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About Little Treasury Jewelers

Founded in 1996, Little Treasury Jewelers is a unique family business drawing upon the passions and experiences of its owners, Linda and Steve Hammalian. Linda has worked in the retail business throughout her entire career, and in jewelry since 1996. Steve’s Ph.D. in linguistics and stints as a college professor, writer and environmental consulting executive were happily usurped by his longtime love of watches.

Linda founded the business in a suburban Baltimore mall, offering silver and gemstones. Steve joined the business in 2002 when the company relocated to an upscale shopping center in Gambrills, Maryland. In the subsequent years, Little Treasury blossomed into one of Maryland’s highly acclaimed destinations. The 2,500-square-foot store’s reputation now spills over state lines, attracting national and international clients.

With a commitment to bringing a broad array of brands and intriguing independent watch lines into their market, the elegant boutique showcases the collections of more than 20 watch companies ranging from entry-level models to haute horlogerie. Brands include Ball, Bremont, NOMOS Glashütte, Towson Watch Company and more. And the selection continues to expand, as Little Treasury recently welcomed the addition of timepieces by Frédérique Constant, Speake-Marin, Grand Seiko and Ateliers deMonaco, whose collectors’ pieces range from $20,000 and up.

A wonderful selection of fine jewelry complements the watch offerings, including the collections of Hearts on Fire, Simon G., Vahan, Roberto Coin, Gurhan, FOPE and Henri Daussi, one of Europe’s premier diamond cutters and bridal jewelry designers.

Little Treasury prides itself on impeccable client relations and an ever-evolving knowledge of the luxury industry. The company also carries pre-owned and vintage watches and jewelry, categories that have become one of the store’s largest growth areas.

“We remember what customers like and keep them aware of new products that are right for them. People like to hang out in our store and they appreciate what they learn here, especially about brands that are rare and difficult to find,” Steve says.

With a watchmaker, in-house laser welder and a full-time master jeweler on site, plus eight well-trained sales associates, Little Treasury is equipped to serve its growing clientele. Typical customers include entrepreneurs and professionals, from those just learning about watches to more sophisticated watch enthusiasts seeking something new or rare.

“We attract people who are new to watches and those who may have collected the ‘usual suspects’ but are now looking for something unique and with perceived value,” Steve shares. “We have also converted a large number of people from no watch or low watch interest into budding collectors.”

Little Treasury hosts annual multi-vendor watch and jewelry gatherings, intimate get-togethers for the enthusiast community and vintage and estate jewelry events. They have recently begun their exclusive annual series of “Time Out” events, encouraging watch enthusiasts to take time out of their daily routine to focus on their passion for collecting and learning about the world of fine watches. They host regional events such as Time Out Baltimore, Time Out D.C. and other setting locations, as well as the recent NOMOS Glashütte and Grand Seiko events in luxurious Washington D.C. venues.

The company recognizes the benefits of maintaining a strong event schedule year round. Becoming active throughout the seasons has extended Little Treasury’s reach to its clientele on a consistent basis. This dedication to maintaining client relationships has resulted in strong timepiece sales even throughout the historically quiet summer months. And many clients even stop by monthly to explore new products from Little Treasury’s collections.

“We are here not just to sell watches but provide an experience to our customers, such as meeting the person who designed or made their watch and opportunities to meet like-minded collectors,” Steve explains.

Over the past few years, celebrities such as astronaut Brian Binnie (for Ball Watch) have visited Little Treasury for special appearances. In-store events include brand gatherings with Alexander Shorokho , Riccardo Zannetti, Bremont and Peter Speake-Marin. Pim Koeslag, Chief Designer of Frédérique Constant and CEO of Ateliers deMonaco was recently on site for a special visit, as were Grand Seiko master watchmakers who shared their expertise.

Little Treasury also works with institutions such as the Smithsonian-affiliated B&O Railroad Museum to create limited editions like the new Ball Watch Royal Blue series. As an added personal touch, customers are invited to work with several of the watch lines Little Treasury represents to help them design, commission and order limited editions and unique pieces.

Other in-store events include those with a charitable initiative, such as raising funds for breast cancer awareness, a food drive to support a local food bank, and donating to Saving Promise, a domestic violence awareness organization.

A shopping-cart enabled website helps the store serve its customers, and Little Treasury also stays in touch through various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and a company blog.

“We launched our web-based business just a couple of years ago, and sales are increasing every month,” Steve explains. “We see it as a natural extension of our personal service, and many of our out-of-state customers then seek us out for a visit when they happen to be in the region.” But the biggest influence on the success of the store is Little Treasury’s group of loyal customers who keep coming back for jewelry, watches, and services and to share their life’s experiences. “Their terrific word-of-mouth brings in their friends and associates,” he concludes.


Collections:
Alexander Shorokhoff  •  Ateliers deMonaco  •  Ball Watch  • Bremont  •  Citizen  •  Frédérique Constant  •  Grand Seiko  •  Kendall  •  Longines  •  Luminox  •  MeisterSinger  •  Michele  •  Mühle Glashütte  •  Nomos Glashütte  •  Perrelet  •  Schaumburg  •  Seiko Astron  •  Seiko Prospex  •  Speake-Marin  •  Towson Watch Company  •  VogardZannetti


Locations:
2506 New Market Ln, Gambrills, MD 21054, USA


Social:


littletreasury.com

About Little Europe Jewels & Time

Little Europe Jewels & Time, situated in Oranjestad, Aruba, serves vacationers from around the world while visiting the Caribbean. Founded in 1978 in St. Thomas by Peter and Nina Alwani, the family-owned business, now comprising three stores, is represented by the second generation, with Girish and Satish Alwani at the helm. The two Aruba locations, Little Europe Jewels & Time and Time Square Jewels & Time, five star rated by Tripadvisor.com, are operated by Girish, who is also the watch buyer. (See this book for information about Time Square Jewels & Time.)

