Tockr C-47 “Dark Spirit” Skeleton Limited Edition

Independent American watch brand Tockr launches new C-47 “Dark Spirit” skeleton watch series, limited to just 10 pieces.

Aviation runs in the Ivey family’s veins, a theme that also influences every Tockr watch design. Tockr Founder Austin Ivey became a third-generation pilot and founded the Tockr brand to honor the legacy of his grandfather, a World War II era C-47 combat pilot, and the C-47 aircraft radial engine became the design blueprint for the brand’s inaugural watch collection. Years on, Tockr continues to draw on these experiences and influences to evolve its collections. The Dark Spirit offers a peek under the C-47’s hood with a skeletonized movement and updated stealth-black detailing.

Tockr C-47 Dark Spirit Skeleton Limited Edition

The Dark Spirit has 42mm diameter case in black PVD coated stainless-steel. Each case is engraved with a serial number from 1 to 10/10. Its skeletonized, Swiss-made automatic movement can be admired through an anti-glare sapphire crystal on both the dial side and case back. The watch is water resistant to 30 meters (3 ATM).

Tockr C-47 Dark Spirit Skeleton Limited Edition 1

The dial side of the timepiece offers a clear reading of the hours, minutes, and central seconds, while the reverse presents another view of the automatic winding caliber STP 6-15 H6 and custom skeletonized rotor. The 5N rose gold coating of the automatic movement and ring offer sleek contrast to the Dark Spirit’s black case and black grid. The movement has a power reserve of 44 hours.

Tockr C-47 Dark Spirit Skeleton Limited Edition 1

Dark Spirit comes delivered with two strap options, including a black calfskin strap and an extra black silicon band. Both straps feature a black PVD coated stainless steel 316L pin buckle engraved with the Tockr logo.

The C-47 Skeleton Dark Spirit will retail for $2,700 USD, but the 10-piece edition is available for a special pre-order price of $1,899 for a limited time at Tockr.com.

Tockr C-47 “Hugo” Skeleton Limited Edition Automatic Watch

American watch brand Tockr announces the second edition of the brand’s new skeleton watch model, the C-47 Skeleton Automatic « Hugo ».

This new model and new colorway represents an expansion of the widely acclaimed C-47 Skeleton collection, which launched in October of 2020, and within weeks, completely sold out. Like the classic blue and black editions before it, the new vivid blue Hugo edition will be highly exclusive, offered in a limited series of just 10 numbered timepieces.

Tockr C-47 "Hugo" Skeleton Limited Edition Automatic Watch

From the beginning, Tockr has been inextricably linked to the world of aviation and to the family lineage of Tockr Founder Austin Ivey, a third-generation pilot. Ivey’s grandfather flew a C-47 aircraft in combat during World War II, so it was only fitting that the C-47 Radial Engine became the collection that helped Tockr first take flight.

The C-47 Skeleton Automatic pays stylistic homage to the original collection while allowing wearers a peek under the hood at its skeletonized Swiss automatic movement. The new « Hugo » edition brings the Tockr legacy full circle, as the new series is named after an incredibly special member of Ivey’s family.

As with the previous C-47 Skeleton editions (now sold out), the new C-47 Skeleton “Hugo” features a 42 mm stainless-steel case containing a Swiss-made automatic movement, caliber STP-6-15, enclosed beneath an anti-glare sapphire crystal.

Tockr C-47 "Hugo" Skeleton Limited Edition Automatic Watch

In this 10-piece series, the movement, with its custom vivid blue skeletonized and engraved rotor, features a blackened treatment to achieve a dramatic visual effect and provide a clear reading of the central luminescent hours, minutes, and seconds hands.

The C-47 Skeleton also offers a robust 44-hour power reserve. The movement has been rigorously tested, produced, and assembled by Tockr partners in the Swiss Jura to ensure premium quality and reliability.

Tockr C-47 "Hugo" Skeleton Limited Edition Automatic Watch

The wearer can admire an unobstructed view of the skeletonized movement on the dial side, framed by a vivid blue outer ring (with subtle Tockr logo plate) and a black inner grid. The reverse case side has also been fitted with an anti-glare sapphire crystal to allow a view of the custom skeletonized rotor. The case back bears an engraving of the watch’s consecutive number that attests to its exclusivity.

The C-47 comes packaged with two straps, delivered with a premium hand-stitched vivid blue calf leather strap and an additional black silicon band, both equipped with a stainless-steel pin buckle engraved with the Tockr logo.

Each C-47 “Hugo” model will retail for $2,700 USD in 2021, but now it is available for the special pre-order value of $1,899 for a limited time.

Technical details

Model: Tockr C-47 Skeleton Automatic HUGO Edition, SKU 47C2SKSS.HG.LS

Edition
Limited edition of 10 pieces only

Case
Diameter: 42mm
Material: Stainless steel 316L black PVD coated
Waterproof 3 ATM
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment
Open case back with sapphire crystal and AG coating
Each case is engraved with a serial number from 1 to 10/10.

Dial
« HUGO » – Black grid/vivid blue ring with applied logo plate

Movement
Blackened – Automatic winding, calibre STP 6-15 H6
Hours & Minutes with central seconds, custom skeletonised rotor engraved in BLUE
26 jewels
Frequency: 28‘800 (4Hz)
Power-reserve: 44 hours

Strap/Rubber
Delivered on premium hand-stitched vivid blue calf leather (veal) + 1 extra black silicon band
Both with stainless steel 316L pin buckle engraved with Tockr logo.

Price details
Retail price: $2700.00 USD
Pre-order price: $1899.00 (for a limited period of time with mid-February 2021 delivery)

Tockr C-47 Skeleton Automatic Watch Limited Edition

Tockr has launched the brand’s first true skeletonised watch: the C-47 Skeleton Automatic. The collection of automatic Swiss-made watches will be limited to just two numbered editions of 8-pieces: 8 in blue and 8 in black sunburst.

