AZ Fine Time’s Top 13 Watches Of 2013

2013 was a great year.  Some incredible timepieces have come through our doors, we hosted some amazing events, and now we plan for an even better 2014.  To show what was most popular here at AZFT last year, we have composed a list of our top selling items for 2013…

#13.  Szanto 1100 Series Model 1101

Szanto 1100 Series Model 1101

Szanto 1100 Series Model 1101

Szanto is a new brand launched by Luminox founder Barry Cohen.  With a vintage military design but in larger size, affordable, and a great price point, the brand has already started to gain momentum while just barely reaching the market only a few months ago.  The 1101, so far, has been our best selling model in the line.  MSRP $225.

#12. Glycine Combat SUB automatic 3863.19AT2 V-MB

Glycine Combat SUB automatic 3863.19AT2 V-MB

Glycine Combat SUB automatic 3863.19AT2 V-MB

Glycine has a ton of great models to choose from and are reasonably priced for a Swiss automatic.  Last year, their Combat Sub Stealth ranked well on our list, but this year was barely beat out by the green bezel Combat Sub.  MSRP $1,450

#11. Orient Bambino Automatic ER24005W

Orient Bambino Automatic ER24005W

Orient Bambino Automatic ER24005W

The Orient Bambino is definitely a great vintage styled automatic at a killer price point.  The stainless steel with silver dial has been the most popular in the line up, while others were very close, the ER24005W ended up ranking best getting number 11 on our list.  Selling price on this model is $180.95.

#10.  Mido Great Wall M015.631.11.057.00

Mido Great Wall M015.631.11.057.00

Mido Great Wall M015.631.11.057.00

Mido’s great wall pays tribute to their continued success in the Chinese market.  It’s design is influenced of course by the Great Wall of China, with a brick like textured dial and similar styled strap.  The kicker is its MSRP of $1,490 for an automatic certified chronometer.  Mido currently ranks 4th in producers of COSC movements.

#9. FORTIS B-42 MARINEMASTER DAY/DATE 670.10.41

FORTIS B-42 MARINEMASTER DAY/DATE 670.10.41

FORTIS B-42 MARINEMASTER DAY/DATE 670.10.41

Fortis ranked high on our 2012 list with their Spacematic model.  While it was very close, the Marine Master B-42 ended up just barely ranking out the Spacematic.  MSRP $2,050.

#8. Casio G-Shock Master of G Rangeman GW9400-1

Casio G-Shock Master of G Rangeman GW9400-1

Casio G-Shock Master of G Rangeman GW9400-1

The new G-Shock Rangeman has only been in our store a short period of time and managed to gain quick momentum here in our store.  With only about a month and a half to get on our list, it made it with no problem.  As the 1st G-Shock to have Altimeter, Barometer, and Compass, its popularity is sure to be huge through 2014.  MSRP $300.

#7. Luminox Navy Seal Colormark A.3051.BO

Luminox Navy Seal Colormark A.3051.BO

Luminox Navy Seal Colormark A.3051.BO

The Luminox brand has a ton of great selling models.  By far, the most popular is their 3051.BO.  All black with tritium tubes for the indexes and hands, it provides great legibility in the dark, but still retains a stealthy look.  MSRP $350.

#6. Seiko Superior Limited Edition “Monster” SRP455

Seiko Superior Limited Edition "Monster" SRP455

Seiko Superior Limited Edition “Monster” SRP455

The iconic Seiko “Monster” diver was brought out in a new limited edition form for 2013 celebrating Seiko’s 100th anniversary of watchmaking.  With the upgraded 4R36 movement with hack and manual wind feature, the affordable “Blue Monster” has a selling price of $371.25.

#5.  JeanRichard Aquascope Blue Dial 60400-11B401-11A

JeanRichard Aquascope Blue Dial 60400-11B401-11A

JeanRichard Aquascope Blue Dial 60400-11B401-11A

Our newest brand this year JeanRichard has an incredible quality build and very reasonable price point for what you get.  The Aquascope Diver with blue dial made the rank on our list, but actually tied with the Terrascope with the green lacquer dial.  Based on the price differential, the Aquascope made it on the list.  MSRP $3,800.

#4.  Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron BN5030-06E

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron BN5030-06E

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron BN5030-06E

Citizen’s introduction of the new Promaster Altichron made it high on our list, especially considering how little time they have been out.  Without question, this is the best selling Citizen product this year.  With titanium case, a comfortable liquid rubber strap, and analog displays for altitude and compass, it is sure to continue to sell well through 2014.  Selling price $637.50.

#3. Casio G-Shock Aviation Gravity Defier GWA1100-1A3

Casio G-Shock Aviation Gravity Defier GWA1100-1A3

Casio G-Shock Aviation Gravity Defier GWA1100-1A3

Casio introduced a new variation of their Aviation series that has an upgraded compass and sapphire crystal compared to the previous GWA1000 series model.  With easy functionality, incredible durability, and awesome design the GWA1100 nears the top of our list.  MSRP $650.

#2.  Seiko Astron GPS Solar Kintaro Hattori Limited Edition SAST100

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Kintaro Hattori Limited Edition SAST100

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Kintaro Hattori Limited Edition SAST100

Seiko’s Astron GPS Solar has incredible technology and is one of the best selling products here at AZFT in general.  While the whole lineup sells really well, the limited edition SAST100 pays tribute to Seiko’s founder Kintaro Hattori, and made it to #2 on our list.  Last years LE (SAST001) made it to the top of our list last year, but the only thing holding it back was our #1.  MSRP $3,400.

#1. Grand Seiko Spring Drive Power Reserve Titanium (Snowflake) SBGA011

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Power Reserve Titanium (Snowflake) SBGA011

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Power Reserve Titanium (Snowflake) SBGA011

The iconic Grand Seiko Snowflake has become our #1 watch here at AZFT.  With a slightly increased production, 2013 brought forth a record amount we were actually able to receive, which really still isn’t a lot, but enough to put it at the top of our list.  The popularity of this piece has made it difficult to obtain, most having to pre-order and wait for delivery.  Rumor has it, that in 2014, the supply will not be as plentiful, so the waiting game will most likely be necessary to make the purchase.  One thing is for sure, it will be well worth the wait.

 

Thanks to all of our great customers for an excellent 2013!

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