“My favorite part of the watch industry is seeing new innovations,” says Girish. “The watch industry is forever changing due to young and passionate watchmakers who push the limits and take risks.”

The 1,200-square-foot boutique has a traditional look with a variety of watch brands showcased on the perimeter and jewelry featured in the center island. Bell & Ross, Frédérique Constant, Luminox, Oris, Ulysse Nardin and many other well-respected watch brands are on display. Jewelry brands by Belle Etoile, Hidalgo, and Nina Nguyen and writing instruments by Montegrappa are also represented, as are watch winders, boxes and accessories by Under- wood and Wolf1834.

According to a company spokesperson, Ulysse Nardin is one of the store’s most popular brands, with its large selection of time- pieces in a broad range of styles—including those with complicated movements. Little Europe Jewels & Time recently sold a Ulysse Nardin limited edition Trilogy set. Other popular brands include Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Franck Muller and Tissot.

In 2013, the company took on several new brands, including Richard Mille and Franck Muller and in 2015 added SevenFriday and Tissot to its brand list. The pre-owned watch segment of the business is growing and has become a popular attraction at Little Europe Jewels & Time. The company accepts watch trade-ins from its clientele on a regular basis.

Shoppers at Little Europe Jewels & Time range from neophyte watch afficionados to those who own 10 watches and more. In addition, celebrities and other public figures passing through Aruba make the store a destination during their visit, and they come back for both the service and the quality of the merchandise available. Both Time Square Jewels & Time and Little Europe Jewels & Time have service centers in Los Angeles and New York, making it accessible for customers who made a purchase on vacation to have their pieces taken care of closer to home.

The company’s staff of 18 are highly trained via watch magazines, brand trainings and administrative feedback, and they make customer service their number one priority. According to Girish, the holiday season is the store’s busiest time of the year, since so many people are traveling to this region during that time. Local customers make up about 5 percent of the store’s visitors, while national customers comprise 75 percent and international customers about 20 percent.

Little Europe Jewels & Time annually participates in the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which has become high on the list for members of the film community because of its great location and its potential for growth. As for philanthropic commitments, the company is very active in assisting the local orphanage and senior living facilities.

The store keeps its customers informed about events and new products via a variety of initiatives, including an informational website, though future plans include an e-commerce site. And, of course, social media is playing an increasing role.

“With so many changes in the digital landscape, it is imperative that our presence is known through social media, such as Twitter, Face- book, Instagram and Pinterest,” says Girish.

As for trends, Girish says that men’s watches are booming at his store and account for about 49 percent of the company’s sales. Women are looking for timeless, classic designs in their timepieces. Thus it seems that with its great location and inventory of watches and jewelry, Little Europe Jewels & Time is sure to remain on the list of must-see places when visiting the island of Aruba.


Collections:
Alpina  •  Bell & Ross  •  Citizen  •  Franck Muller  •  Glashütte Original  •  Luminox  •  Michael Kors  •  Mido  •  Oris  •  Perrelet  •  Rado  •  Richard Mille  •  Roger Dubuis  •  SevenFriday  •  TW Steel  •  U-Boat  •  Ulysse Nardin


Locations:
L.G. Smith Blvd 15, Oranjestad, Aruba


Social:

www.littleeuropearuba.com

About I W Marks

I W Marks Jewelers has been committed to providing tireless and personalized service in the Houston area since 1978. A family-owned-and-operated business, I W Marks is now in its second generation, as President and CEO Bradley Marks continues his late father’s legacy of honesty, integrity and excellence in customer care. The company’s intergenerational success can be measured not only by its longstanding client relationships and its ever-expanding selection of fine timepieces and jewelry, but also by its physical expansion.

Nearly 40 years after its founding, I W Marks’ store on Bellaire Boulevard, once measuring 500 square feet, has grown to encompass more than 13,000 square feet of elegant retail space. The company underwent a 3,000-square-foot expansion and now incorporates a sleekly designed luxury watch boutique, with shop-in-shops throughout to display the collections of elite brands.

“It was important for us to modernize our space, while still keeping traditional elements that my dad [Irv Marks] put into place all those years ago,” Brad shares.

I W Marks offers a welcoming and tranquil atmosphere, allowing customers to leisurely browse the many showcases filled with watches, jewelry and luxury accessories. Among the acclaimed watch brands available are Rolex, Tudor, Zenith, Seiko, Glycine, Raymond Weil, Michele, Philip Stein, Shinola, G-Shock and more.

Complementing the timepiece selections are watch winders by Wolf Designs, fine writing instruments by Visconti, and jewelry collections by Mikimoto, Alor, Lagos, Kabana, Mattia Cielo, Kimberly McDonald, Federica Rettore, Suzanne Kalan, Rodney Rayner, Ponte Vecchio and Mary Esses. The most popular price point is between $5,000 and $10,000, while Rolex stands out as the most sought-after watch brand by I W Marks’ clientele. They also have many great gifts starting under $100, such as Visconti leather, silver gift items and IWM watches.

“We look for unique and different items that our customers would love,” explains Brad. “Exclusivity to our store is a true partnership. It’s just you and the designer/watch brand in that city.”

With a well-trained staff of 25, and a watchmaker on site, the store is a haven for watch lovers. In-store training as well as vendor-led educational sessions, weekly informational meetings and a plethora of literature keep the staff well informed and up-to-date on the fine points of particular models. Bradley underscores the importance of high-quality customer care and emphasizes that a knowledgeable staff is paramount for their success.