From the beginning, the Tockr brand has been inextricably linked to the world of aviation and to the C-47 aircraft, beginning with the C-47 Radial Engine Collection which helped the brand first take flight in 2017. The Radial Engine famously paid homage to the iconic WWII era C-47 aircraft. Tockr Founder Austin Ivey’s grandfather flew a C-47 during the war, inspiring Ivey and his father to follow suit and become second and third-generation pilots.

Tockr C-47 Skeleton Automatic Watch Limited Edition

The new C-47 Skeleton features a 42 mm stainless steel case containing an automatically winding movement, caliber STP-6-15, enclosed beneath an anti-glare sapphire crystal. The movement, with its custom skeletonized rotor, has been treated with a blackened or gunmetal treatment to achieve a dramatic visual effect and provide a clear reading of the central luminescent hours, minutes, and seconds hands.

Tockr C-47 Skeleton Automatic Watch Limited Edition

The C-47 Skeleton offers a robust 44-hour power reserve. The movement has been rigorously tested, produced, and assembled by Tockr partners in the Swiss Jura to ensure premium quality and reliability.

The wearer can admire an unobstructed view of the skeletonized movement on the dial side, framed by an outer ring and inner grid in either blue or black and bronze. Each ring has been subtly accented by an applied Tockr logo plate.

Tockr C-47 Skeleton Automatic Watch Limited Edition watch case back

The reverse case side has also been fitted with an anti-glare sapphire crystal to allow a view of the custom skeletonized rotor. The case back bears an engraving of the watch’s consecutive number that attests to its exclusivity, numbered from 1/8 to 8/8. The C-47 comes packaged with two straps, delivered with premium hand-stitched calf leather and an additional silicon band, both equipped with a stainless steel pin buckle.

The new C-47 Skeleton numbered editions are now available for pre-order for December delivery.

Each retails for $2,300 USD.

Technical details

Model: Tockr C-47 Skeleton Automatic
Reference C47-SK

C-47 Skeleton Automatic Model with Bronze Grid, Reference 47CSKSS.01.LS

Tockr C-47 Skeleton Automatic Watch Limited Edition

Edition
8 pieces only

Case
42mm, Stainless steel 316L, waterproof 5 ATM, sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment
Open case back (sapphire crystal with AG coating)
Each case is engraved with a serial number from 1 to 8/8

Dial
Bronze Grid/Black sunburst ring (the grid-cutting requires 56mn each) with applied logo plate

Movement
Blackened – Automatic winding, calibre STP 6-15 H6
Hours and minutes with central seconds
Custom skeletonized rotor
26 jewels
Frequency: 28‘800-4Hz
Power-reserve: 44 hours

Strap
Delivered on premium hand-stitched calf leather (veal) + 1 extra silicon band
Both with stainless steel 316L pin buckle engraved with Tockr logo

Retail price
USD $2,300

C-47 Skeleton Automatic Model with Blue Grid, Reference 47CSKSS.02.LS

Tockr C-47 Skeleton Automatic Watch Limited Edition

Edition
8 pieces only

Case
42mm, Stainless steel 316L, waterproof 5 ATM
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment
Open case back (sapphire crystal with AG coating).
Each case is engraved with a serial number from 1 to 8/8

Dial
Blue grid / blue sunburst ring (the grid-cutting requires 56mn each) with applied logo plate.

Movement
GUN coated- Automatic winding, calibre STP 6-15 H6
Hours and minutes with central seconds
Custom skeletonized rotor
26 jewels
Frequency: 28‘800-4Hz
Power-reserve 44 hours

Strap
Delivered on premium hand-stitched calf leather (veal) + 1 extra silicon band
Both with stainless steel 316L pin buckle engraved with Tockr logo

Retail price
USD $2,300

Tockr Air-Defender Lume: Hydro Dipped Chronographs with Luminescent Cases and Straps

Based in Austin in Texas, Tockr was one of the first watch brands in the world to embrace hydrographic printing technology on the cases and components of its original Hydro Dipped Air-Defender collection. Now with the launch of the new Air-Defender Lume Series, Tockr again leads the way as the first watch brand in the world to produce wristwatches with luminescent hydro dipped cases. The daring and radiant watches illuminate from every angle, from their cases to their hands, hour markers, components, and lume dipped strap stitching. The new Tockr Air-Defender Lume models come in a range of immersion printed designs that include black and white lume, green marble lume, and camouflage lume.

Tockr Air-Defender Lume: Hydro Dipped Chronographs with Luminescent Cases and Straps

Tockr has consistently demonstrated a creative willingness to embrace alternative materials, designs, and methods to produce its mechanical wristwatches, from using salvaged pieces of historic aircraft and battleships in its dials to the brand’s early adoption of hydro dipped printing technology. Hydrographic printing offers virtually limitless design possibilities, and Tockr’s mastery of the process is evident in its previous models, which have included carbon print, tie-dye, magma, snakeskin, magma, camouflage, wood grain, marble, and other custom designs. Tockr watches are hydro dipped and assembled in Switzerland.

Tockr Air-Defender Lume: Hydro Dipped Chronographs with Luminescent Cases and Straps

Tockr’s chronograph watches epitomize the active-lifestyle and aviation inspiration that underline each of the American brand’s watch designs, taking cues from 1970s wristwatches designed specifically for military pilots and adhering to rigid NATO specifications. The Air-Defender Lume series maintains these design codes but infuses each model with powerful luminescence.

Tockr Air-Defender Lume: Hydro Dipped Chronographs with Luminescent Cases and Straps

Each Air-Defender Lume chronograph features a 45 mm cushion-shaped stainless steel case, wrapped with an eye-catching, luminescent hydro dipped design in choice of black and white lume, green marble lume, and camouflage lume pattern. The striking exterior is matched by exceptional performance, offering water resistance up to 100 meters and a max 42-hour power reserve.

