive WatchScottish Watches Podcast #242 : Chatting With Nicholas from Fears About The New Brunswick PT Platinum WatchScottish Watches Podcast #183 : Catching Up With Nick from Fears WatchesScottish Watches Podcast #77 : With Nicholas Bowman-Scargill from Fears Watch Company and Rolex
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