Beyond supporting the nuances of watch collecting, the company’s associates also serve those in need of gifts for milestone events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, wedding gifts, and certainly engagements. I W Marks is recognized throughout the greater Houston area for its bridal lines, with diamonds of all cuts, carat weight and color available. If a bride-to-be doesn’t see her ring in the showcase, the store’s talented in-house master craftsmen will design and create a one-of-a-kind piece to suit her style. This commitment to client communication extends beyond one-on-one interactions, as it is also prevalent throughout the digital space.

With a presence on prominent social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the store is able to communicate quickly and efficiently with its mailing list of clients and friends.

I W Marks also provides users with an informational website that includes their history, the brands they carry and the services they offer, as well as an “education” section explaining how to choose a diamond. It also offers etiquette advice about jewelry buying for special occasions.

I W Marks hosts annual Holiday Trunk Shows beginning in late November and running through mid-December for major designer lines and some watch collections, and it also presents an annual watch fair.

But the most fulfilling occasions on the event calendar are those benefitting others. An elegant seated luncheon benefitting the Houston Grand Opera was held, as was a kickoff party in support of the Project 88 Foundation, founded by Texans football player Garrett Graham and wife Ericka. The organization provides college advisors and leadership for public schools in need.

I W Marks Jewelers underwrites the annual Holiday Shopping Card, benefitting the American Cancer Society. This philanthropy-minded company has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through silent auctions to support the families of children battling cancer.

Joanna and Brad Marks hosted the Friends of Periwinkle, “Making A Mark,” Sneak Peek party at the Bellaire store, welcoming guests for a night of art in support of the Periwinkle Foundation. The organization works to positively change the lives of children, young adults and families challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses while cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Other commitments include the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Educational Scholarships, the Houston Humane Society and Rice University athletic scholarships.

I W Marks stands out among Houston’s landscape of fine jewelers, offering great products, excellent service, a tradition of trust and a sincere interest in the community. By adhering to these unwavering standards, it will continue to thrive in the city it calls home.


Collections:
2(X)IST  •  Alor  • Glycine  • G-SHOCK  • IWM Watches  • Michele  • Philip Stein  • Raymond Weil  • Rolex  • Seiko  • Shinola  • Tudor  • Visconti  • Waltham  • Zenith


Locations:
3841 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77025, USA


Social:


www.iwmarks.com

About Hamra Jewelers

Soon celebrating 30 years of successful business, Hamra Jewelers is a familiar and well-respected destination in Scottsdale’s luxury retail landscape. The store features a full range of items to suit the watch and jewelry needs of its local, national and international clientele, offering some of the best watch brands available, such as Breitling, Tudor, Rolex and Patek Philippe.

Jewelry from such sought-after brands as Jack Kelege, Charles Krypell, Jude Frances, Simon G. Tacori and Forevermark are thoughtfully displayed in Hamra’s gleaming showcases. In addition, Hamra Jewelers proudly offers its own exquisite jewelry designs. Owners Paul and Jeff Hamra say their knowledge of jewelry styles, trends and timepieces is reflected in the designs and brands they have chosen for their store.

“Building a collection as unique as ours is possible only with the talents and expertise of a knowledgeable staff and the excellent relationships and reputation we have with our designers and suppliers within the international jewelry community,” they share.

The contemporary design of the 4,000-square-foot boutique features clean lines and neutral tones, and the well-lit showcases and in-store boutiques for Rolex and Patek Philippe are fitting complements to the overall sophisticated ambience. Here, the store’s staff of fifteen have the opportunity to interface with a refined group of customers who, like friends, have become loyal and frequent visitors.

In-house training is provided to ensure that each staff member is knowledgeable about the various watch brands offered, and off-site training—as well as international brand specific education—provides an additional level of expertise. This is an important part of what Hamra Jewelers describes as its “ five-star experience,” since the majority of the store’s timepiece clientele are savvy individuals who own about five watches, with Patek Philippe and Rolex being the most popular. A highly trained on-site watchmaker is approved for a variety of watch repairs, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling and Tudor.

A strong commitment to quality, service and integrity are qualities that no doubt keep customers coming back to Hamra Jewelers. The store offers exemplary after-sales service on all purchases, including professional cleaning, polishing, repairing and the checking of gemstones to ensure that they are secure in their settings.

A full complement of additional onsite services is available, including expert ring re-sizing, gemstone replacement and jewelry plating. Hamra Jewelers’ talented designers are also on hand to incorporate precious gemstones into new or re-created pieces at a customer’s request, thereby creating one-of-a-kind custom designs.

Hamra Jewelers understands the value of creative outreach, which includes in-store events and community relationships. “We connect with our collectors and customers with a lot of personal interaction,” says Creative Director Steven McGhee. “We have a full-time salesperson with a desk at the [local] Mercedes Benz dealership, spending half his time meeting and visiting with clients. We have had a huge response to this.”

Thanks to current technology, customers are always in the know about Hamra’s latest news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and the company blog. The corporate website is a dynamic opportunity to learn more about the company and its upcoming events, as well as to purchase products. Here, one can peruse the company’s timepieces and jewelry, as well as its bridal collection of engagement rings and wedding bands, in the comfort of one’s home or office.

A staple of the company’s business for many years, Hamra Jewelers’ pre-owned and vintage watch and jewelry collections are extensive. The corporate website offers details about the many pre- owned pieces available, and as another benefit to customers, an additional warranty is offered on pre-owned watches. Of course, trade-ins are welcome.

Hamra Jewelers is looking forward to a future as bright as the Scottsdale sun. With the company’s broad range of products, superior customer service and welcoming atmosphere, the store will no doubt continue to flourish and grow for generations to come, making new and lasting relationships in the process.