Tockr Air-Defender Lume: Hydro Dipped Chronographs with Luminescent Cases and Straps

Enclosed beneath a sapphire crystal, the chronograph dial is comprised of 60 second, 30-minute, and 12-hour counters, a day-date window at 3 o’clock, ultra-luminescent hour markers, reflector ring, and hours, minutes, and seconds hands. The rotating inner bezel is easily manipulated by pulling the screwed-down crown at the 10 o’clock position. On the reverse side, a sapphire crystal case back reveals a look at the Air-Defender Lume’s top-finished, Swiss-made automatic Valjoux 7750 movement and the custom Tockr skeletonized rotor.

Tockr Air-Defender Lume: Hydro Dipped Chronographs with Luminescent Cases and Straps

The Air-Defender Lume comes with exclusive, American-made “Stealth” straps produced in partnership with Oklahoma-City based HIX Design studio. The hand-cut and lume-stitched custom “Stealth” straps are flared at the lugs, tapered at the buckle, and feature a raised and perforated section near the lugs with leather colors custom coordinated to each dial. For the first time, Tockr also integrates luminous thread into its HIX straps, hand-stitched with lume-dipped, pigmented thread.

Tockr Air-Defender Lume: Hydro Dipped Chronographs with Luminescent Cases and Straps

As with all other Tockr models, the Air Defender Lume model comes with a 2-year international warranty. Air-Defender Lume models retail for $3250.

Discover Three Stunning Tockr Watches in Classic Blue, Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

With Classic Blue watches from Tockr, it’s easy to incorporate the trending blue hue into any wardrobe. Each timepiece combines elements of classic aviation style with trending blue tones that recall Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year.

Tockr SkyTrain with Sunburst Blue Dial

The Tockr SkyTrain in sunburst blue is the watch for those who appreciate fine detail and a minimalistic take on a classic pilot’s watch. Named after the iconic World War 2 era U.S. Army warbird known as the SkyTrain, this new bronze model weaves aviation-inspiration throughout its streamlined dial, from the crosshairs to the luminous airplane-tipped second hand.

Tockr SkyTrain with Sunburst Blue Dial

The 42mm cushion-shaped stainless-steel case is water-resistant up to 50 meters and contains an ETA-2834-A6 movement that offers a hearty 42-hour power reserve. The Classic Blue theme continues through to its blue calfskin strap. The Skytrain with sunburst blue dial and stainless-steel finish retails for $1,200.

Tockr Air Defender Chronograph with Blue Dial

The Tockr Air Defender chronograph unites long-running performance with style and presence in a 45-millimeter stainless steel case. The Air Defender chronograph takes visual cues from classic 1970s era pilot watches while adhering to strict NATO specifications, with water-resistance up to 100 meters, vivid luminescence, and a 42-hour power reserve thanks to its top-grade Valjoux 7750 Swiss-made automatic movement.

Tockr Air Defender Chronograph with Blue Dial

The Air Defender’s many colorful options include a Classic Blue model in with a blue dial and a coordinated blue calf leather strap. The Tockr Air Defender Chronograph with Stainless Steel Finish, Blue Dial, and Calf Leather Strap retails for $1,800.

HydroDipped Tockr Air Defender with Hydrographic Printed Carbon Blue Design

The HydroDipped Tockr Air Defender takes on Classic Blue with a daring hydrographic printed carbon blue design. Tockr is one of the only watchmakers in the world to adopt hydrographic printing to adorn its watch cases, a fascinating immersion printed technique long associated with motorsports and industrial design, but a renegade choice for the world of watchmaking.

HydroDipped Tockr Air Defender with Hydrographic Printed Carbon Blue Design

The blue carbon print is just one trending option out of Tockr’s extensive library of custom patterns. Complete the Classic Blue look with hydrodipped carbon blue dial elements and a coordinated, hand-stitched calfskin “Stealth” strap created in partnership with the HIX Design studio. The HydroDipped Tockr Air Defender Blue Carbon with HIX Strap retails for $2,850.

Tockr USS Texas : Watch Collection in Partnership with Battleship Texas Foundation to Support Restoration of the USS Texas

The Battleship Texas Foundation chose to partner with the Texas-based watchmaker to produce a special series of watches, the Tockr USS Texas, made in part with salvaged material from the historic naval vessel and the world’s only remaining BB-35 dreadnought.

Tockr will donate over fifty percent of the proceeds from each watch sale to the Foundation to support their efforts to restore the ship and ensure her legacy will carry on for generations to come.

Built in 1912 and commissioned in 1914, The USS Texas, also known as the “Mighty T,” is as old as The Titanic and was once the most powerful battleship in the world. The colossal BB-35 naval vessel spent 34 years in active service, sustaining just one on-board casualty throughout the entirety of both World Wars. Since 1948, the 107-year-old vessel has continued her service to America through her second life as a memorial museum, welcoming generations of Texans and visitors from abroad.

The USS Texas
The USS Texas

Today, the greatest battle facing the “Mighty T” is her fight against the clock, as age and corrosion stand to threaten her existence, and Texas-based watchmaker Tockr has pledged over fifty percent of the proceeds of its Tockr USS Texas watch series to help finance the costly restoration of the famed dreadnought.

Born in Austin, Texas, and assembled in Switzerland, each 42mm Tockr USS Texas watch houses a high-grade Swiss quartz movement in a 316L steel case.

The dial features applied luminous indices, a date window, and a luminous silhouette of the battleship, encircled by a portion of the USS Texas herself.

Each case back bears engravings of the Battleship Texas Foundation insignia and a unique serial number, and all watches also come with a certificate of authenticity signed by The Foundation. Two USS Texas watch variations will be offered, one with a white dial, pink indices, and pink rubber strap and the other with a black dial and coordinated strap.

Tockr further reinforced the watch’s hyper-local connection by partnering with local Texas operation Midway Machine, located just 15 minutes from where the USS Texas is currently docked in La Porte, Texas. Owned by a local veteran, Midway Machine has specialized in small aerospace parts production for over 40 years.