Collections:
Breitlind • Patek Philippe • Rolex • Tudor


Locations:
15435 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA


Social:

www.hamra.com

About Hamilton Jewelers

Established in 1912 in Trenton, New Jersey, Hamilton Jewelers began a legacy of tradition and service, and it has since evolved into one of the country’s most respected watch and jewelry institutions. Irving Siegel, a former errand boy for a similar store, purchased the rm in 1927 for $15,750 in notes payable to the former owners. With a small storefront at 122 South Broad Street, the Siegels offered residents in Trenton a great range of wares from silver dresser sets, clocks and cigarette lighters, to such finery as wedding bands, diamonds and pocket watches.

Working tirelessly throughout the Depression, Mr. Siegel’s efforts proved successful and Hamilton Jewelers soon gained the reputation as one of the country’s leading guild jewelers, with a penchant for innovative design and a passion for exemplary service. This spirit of service—to clients and community—is what unites the three generations of the Siegel family leadership reaching from Princeton, New Jersey, to Palm Beach, Florida, and all points in between.

Since its founding, Hamilton Jewelers has combined the characteristics of an international jeweler with the unique hospitality of a family business. This passion for bringing the world’s nest jewels and timepieces to regional communities was a pioneering tradition that began with Irving and was conveyed to his son, Martin, who joined the business in 1955. Today, Martin serves as the Chairman of Hamilton Jewelers, while the company is under the dynamic leadership of his son Hank, who represents the third generation of the family. Hank serves as President and CEO of the firm, as appointed in 1992, and in 2012, the company celebrated 100 years as a family-owned business.

As a purveyor of the world’s finest luxury brands, Hamilton Jewelers’ timepiece collections include Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Chanel, Breguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Panerai, Breitling and many more. Jewelry from leading designers such as Chantecler, Ippolita, Gucci, Mikimoto, Temple St. Clair and Roberto Coin complement the store’s timepiece offerings, as does giftware, crystal, china and other collectibles.

A number of the watch brands available at Hamilton Jewelers are the result of relationships Irving Siegel formed generations ago. Hamilton Jewelers was one of the country’s first independent retailers to carry Patek Philippe. This relationship was established in 1938, and then reinforced in 1946 when Mr. Henri Stern paid Irving a personal visit shortly after establishing the Henri Stern Watch Agency as a means to distribute his timepieces to the United States market.

Today, Patek Philippe is one of Hamilton Jewelers’ most celebrated brands, and holds the distinction of being Hamilton’s longest-standing continuous relationship with a premier vendor.

Hamilton Jewelers became one of the first accounts in the country for a number of other elite brands, including Rolex in 1946, Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1954, Cartier in 1973 and Mikimoto in 1979. The company proved its forward thinking and talent for identifying product with superior style and craftsmanship, and it continues to be a leader in the industry today.

It is because of these longstanding relationships that continue to flourish today that Hamilton is able to offer its clients access to special events and limited edition pieces. In 2015, they had the honor of hosting a meet and greet event with the founder of G-Shock, Kikuo Ibe, one of only three appearances in the United States. In early 2016, their Worth Avenue store became the exclusive location in Palm Beach to view the one-of-a-kind Breguet Crazy Full Flower high jewelry watch. They also continue to partner with the top luxury watch brands during their annual Watch Fair, currently in its eighteenth year, where one can find hundreds of watches including the newest Basel collections and limited editions.

Hamilton also specializes in fine jewelry of its own design and manufacture. Employing old-world techniques with state-of-the-art equipment, master craftsmen create jewelry of exceptional design and quality. Hamilton maintains workshops domestically, and most Hamilton Collections are made in these facilities. The pride of American craftsmanship is a hallmark of Hamilton’s product offerings. A business division dedicated to emblematic and insignia jewelry serves as the Official Jeweler to the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as many other ancestral and civic organizations. Other guest services include a bridal and gift registry, estate and jewelry buying, corporate gifts, custom jewelry design, complete timepiece and jewelry repairs, and in-house appraisals.

Today, the company’s flagship store resides in Princeton, New Jersey, across from the Ivy League university, renovated last year to include a Rolex boutique. Other Hamilton locations are in Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Palm Beach store added a Patek Philippe boutique last year. Each location conveys a relaxed atmosphere of elegance and sophistication, and clients are welcomed as if entering the home of an old friend.

Hamilton is committed to social responsibility and works together with various industry, governmental, and trade organizations to influence and encourage safe and responsible business practices. In 2012, Hamilton was the first family-owned, independent jeweler to be certified by the Council for Responsible Jewelry Practices, an international non-profit organization representing over 60 member companies across the gold and diamond supply chain. Hamilton is one of 465 exclusive retail members internationally to be recognized by and admitted into this prestigious group. In 2016, Hank Siegal was awarded the prestigious American Gem Society Triple Zero Award, and Hamilton Jewelers won the American Business Awards in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility, evidence of the firm’s commitment to socially responsible and critical business practices.


Collections:
Baume & Mercier  •  Breguet  • Breitling  • Bremont  • Cartier  • Chanel  • G-SHOCK  • Hamilton  • Hermès  • IWC  • Jaeger-LeCoultre  • Michele  • Officine Panerai  • Patek Philippe  • Rolex  • Sablier  • Shinola  • TAG Heuer  • Tudor


Locations:
92 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
215 Worth Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
3101 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, USA


Social:


www.hamiltonjewelers.com

About Haltom’s Fine Jewelers

A Texas tradition for well over 100 years, Haltom’s Fine Jewelers has been serving the Fort Worth region since 1893, bringing exquisite jewelry and time- pieces to this cultural epicenter. In 2013, Haltom’s celebrated two significant milestones, its 120th anniversary and 30 years under the leadership of entrepreneur Jack Miller. Haltom’s has experienced remarkable growth under Jack’s leadership over the last three decades; and today, the jeweler has four retail locations in Fort Worth and the neighboring Texas towns of Arlington and Grapevine. The stores share the priority of exemplary customer service, which its loyal clientele has grown to trust.