The company employed its expertise to transform each unique piece of salvaged USS Texas material into the chapter rings that surround the watch dials, protected and enclosed beneath a sapphire crystal.

Military and naval enthusiasts, history lovers, watch collectors, and Texans at heart can admire unique, salvaged pieces of past, preserved forever within a USS Texas watch dial. Each purchase makes a major contribution to the substantial restoration work required to get the “Mighty T” back in fighting shape, as she prepares to reopen to the public as a national park by 2021.

The first 100 watches in the Tockr USS Texas series will be offered for an introductory price of $799 ($999 standard retail value).

Tockr Launches in Chicago at Abt Electronics Time Boutique

Tockr, the American watch company that offers aviation-inspired, Swiss-made time pieces, announces its debut at Abt Electronics, the brand’s first authorized retail partner in the Chicago land market.

Tockr watches will be available for purchase in the Abt Time Boutique within the 120,000 square foot Abt showroom in Glenview, IL, and online at abt.com. The partnership unites two great independent American brands driven by family values, expert service, and products of superior quality.

A third generation, family-owned and operated independent retailer, Abt has been one of Chicago’s most beloved retail stores since 1936, while Tockr is an aviation-inspired, Texas-based watch brand founded by Austin Ivey to honor his family’s multi-generational legacy as airmen and pilots.

Abt’s 83-year history in the Chicago land area has created a loyal customer base that spans generations. Abt specializes in expert customer service and a dazzling selection of top-flight brands and thousands of high-performance products in a variety of categories. As a market leader going head-to-head with big box retailers, Abt often adopts emerging products and brands, like Tockr, which soon gain widespread regional and national distribution.

Abt’s resident watch experts and watchmaker will sell and service a robust collection of Tockr timepieces, including the brand’s new Skytrain Collection as well as favorite Tockr models from the Air Defender, Air Defender HydroGraphic, and the D-Day C-47 collections.

Tockr will celebrate the brand’s launch in the Chicago market at a special multi-chapter RedBar Group collectors’ event that will bring together members of three different chapters of the watch collecting Group (RedBar Chicago, RedBar Madison, and RedBar Miami) to preview Tockr’s collections hands-on.

Tockr Hydro Dipped Air Defender Series

American watch brand Tockr has taken its classic Air Defender Chronograph and given it a bold new graphic treatment using the art of hydrographic image transfer. To date, hydrographic printing has been most broadly applied in the worlds of motorsport and industrial design. Tockr is the first watch brand in its price segment and one of few watch brands in the world to produce hydro dipped watches.

The new Hydro Dipped Air Defender features cases wrapped in daring designs including Tie-Dye, Magma, black or blue Carbon, and black or Hulk (green) Camo. Collectors can also commission a custom Hydro Dipped case from a library of colorful graphic themes, textures, and designs like pink camo, wood effect, fire, animal prints, and more. Custom models or backordered Tockr Hydro Dipped models can be delivered as soon as four weeks.

Since the beginning, the American watch brand has always embraced alternative materials and manufacturing methods to produce its aviation-inspired watches.

Each Hydro Dipped Air Defender stainless steel case is first primed then passed through a patterned, water-soluble film that is suspended on a liquid water surface. The film substrate dissolves into ink that is applied to the case by immersion printing.

The seamless and highly durable graphic application entirely encloses the finished watch case. This process requires the steady hand of a trained technician to ensure that the pattern is evenly applied to the case sides from all angles. Each case is then coated in a highly durable, scratch resistant sealant finish. The hand applied nature of the graphic design ensures that no two Hydro Dipped Air Defender models look the same.

The Air Defender chronograph watches epitomize the active-lifestyle and aviation inspiration that underline each of Tockr’s watch designs. The series takes cues from 1970s wristwatches designed specifically for military pilots while adhering to rigid NATO specifications.

Now the Air Defender’s 45 mm cushion shaped stainless steel case comes wrapped with eye catching hydro dipped designs, while still offering water resistance up to 100 meters and a max 42-hour power reserve. Enclosed beneath a sapphire crystal, the chronograph’s 60 second, 30-minute, and 12-hour counters and day-date window at 3 o’clock offer crisp legibility thanks to the ultra-luminescent markers and reflector ring.

The rotating inner bezel is easily manipulated by pushing the crown at the 10 o’clock position. Second and sub-second hands have been custom painted in orange, red, or green to complement each dial. On the reverse side, a sapphire crystal case back reveals a look at the Air Defender’s premium Valjoux 7750 Swiss-made automatic movement and the custom Tockr skeletonized rotor.

The Hydro Dipped Air Defender series comes with exclusive coordinated strap options including hand-stitched calfskin, alligator, or toad leather straps, and each dial colorway can also be purchased with a custom “Stealth” strap produced by Tockr for the Air Defender series in partnership with the HIX Design studio out of Oklahoma City.

The hand-cut and stitched custom “Stealth” straps are flared at the lugs, tapered at the buckle, and feature a raised and perforated section near the lugs with leather colors custom coordinated to each dial.

Each Hydro Dipped Air Defender Tockr model comes with a 2-year international warranty, and the collection retails for $2,850.