As a tribute to company founder, G. W. Haltom, cast-iron clocks are displayed outside each of Haltom’s four stores. This element of décor dates back to the early 1900s, when G. W. Haltom purchased a Howard Clock with an eight-day manual-wind movement and placed it in front of the original downtown location in Fort Worth. The precision clocks currently standing adjacent to each storefront boast atomic mechanisms that use radio waves to verify the time, acting as a salute to expert craftsmanship, artistry and accuracy.

Haltom’s four stores each measure 3,000-square-feet and feature dark wood showcases, elegant lighting, an inviting atmosphere and diligent employees. The extensive company history has been witness to various phases of expansion and renovation. Haltom’s opened an exclusive Rolex corner in its flagship location, which opened in tandem with the grand opening of the Sundance Square Plaza in Forth Worth, thoroughly enhancing the downtown shopping experience. Most recently Haltom’s welcomed another Rolex corner, this time in its Ridglea store, which opened in the summer of 2016.

A comprehensive training program ensures Haltom’s sales associates are up to date on industry news, trends, innovations and more, as each employee attends a weekly training seminar. Their knowledge of the watch industry and enthusiasm for all things horological are palpable, and customers feel con dent that a special purchase from Haltom’s Fine Jewelers will be treasured for years to come. The company’s service department offers timely expert attention to each piece that comes through its doors, and customers who avail them- selves of the assistance available at Haltom’s Fine Jewelers will not soon forget the positive experience.

“We truly believe in building our business one customer and one referral at a time,” shares Vice President Ladye Ann Miller, who celebrated 35 years at Haltom’s in 2015.

Jack adds, “The most important part of our business is our relationship with customers. Our philosophy is that since we don’t have anything anyone needs, we must make the Haltom’s experience fun, easy and desirable.”

Desirable indeed, Haltom’s selection of timepieces comprises the most prestigious Swiss houses of horology, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Omega, Breitling, TAG Heuer and more.

The Texas jeweler remains resolutely committed to quality, expert craftsmanship and value, without being swayed by passing trends. This foundation explains why only the most respected marques can be found within Haltom’s Fine Jewelers.

“You’ll never find an offering in our store that we ourselves wouldn’t be proud to hand down to our own children and grandchildren,” Jack explains.

In addition to its exquisite selection of timepieces, Haltom’s showcases display jewelry collections by Gurhan, John Hardy, Ippolita, Konstantino, Marco Bicego, Mikimoto, Roberto Coin and Steven Lagos, as well as a full line of giftware by Baccarat, Waterford, Lalique, Nambe and more.

Haltom’s Fine Jewelers is deeply committed to enriching and supporting the community that has sustained it for so many years.


Collections:
Breitlind • Luminös • Omega • Patek Philippe • Rolex • TAG Heuer


Locations:
4001 Arlington Highlands Blvd, Arlington, TX 76018, USA
1469 TX-114, Grapevine, TX 76051, USA
6102 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76116, USA
317 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA


Social:

www.haltoms.com

About Govberg Jewelers

A Philadelphia tradition since 1916, Govberg Jewelers is one of the nation’s most elite purveyors of luxury timepieces, authorized by the world’s most celebrated brands and admired by watch enthusiasts worldwide. Upon its centennial anniversary, ‘Govberg’ is ostensibly synonymous with ‘horology,’ but it was only in the last 35 years that the watch category was embraced.

Govberg Jewelers was founded 100 years ago by Albert Govberg. A young diamond expert, Albert worked alongside his brother and later his son Irv, as he established a legacy of tradition, trust and service in Philadelphia’s jewelry trade. At the helm of this unique operation today is Albert’s grandson Danny, whose entrance into the family business in the early 1980s marked the significant turning point in the company’s identity. Up until that point, Govberg Jewelers’ specialty was limited to jewelry. Passionate, energetic and in tune with the pulse of the global marketplace, Danny challenged his predecessors’ business models and successfully brought timepieces into the spotlight.

The company has since evolved into a highly specialized operation, recognized far beyond Philadelphia for its unrivaled selection of exclusive and limited production wristwatches, a pre-owned inventory of remarkable breadth and a knowledgeable team to guide the process of horological discovery. Working alongside two of his sons, Brian and Marc, Danny operates three elegant and inherently welcoming showrooms in Center City, Philadelphia, the neighboring town of Ardmore and most recently, Moreland Hills, Ohio. The newest boutique opened in the summer of 2015 and represents the merging of Govberg and Mann Jewelers, a decades long fixture of the Cleveland luxury community.

Custom shop-in-shops are woven into the floor plans of each location, and gleaming showcases house covetable watch collections by respected marques, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, F.P. Journe, IWC, Breitling, Hublot, Officine Panerai and more. The atmosphere evokes a respect for luxury and craftsmanship, and the enthusiasm for all things watch-related is palpable.

It is fitting that Govberg Jewelers’ associates represent some of the most ardent watch enthusiasts in the business. Their product knowledge, professionalism and comprehension of market value render them trustworthy guides for today’s luxury watch buyer. To ensure their ongoing preparedness to address inquiries and the horological desires of a discerning clientele, the Govberg team is extensively trained.

Close relationships are maintained with brand representatives who regularly conduct training sessions to impart product news and developments. Industry and enthusiast publications are studied; websites, forums and blogs are scoured; and sales associates eagerly travel to Switzerland for in-depth factory tours and trainings.