Technical details

Movement
Top grade Valjoux 7750 with perlage finish 25 jewels, 28’800 A/h,4Hz Day-date windows at 3:00
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Chronograph with 3 counters: 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours

Case
Cushion-shaped in Stainless Steel 316L with Sapphire crystal on front and back
Finish: Brushed/Polished
Diameter: 45mm
Lug to Lug: 48mm
Bezel: Rotating inner bezel controlled by crown at 10 o’clock position
Case back: Sapphire crystal with custom Tockr skeletonized rotor
Water resistance: 10ATM (100M)

Dial
Available in Tie-Dye with HIX strap or aqua toad skin strap, Black Camo HIX or Black calfskin strap, Hulk Camo HIX or black calfskin, Black Carbon HIX or Black Carbon grey calfskin, Blue Carbon HIX or Blue Carbon alligator, Magma HIX or Magma black calfskin, with Superluminova C3 ultra-luminescent markers and a reflector ring

Straps & Bracelets

  • Stock Strap: Stock Interchangeable hand-stitched calf leather, toad leather (Tie-dye only), or alligator (blue carbon only).
  • HIX Design Straps: Tockr partnered with HIX Design out of Oklahoma City in 2018 to develop a custom strap that would complement the unique look of the Air-Defender. Nicknamed the “Stealth” strap, each strap is hand cut and stitched at the HIX studio in Oklahoma City. The straps are flared at the lugs and tapered at the buckle and feature a raised and perforated section near the lugs with leather color matched to the accompanying watch features.
  • Bracelet: Integrated stainless steel (or PVD) bracelet with brushed and polished end links

Buckle
Pin buckle clasp in brushed Stainless Steel 316L

Tockr Skytrain Collection

Tockr announces its latest aviation-inspired watch collection known as the Tockr Skytrain.

The Austin, Texas-based independent watch brand setout to create a classic new watch design that features a streamlined dial design but retains the brand’s signature aviation-inspired DNA. Tockr invited watch lovers from around the world to contribute names for this classic new model. The name ‘Skytrain’ was selected as the winner on Saturday, June 15, alluding both to Tockr’s aviation roots and the brand’s historic ties to the iconic C-47 “Skytrain” warbird.

Third generation pilot and Tockr Founder Austin Ivey’s passion for flight has remained as strong as his love of watches. Ivey’s grandfather, decorated C-47 pilot Eugene Xerxes Martin, Jr. flew a “Skytrain” on 52 different missions throughout World War II, and later named the family’s Dallas grocery store after the C-47.Given this history, the C-47 “Skytrain” aircraft has become a recurring inspiration for Tockr and that theme carries on in the name of the new Tockr Skytrain model.

While Tockr is rooted in aviation and history, the young watch brand is also known to have cultivated deep connections in the watch community, both online and off, generating a unique two-way conversation with customers that significantly informs the brand’s design strategy. The independent watchmaker has always welcomed fan feedback, and the brand created the “Skytrain” model to satisfy requests for a simple and classic Tockr watch. Its streamlined look was achieved by omitting a date window and keeping details subtle, like the applied indices. At the same time, Tockr maintained its identity as an aviation-inspired watch brand with the crosshair dial design and the airplane on the second hand.

The Tockr team had all the elements of a compelling new watch model but couldn’t settle on a model name that would fit in with the brand’s existing collections. The brand designed to open the conversation up to its network of watch lovers and fans with a Tockr “No Name” contest. Within a month, over 1,200 contest entries had poured in, offering creative names for the “No Name” watch.

‘The winning entry, “Skytrain,” was submitted by Joseph W. in the contest run by online wrist-watch enthusiast publication aBlogtoWatch throughout the month of May 2019. Knowing Tockr’s history, Joseph was inspired to submit the name Skytrain in honor of the C-47, the official name the U.S. Army gave to the C-47 in 1941 (making the C-47 the first airplane in the country’s history to be identified by both name and number.)In honor of his winning contest entry, Joseph will travel to Austin, Texas to receive his own Tockr Skytrain model directly from Austin Ivey at Tockr headquarters.

Born in Austin and made in Switzerland, the Tockr Skytrain features minimalistic crosshair dials in choice of sunburst blue, sunburst gray, or matte black, featuring uniquely debossed minute track markers. The applied hour indices and hours, minutes, and seconds hands are clearly visible beneath an anti-glare sapphire crystal.

The applied indices and hands (including the Tockr airplane-tipped seconds hand) are also vividly illuminated in darkness. Each Tockr Skytrain model also features an accent of Tockr’s signature orange color at the 60 second mark at 12 o’clock, the crosshairs, and strap stitching.

The 42mm cushion-shaped brushed and polished 316L steel case contains an ETA-2834-A6 movement that offers a 42-hour power reserve. The solid caseback features engravings of both a radial engine motif, in a reference to a C-47 Skytrain, and a unique serial number.

The Skytrain is also water-resistant to 50 meters. Each Tockr Skytrain watch also comes with two strap options: both a silicone and vintage-textured calfskin leather strap with engraved pin buckle in coordinating color (blue, gray, or black).

The Tockr Skytrain is available at an introductory price of $950 (regular $1200).

Technical details

Model: Skytrain

Movement
Swiss manufactured automatic movement, caliber eta 2834-a6, 25 jewels, 28’800 a/h, 4hz
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds

Case
Cushion-shaped in stainless steel 316l with anti-glare sapphire crystal
Diameter: 42mm
Finish: Brushed/polished
Solid caseback with radial engine and unique serial number engravings
Water resistance: 5atm (50m)

Dials
Sunburst blue with debossed minute markers and applied luminous index markers
Sunburst grey with debossed minute markers and applied luminous index markers
Matte black with debossed minute markers and applied luminous index markers

Strap
One calf-leather and one silicone with color matching dial
Pin buckle clasp in brushed stainless steel 316l

Tockr D-Day C-47 “Alfred Pepper” Bronze Limited Edition

Specialized in aviation inspired watches, Texas-based watch brand Tockr has joined with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) to introduce a new 75-piece limited series of bronze commemorative watches known as the D-Day C-47 “Alfred Pepper.” Tockr named the new watches after decorated 99-year-old World War II pilot 1st Lieutenant Alfred Leland Pepper, an Ohio-based veteran who flew a C-47 and other twin-engine planes during the war.

Tockr Founder Austin Ivey, himself a pilot and grandson of a WW2 pilot, personally presented one of the new bronze watches to Lt. Pepper at a CAF event in Urbana, Ohio, on May 13, 2019. The event also gave Lt. Pepper another chance to step back in time and go inside the cockpit of a historic WW2 era plane known as the D-Day Doll.