Danny recognized years ago that selling timepieces was only one avenue to support the life of a watch collector. As such, he developed expert services including a highly active pre-owned watch initiative and a distinct watch repair business, catering to thousands of clients worldwide. He established a dedicated pre-owned buying department to purchase luxury timepieces from private collections and individual estates, including many in the form of a trade-in along- side the purchase of a new timepiece. Govberg Jewelers answers its clients’ increasing desire to purchase pre-owned timepieces with an ever-expanding and carefully curated inventory of luxury pre-owned wares for sale. These specialized segments of Govberg Jewelers are readily accessible in-store, by appointment and through Govberg’s website and the company’s innovative app, Govberg OnTime.

George Mayer directs Govberg Jewelers’ pre-owned watch department and elaborates, “There is no better way to subsidize a watch purchase – new or pre-owned – than by trading in a watch that you do not wear or no longer have an emotional attachment to. We’ve worked with many clients to freshen up their collection or change their daily watch this way, and they are always pleased with the outcome.”

Merging the traditional charm of brick-and-mortar retail and the interests of a tech-savvy luxury consumer, Danny took a unique, proactive approach when he launched Govberg OnTime. A mobile app for the watch enthusiast, Govberg OnTime unites real-time newsfeeds from industry-leading media sources with utilities to manage personal watch collections, and a streamlined interface for buying, selling and trading new and pre-owned timepieces. The second generation of Govberg OnTime was launched in late 2016, integrating proprietary secondary market pricing tools to encourage transparency and confidence in the pre-owned segment.

“By embracing the power of technology, we deliver our clients, friends and watch collectors an experience that’s fun and informative, with streamlined, practical utility and ongoing relevance – right at one’s fingertips,” Danny shared.

Committed to supporting the life of the modern watch enthusiast, Govberg Jewelers maintains a vibrant event culture, with collector-oriented and educational experiences hosted each year. From exclusive dinners with brand representatives, elite watchmakers and industry leadership to casual collector gatherings hosted in-store, enthusiast engagement is ongoing and remarkable. Among the highlights of 2016 was a celebration with the distinguished Breitling Jet Team, a summer soiree with Rolex to present the 2016 Baselworld novelties and an intimate collectors’ evening with Panerai, during which guests had the opportunity to explore and toast Italian design, Swiss technology and the culture of collecting. Creativity is always woven into Govberg’s event formula, and the company hosted its inaugural ‘F.P. Journe Bootcamp’ last fall, consisting of a two-day celebration and hands-on training with the manufacturer and enthusiasts.

Govberg Jewelers has also curated trips to Switzerland with exclusive groups of collectors, uniting the ultimate hands-on experience with education, access and much enjoyment. This tradition was initiated several years ago, and in October a passionate group of watch enthusiasts traveled to Geneva with Govberg and Patek Philippe for a behind-the-scenes experience at the company’s manufacture, museum and facilities.

The 100-year-old company exercises a philanthropic spirit year round and is proud to be one of the leading donors to several organizations, including Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police Survivor’s Fund, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation and many more.

“As a jeweler, part of our core vision for 100 years has been to help share life’s special occasions,” Danny remarked. “We sincerely hope our support and the dollars raised for so many worthy causes will lead to many more celebratory moments for Philadelphia’s families.”

Throughout generations, Govberg Jewelers has earned a global reputation for excellence among watch enthusiasts, clients seeking guidance, the industry’s most renowned watch manufacturers and the greater Philadelphia community. By regularly evaluating the evolving habits of today’s consumer and merging insight with a deep understanding of the watch industry, Govberg ensures that the experience of horological discovery will continue in a manner that is unique and personal.


Collections:
Arnold & Son  •  Audemars Piguet  • Ball Watch  • Baume & Mercier  • Bell & Ross  • Breitling  • Bremont  • Bulgari  • Cartier  • Ebel  • F.P. Journe  • G-SHOCK  • Girard-Perregaux  • Glashütte Original  • Graham  • Hamilton  • Harry Winston  • Hermès  • Hublot  • IWC  • Jaeger-LeCoultre  • Longines  • Michele  • Montblanc  • Movado  • Nomos Glashütte  • Officine Panerai  • Omega  • Oris  • Patek Philippe  • Perrelet  • Piaget  • Raymond Weil  • Ressence  • Rolex  • Seiko  • TAG Heuer  • Tudor  • Ulysse Nardin  • Vacheron Constantin  • Victorinox Swiss Army  • Zenith


Locations:
1521 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
65 St James Pl, Ardmore, PA 19003, USA
737 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
34105 Chagrin Blvd, Moreland Hills, OH 44022, USA


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About GEARYS

A Beverly Hills tradition since 1930, GEARYS is recognized nationwide as a premier destination for the nest luxury brands that appeal to a savvy, sophisticated clientele. The company maintains an elegant 15,000-square-foot flagship store on North Beverly Drive that has been deemed LA’s “go-to” spot for gifts for any occasion. Its showroom is awash in classic hues, serving as the perfect backdrop to the polished showcases filled with an array of fine timepieces, jewelry and antiques. In addition, silver, tabletop and giftware items have been a part of GEARYS’ repertoire since 1930.

Watches and jewelry were first introduced at GEARYS in 1998; and today, the company represents some of the most-respected marques, including timepieces by Patek Philippe, Rolex, Tudor, Shinola, Gucci and Hermès, and jewelry collections by Fred Leighton, Kwiat, Seaman Schepps, Roberto Coin, Rahaminov and more. In addition, the company offers an array of watch winders and jewelry boxes, Graf Von Faber-Castell writing instruments and giftware from more than 20 elite designers, including the exquisite works of Baccarat, Bernardaud, Christofle, Lalique, Herend, William Yeoward and more.