Following the initial launch of Tockr’s stainless-steel C-47 “That’s All, Brother” watches in late 2018, Lt. Pepper’s grandson contacted Tockr to purchase a watch for his grandfather. The gift of this commemorative watch seemed a fitting way to honor his grandfather’s service, since its dial is made from salvaged aircraft material from “That’s All, Brother,” the C-47 plane that led the D-Day combat invasion into Normandy.

Tockr learned that Lt. Pepper had served as a pilot in the 403rd Troop Carrier Group, the 64th Troop Carrier Squadron in Guadalcanal and the 13th Army Air Force. He flew twin-engine planes (including a C-47) without a navigator, relying simply on sight, radio, compass, waves, or the instruments of the day.

Logging over 1200 hours of flight time before war’s end, Lt. Pepper successfully executed many drop and resupply missions and troop transports and earned many medals for his distinguished performance. This news inspired Tockr Founder Austin Ivey and Co-Founder Sophy Rindler to name the new watch after Lt. Pepper. They also planned to fulfill one of Lt. Pepper’s lifelong wishes: to see one of those WW2-era planes again.

Tockr and CAF arranged a special private event for the Ohio-based veteran on Monday, May 13, at Grimes Airport in Urbana, Ohio to present him with his new “Alfred Pepper” watch, in front of a WW2-era C-53 plane which flew in the original D-Day squadron 75 years ago, led by the “That’s All, Brother” C-47 aircraft. “The D-Day Doll” dropped paratroopers and supplies, and also evacuated the wounded.

The stop in Urbana was just the first stop for this historic aircraft on a seven-week U.S. tour before it embarked again to Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. This June, the “D-Day Doll” C-53 will join CAF, “That’s All, Brother,” and over 250 other historically significant war birds to return to the skies over Normandy in tribute to D-Day veterans, and Tockr’s D-Day C-47 watches will be along for the ride. A portion of each D-Day C-47 “Leland Pepper” watch sold at tockr.com/dday will support CAF’s restoration and maintenance of these historic planes.

Since late 2018, Tockr has released two 100-piece editions of the D-Day C-47 watch in stainless steel, and the 75-piece bronze limited D-Day C-47 “Alfred Pepper” series is the latest extension of the collection, designed and produced by Tockr in partnership with CAF to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. No more than 500 D-Day C-47 watches will ever be made by Tockr, and no more than 75 bronze watches of that series will be made.

The dials of this 75-piece bronze edition are also cut from authentic salvaged aircraft material from the “That’s All, Brother” aircraft, which led the D-Day invasion into Normandy, 75 years ago. Tockr has taken the utmost care to faithfully preserve and protect the original, genuine markings and unique character of the airplane material through each dial.

Consequently, no two watches are alike. The D-Day C-47’s distinct dial types each featured dark to light hues of brown and green and varying degrees of painting, stamping, or weathering. “Clean Cut” dials feature light to medium weathering and exhibit some light, original distressing; “Stamped” dials feature medium weathering and select “Stamped” models also display original typography in yellow, brown or blue hues. “Hard Worn” models feature heavily weathered, crackled, and chipped dial material with large areas of exposed aluminum.

Through an anti-glare sapphire crystal, the wearer can admire each precious piece of history, preserved beneath a special anti-corrosion sealant. An airplane-shaped second-hand, coated in vivid orange SuperLuminova, ticks along over the dial, visually linking the watch to the storied “That’s All, Brother” aircraft.

The Austin, Texas-based brand commissioned legendary watch designer Emmanuel Gueit to design a 42mm cushion-shaped case for the watch series, and the case also houses a Swiss automatic ETA 2834 A6 movement that is assembled in Switzerland.

Each Tockr D-Day C-47 “Alfred Pepper” model comes presented in a military-inspired, keepsake wooden box with two straps: a drab green strap made from canvas webbing and a brown leather band.

The Tockr D-Day C-47 “Alfred Pepper” retails for $2,700.

Tockr Watches Now Available in New York at Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards

Austin, Texas based watch brand Tockr announces its New York City retail debut at the new Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards this month. Tockr’s Air Defender watches will take pride of place at the multi-level store, merchandised directly on the men’s fashion floor. Tockr will celebrate the brand’s NYC debut on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the exclusive Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards VIP event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with special after-party festivities running until 9:30 p.m. Neiman Marcus will carry a range of models from Tockr, including their iconic Air Defender chronograph watches.

The Air Defender chronograph watches epitomize the aviation and active-lifestyle inspiration that underlines each of Tockr’s watch designs, which are born in Austin and assembled in Switzerland. The Air Defender takes cues from wristwatches designed specifically for military pilots during the 1970’s while adhering to the rigid specifications established by NATO.

Its 45-millimeter stainless steel cushion-shaped case makes a bold statement and offers rugged functionality made for racing down the open highway, over the seas, or through the skies with water resistance up to 100 meters and a 42-hour power reserve. Beneath a sapphire crystal, the Air Defender chronograph’s 60 second, 30-minute, and 12-hour counters come dressed in the collector’s choice of matte black, sunburst blue, dark green, panda, or silver, and each watch style offers crisp legibility thanks to the ultra-luminescent markers and reflector ring. The rotating inner bezel is easily manipulated by pushing the crown at the 10 o’clock position. On the reverse side, a sapphire crystal case back reveals a look at the Air Defender’s top grade Valjoux 7750 Swiss-made automatic movement and the custom Tockr skeletonized rotor.

Neiman Marcus will feature a selection of the most popular Air Defender models in a range of dial designs and strap or bracelet options from interchangeable hand-stitched calfskin leather to integrated brushed and polished or PVD coated stainless-steel bracelets. Tockr also partnered with HIX Design out of Oklahoma City to develop a custom strap to complement the Air Defender’s sporty persona.

Nicknamed the “Stealth” strap, each is hand cut and stitched at the HIX studio in Oklahoma City. The highly worked custom straps are flared at the lugs, tapered at the buckle, and feature a raised and perforated section near the lugs with leather colors custom coordinated to the Air Defender dials.

Each Tockr Air Defender model comes with a 2-year guarantee and the collection ranges in price from $1600 to $1950.

About Tockr™: Tockr™ is an American watch brand with a Swiss-made heart, founded in Austin, Texas in 2017. Inspired by his own experience as a pilot and the legacy of his grandfather, a U.S. Army pilot who flew C-47 aircraft during World War II, Founder Austin Ivey set out to combine his lifelong passions of watches and aviation in an accessible collection of aviation-inspired watches. In a short time, Tockr’s iconic C47 and Air Defender watch collections have already captured the imagination of watch enthusiasts around the world.

Technical details

Movement
Top grade Valjoux 7750 with perlage finish 25 jewels, 28’800 A/h,4Hz Day-date windows at 3:00
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Chronograph with 3 counters: 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours

Case
Cushion-shaped in Stainless Steel 316L with Sapphire crystal on front and back
Finish: Brushed/Polished
Diameter: 45mm
Lug to Lug: 48mm
Case back: Sapphire crystal with custom Tockr skeletonized rotor
Water resistance: 10ATM (100M)

Dial
Available in Matte Black, Sunburst Blue, Dark Green, Panda, or Silver with Superluminova C3 ultra-luminescent markers and a reflector ring
Rotating inner bezel controlled by crown at 10 o’clock position

Straps 
Stock strap: Stock Interchangeable hand-stitched calf leather.
HIX Design Straps: Tockr partnered with HIX Design out of Oklahoma City in 2018 to develop a custom strap that would complement the unique look of the Air-Defender. Nicknamed the “Stealth” strap, each strap is hand cut and stitched at the HIX studio in Oklahoma City. The straps are flared at the lugs and tapered at the buckle and feature a raised and perforated section near the lugs with leather color matched to the accompanying watch features.

Clasp
Pin buckle clasp in brushed Stainless Steel 316L

Bracelet
Integrated stainless steel (or PVD) bracelet with brushed and polished end links

Tockr D-Day C-47 Second Edition

After the successful launch of D-Day C-47 special edition watch to pay tribute to the legendary C-47 aircraft “That’s All, Brother”, US watch brand Tockr is launching a second edition of the same series.

On June 6, 1944, a C-47 aircraft lead the combat charge into Normandy on D-Day, emblazoned with a message, “That’s All, Brother.” Specialized in aviation watches, Tockr joined with the Commemorative Air Force to honor the brave veterans who gave it all on D-Day with the launch of a limited-edition watch series, the Tockr D-Day C-47.

The commemorative watches feature dials made with salvaged material from this storied paratrooper transport and each completely unique dial bears the genuine markings of its past. The first 100 watches pre-launched to CAF members in October, then launched to the public in November, and sold out by mid-December. Due to this unprecedented demand and interest ahead of the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, Tockr will issue a second batch of 100 pieces in January of 2019.

Once again, Tockr will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Tockr D-Day C-47 watch sale ($1,990 retail value), to help fund CAF’s mission of education and preservation, restoring and maintaining the historic “That’s All, Brother” aircraft for future generations.

The original 100-piece Tockr D-Day C-47 series came in three dial variations, with choice of “Clean Cut,” “Stamped,” or “Hard Worn,” styles which the brand will reprise in this second edition. Tockr returned to CAF after the first batch sold out to collect more salvaged material from the restoration of “That’s All, Brother” to cut for the watch dials of the second edition. Every dial type’s unique character reflects the perilous journey the aircraft undertook during World War II combat service. As in the first edition, the original markings on the airplane – whether painted, stamped, or weathered – have been carefully preserved on each watch dial.

A 42mm cushion-shaped case by legendary watch designer Emmanuel Gueit provides the perfect frame for each dial, a precious piece of history, preserved beneath a special anti-corrosion sealant. Through an anti-glare sapphire crystal, the wearer can admire the Tockr D-Day C-47’s richly textured dial, over which a distinctive, airplane-shaped second-hand coated in orange SuperLuminova ticks along in a clever visual cue that links the timepiece to the “That’s All, Brother” paratrooper transport.
Born in Austin, Texas, and assembled in Switzerland, a Swiss automatic ETA-2824-A6 movement forms the beating heart of this historically significant watch. Each Tockr D-Day C-47 watch comes presented in a military-inspired keepsake wooden box with two straps: a drab green strap made from canvas webbing and a brown leather band.

In 2019, CAF and “That’s All, Brother” will return to the skies over Normandy for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, retracing the path from the United States to England and on to Normandy. The launch of the Tockr D-Day C-47 marks the passage of time and the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day, while perpetuating the legacy of the brave veterans who accompanied “That’s All, Brother” on that fateful day for generations to come.

The Tockr D-Day C-47 second edition retails for $1,990 and will be available for sale in January of 2019.

Tockr D-day C-47 – Special Edition Watch in Partnership with CAF, Made from Salvaged Material from the Historic WWII C-47 Aircraft That’s All, Brother

US watch brand Tockr and The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) have teamed up to create a series of watches made with rescued material from a historic C-47 known as That’s All, Brother that lead the D-Day invasion. These limited-edition watches preserve vital history under each dial and contribute to CAF’s mission to fully restore the airplane to its original 1944 configuration.

As part of its efforts to preserve American military aviation history in order to educate, inspire and honor those who served, the CAF acquired the historic C-47 That’s All, Brother and set out to restore it to flight-ready condition. In the process, damaged portions of the aluminum exterior had to be removed and replaced. Rather than discard this sentimental material, the CAF approached Tockr, a Texas-based watch brand known for its aviation watches, including an existing C-47 watch collection. Together with CAF, Tockr engaged esteemed watch designer Emmanuel Gueit to design a new limited-edition watch that would incorporate the salvaged plane material as a focal point: the Tockr D-Day C-47.