Many retailers are fortunate to have relationships with such esteemed powerhouses, but GEARYS is of a particularly unique caliber, operating freestanding boutiques with both Rolex and Patek Philippe. North Rodeo Drive is home to one of GEARYS’ two exclusive Rolex salons, while the other is located at West eld Century City. Also on North Rodeo Drive is GEARYS’ elegant Patek Philippe salon, representing the first freestanding Patek Philippe boutique in the United States, which opened its doors in the fall of 2012. To commemorate this grand opening, Patek Philippe created a special one-of-a-kind dome clock. It sold the very same week the store opened.

Upon this occasion, Thomas J. Blumenthal, owner of GEARYS Beverly Hills remarked, “Not only is Patek Philippe the world’s most admired and prestigious watchmaker, it is also a family-run company like we are and is one that shares many of our core values here at GEARYS.”

More than 80 expertly trained employees make up the GEARYS team, each well versed in the intricate language of horology and prepared to meet the needs of the discerning Beverly Hills shopper. They stay current on watch trends and new product introductions through in-store trainings provided by vendors and store personnel, including an onsite watchmaker. Staff members are also encouraged to attend off-site training sessions hosted by the company’s respected brands. The resultant product knowledge lends itself considerably to the company’s credibility, as the staff is committed to providing the very best in customer service.

GEARYS proudly serves the greater Southern California community of watch and jewelry enthusiasts, and its client base has grown over the years to include many tourists who appreciate the posh locations of the stores. Of course, given these high-profile addresses, many entertainment celebrities, executives and other important public figures—who shall remain nameless, as confidentiality is strictly maintained—consider GEARYS their timepiece destination of choice.

GEARYS.com further serves its clientele by providing an abundance of product information and industry insight, as well as opportunities to purchase exquisite wares from the comfort of their homes. The user-friendly site allows one to shop by brand or price, and also features a special lifestyle section with curated collections to assist clients with their needs. GEARYS’ unique gift registry program provides gift givers and recipients the flexibility and ease of online shopping with the personalized service of a dedicated in-store Registry Consultant, while corporate gifting and designer programs provide unlimited resources including account management, personalization, gift wrapping, special orders and delivery.

GEARYS has exercised a steadfast commitment to its greater community throughout the years by way of civic, cultural and philanthropic activity. Among the many organizations supported by the retailer are the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Maple Counseling Center, Temple Emmanuel, the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and more. Thomas J. Blumenthal is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mount Saint Mary’s University and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills, as well as an Executive Committee Member of the Rodeo Drive Committee. These commitments underscore the value placed on service—both for the community and for the client experience—within the GEARYS culture.


Collections:
Gucci • Hermès • Patek Philippe • Rolex • Shinola • Tudor


Locations:
351 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
360 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
360 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067, USA


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About Feldmar Watch Company

Since 1913, watch-savvy residents across Southern California and throughout the country have turned to Feldmar Watch Company for its exceptional array of fine Swiss timepieces and its genuine commitment to personalized customer care. Jack Feldmar established this tradition of excellence when he first opened the doors to Feldmar Watch Company, offering skilled watch repair and restoration services at a modest price.

Jack was pleased when his son Barney displayed a similar passion for the art of watchmaking; and together, in 1956, they relocated the company to its current flagship on West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. Since those formative years, Feldmar Watch Company has satis ed the luxury needs of thousands of discerning customers and families, from the seasoned watch collector to the novice enthusiast and everyone in between. Today, Jack’s vision is perpetuated by the third and fourth generations of this family enterprise, Nancy and Scott Meller.

Under the leadership of the late Sol Meller, son-in-law of Barney and Harriet Feldmar, Feldmar Watch Company expanded its product offerings and held true to one of the company’s core values—exceptional customer service. Years later, the company is renowned for its broad assortment of fine timepieces from over 50 elite brands and a highly knowledgeable staff of over 20 professionals, each prepared to help clients navigate the extensive inventory or service a treasured timepiece through the service department.

The selection of luxury timepieces varies in prestige and price, and is inclusive of some of the most revered names in watchmaking. Breguet, Blancpain, Bulgari, Cartier, Ulysse Nardin, Hermès, Breitling, Omega, Girard-Perregaux and Maurice Lacroix are among the varied offerings. While hard-pressed to isolate one brand as the store’s most successful, Scott, representing the company’s fourth generation, explained that the extensive inventory is perfectly in line with the varied interests of their clientele.

The Mellers have recognized the growing strength of the pre- owned and vintage timepiece segment, offering estate buying and trade-in services to the delight of clients nationwide. Pre-owned timepieces are also available for sale, and highly trained watch- makers inspect each piece before it hits the showcase to ensure the watch is in excellent condition and functioning properly. Ten watchmakers comprise Feldmar Watch Company’s after-sales service department which, coupled with other staff, carry on the Feldmar traditions each day.

“Our entire team is comprised of dedicated watch enthusiasts. Their passion for timepieces truly matches the level of service that is delivered,” shares Scott. Feldmar Watch Company’s operations manager, Jamie Hayes, adds, “Our connection with collectors, connoisseurs and enthusiasts is quite strong. It begins with our selection of brands that includes many niche brands of interest to these clients. The connection is strengthened with our dedication to maintaining a deep knowledge of the products offered by these brands. We enjoy hosting special events in-store that really showcase exactly what drives the connection of our collector, connoisseur and enthusiast clients to the exclusive products that we o er. We take great pride in having these individuals as both clients and friends.” Customers are greeted daily within Feldmar’s exquisitely redesigned and expanded 9,800-square-foot flagship store, its construction completed a few years ago, just in time for the company’s one-hundredth anniversary. The space is sleek and contemporary and imparts a welcoming, familial atmosphere.