Although every D-Day C-47 is assembled in Switzerland, the design produced for Tockr by Emmanuel Gueit is decidedly American. Made in batches of 100, each numbered piece contains a unique portion of That’s All Brother as the base for its dial, preserved under sapphire crystal. The unique dials bear evidence of their history with distinctive weathering, each a fragment of a much larger story that the CAF has preserved in the restored C-47 aircraft.

The Tockr D-Day C-47 comes in three dial styles, each ranging from dark to light military hues of brown and green, but differentiated by varying degrees of original weathering, chipping, and scratches and distinctive markings. “Clean Cut,” offers the lightest degree of weathering, while “Stamped,” features medium weathering, with some original type in yellow, brown or blue hues. A third “Hard Worn” variation is heavily weathered, crackled, and chipped with large areas of exposed aluminum.

The watch’s 42mm cushion case contains a Swiss self-winding ETA-2824-A6 movement, which offers 40 hours of power reserve. Three hands observe the passing of time, mere millimeters above a piece of American history, protected beneath an anti-glare sapphire crystal. The D-Day C-47 watch comes with two straps, one made of drab canvas webbing and one made of leather, each featuring a ‘quick change’ spring bar.

The case measures 42mm in diameter and bears the iconic ‘That’s All Brother’ Nose Art faithfully engraved on its case back as it appears painted on the original aircraft. The individually numbered watches come with a certificate of authenticity signed by the CAF guaranteeing use of genuine material from That’s All, Brother.

In 2019, CAF and That’s All, Brother will return to the skies over Normandy for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, retracing the path from the United States to England and on to Normandy. The launch of the Tockr D-Day C-47 marks the passage of time and the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day, while perpetuating the legacy of the brave veterans who accompanied That’s All, Brother on that fateful day for generations to come.

The first run of the Tockr D-Day C-47 was pre-launched to CAF members online on October 1. The Tockr D-Day C-47 watches will launch for sale to the general public online on November  and will retail for $1,990.

About Tockr™

Tockr™ is an American watch brand with a Swiss-made heart, founded in Austin, Texas in 2017. Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather, a U.S. Army pilot who flew C-47 aircraft during World War II, Founder Austin Ivey set out to combine his lifelong passions of watches and aviation in an accessible collection of aviation-inspired watches. In a short time, Tockr’s iconic C47 and Air Defender watch collections have already captured the imagination of watch enthusiasts around the world.

About the Commemorative Air Force

The Commemorative Air Force is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Dallas, and the recognized leader of the Warbird Movement—the effort to preserve and honor American military aviation history. Since it was founded in 1957, the CAF has accrued 170 historic aircraft—the largest collection of vintage military aircraft in the world. Educational outreach programs impact an estimated 20 million Americans each year thanks to over 12,000 volunteers who support the CAF nationally and overseas.

The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and women who built, maintained, and flew in American airplanes during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people, allowing them to experience the sight and sound of the aircraft in flight.

About That’s All, Brother | C-47A 42-92847 – The Airplane that Led the D-Day Invasion

When Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe, reviewed the major events of the Second World War, he identified four “Tools of Victory” — items that had a significant impact on the war. His list included the Bazooka, the Jeep, the Atomic Bomb and a single aircraft type – the C-47. Of the more than 10,000 C-47s built, none is more central to the story of World War II than the aircraft that led the D-Day Invasion, That’s All, Brother.

Constructed at the Douglas Aircraft facility in Tulsa, Okla., in early 1944, That’s All, Brother was delivered to the 438th Troop Carrier Group (TCG) during the second week of April. The 438th TCG was already deployed to England in preparation for the planned invasion of Europe. That’s All, Brother was assigned to the 87th Troop Carrier Squadron, already renowned for their exceptional flying skills. These skills earned them the job of paving the route into France for the largest airborne invasion in history.

That’s All, Brother was selected to lead the invasion, by Lt. Col. John M. Donalson, commander of the 438th TCG. Donalson, who planned to pilot the lead airplane himself, picked That’s All, Brother because of its name, which he thought would be a clear message to Adolf Hitler.

That’s All, Brother was quickly outfitted with primitive radar called the SCR-717. It was hoped that with this specialized radar, That’s All, Brother would be able to deliver her troops, the men of the 101st Airborne Division, directly onto their targets. The 101st was charged with securing German strongholds and key inland routes from the Normandy beaches.

That’s All, Brother departed Greenham Common, just before midnight on June 5, 1944. 800 other C-47s, scattered bases around the English countryside began to assemble in formation, a task made more difficult because they were flying without navigation lights and under radio silence to avoid enemy detection.

Carrying more than 13,000 airborne troops, the mass formation led by That’s All, Brother flew south across the English Channel. As they approached the French coast, the aircraft began to encounter heavy enemy flak. Soon after, they encountered unexpected low clouds further complicating the mission.

Pushing on in face of adversity, That’s All, Brother succeeded in leading the invasion force into France, dropping her paratroopers at 0048 on June 6, 1944. As American boots touched the ground that night, the Liberation of Europe had begun.

Returning to England, the scale of the full invasion was visible to the pilots as more than 5,000 ships carrying over 150,000 men steamed toward the French beaches where they would begin landing at dawn. That’s All Brother wasn’t done either. Flak damage was repaired and she returned to service later in the day, delivering a glider load of troops and equipment to the men of the 82nd Airborne, also fighting in Normandy.

As soon as airfields were secured in France, That’s All, Brother flew needed supplies into the country and evacuated wounded troops back to England.

That’s All, Brother would continue to serve during the remainder of the war in Europe, participating in Operation Dragoon, Operation Market Garden, Operation Varsity – and in the relief of the beleaguered defenders of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

Facts: That’s All, Brother
Douglas C-47A, 42-92847
Wing Span: 95′ 6″
Length: 63′ 9″
Empty Weight: 17,865 lbs.
Cruising Speed: 160 mph
Range: 1,600miles
Ceiling: 24,000 feet