A second location, Feldmar Beverly Hills, located within the Beverly Hilton, displays a scaled in-store selection of fine Swiss timepieces and select accessories and features a Roberto Coin jewelry boutique.

“The most pivotal moment in our company history was when we made the decision to purchase the first adjoining property to our existing flagship location in 2000,” says Scott. “This proved to be a pivotal moment for two reasons: first, the expansion had an immediate effect on the growth of our business, but ultimately paved the road for our next expansion 10 years later when the next adjoining property became available. Securing it was an obvious decision based on the success of the previous expansion. It ultimately gave us the opportunity, but more importantly the confidence, to expand and renovate our flagship location which was completed in late 2012.” Exposed vintage brick, white oak floors and custom crafted mahogany showcases with gleaming glass outfit the showroom. A watch bar crafted in illuminated onyx with stone top is the centerpiece, and elegant Breguet, Blancpain and Omega in-store salons immerse clients in unique brand environments. The store also features shop-in-shops for Breitling, TAG Heuer and Longines. Another highlight of Feldmar’s showroom is an exquisite gallery and event space, where the company has the ability to host special and unique presentations for their luxury brand partners. This initiative has allowed Feldmar to bring the passion and excitement experienced during Baselworld and other industry events back to Los Angeles.

“Our plans for the immediate future are to continue our family tradition of specializing in the sales and service of fine timepieces,” shares Scott. “This is something our family has been doing for the past 100 years and will hopefully continue to do for 100 more.”


Collections:
Arnold & Son  •  Ball Watch  • Baume & Mercier  • Bedat & Co.  • Bell & Ross  • Blancpain  • Bovet  • Breguet  • Breitling  • Bremont  • Bulgari  • Bulova  • Carl F. Bucherer  • Cartier  • Citizen  • Clerc  • Devon  • Dietrich  • Dior  • Ebel  • Emporio Armani  • Everest Bands  • Girard-Perregaux  • Glashütte Original  • G-SHOCK  • Gucci  • Hamilton  • Hermès  • Jaquet Droz  • Longines  • Luminox  • Maurice Lacroix  • Michele  • Mido  • Montblanc  • Movado  • Mühle Glashütte  • Nomos Glashütte  • Nixon  • Omega  • Oris  • Parmigiani Fleurier  • Perrelet  • Rado  • Raymond Weil  • Seiko  • Shinola  • Suunto  • Swatch  • TAG Heuer  • Tutima  • U-Boat  • Ulysse Nardin  • Victorinox Swiss Army  • Zodiac


Locations:
9000 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA
9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA


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About Eiseman Jewels

Unprecedented style, quality and value are the cornerstones for Dallas’ Eiseman Jewels, the successful family business founded by Richard D. Eiseman Sr. in 1963. Richard Sr., known to most as Dick, originally opened the doors to Eiseman Jewels in the Titche Goettinger building in downtown Dallas, relocating in 1980 to its current home within one of the premiere shopping centers in the country, NorthPark Center. Here, Eiseman Jewels resides at the enviable corner adjacent to Neiman Marcus, and it welcomes both local Dallas shoppers and international business and pleasure travelers in search of an exceptional experience in luxury.

Under the thoughtful leadership of the family’s second generation, Dick’s son, Richard D. Eiseman, Jr., stands at the helm. Richard worked alongside his father for many years after earning his graduate degree from the Gemological Institute of America, and his formative years were spent stacking watch boxes and helping behind the counter. This training, both the formal and informal, proved invaluable, as Richard’s commitment to excellence in product and service has earned Eiseman Jewels a reputation among the elite retailers nationwide. “While our family-owned business has enjoyed over fifty exciting years in Dallas, the timing could not be more ideal to redesign our long-standing salon and expand our world-class collections,” Richard shares. “Dallas has become the pinnacle of luxury retail, with the national eye focused on North Texas. We are proud to anchor the prestigious luxury collection at NorthPark Center by creating an elegant, warm and modern presentation of exceptional jewels and timepieces.”

Eiseman’s salon, which sits alongside its exclusive Rolex space, features a fluid floor plan, rich warm tones and materials, and an inviting atmosphere. Eiseman’s extraordinary collections are presented in specially curved showcases and suspended vitrines, and a private viewing area affords customers privacy and discretion when desired. A dedicated diamond and bridal area is distinguished by modern details – white marble flooring and sleek vitrines – encouraging clients to become fully immersed in the luxurious shopping experience.

Eiseman Jewels is an authorized dealer for the industry’s most prestigious brands, and in addition to the aforementioned marques, the retailer offers collections by Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Louis Moinet, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin and Tudor, which was unveiled in 2016.

“We believe a truly great collection is a compilation of the right pieces from the right designers,” remarked Richard. “As a result, we make our selections carefully, searching out both the items and the designers that will assure our clients the very best in design, quality, craftsmanship and value.”

“Each brand is important to our store’s success, and we offer an unparalleled array of models, including technically sophisticated complications: minute repeaters, perpetual calendars and tourbillons,” explained Eiseman Jewels’ Timepiece Director, Kevin Hopper. “Our timepiece collection is built on satisfying a discerning client who is looking for that something special, and each brand is selected to complement the watch collection—not to compete against another brand.”

In addition to the array of pristine timepieces lining the showcases, Eiseman Jewels offers a growing collection of certified pre-owned and vintage watches, as well as trade-in services and expert guidance along the way. Each timepiece within the pre- owned collection is expertly restored, most often serviced at the manufacturers’ service centers, and presented for sale with an accompanying warranty. “We view our pre-owned collection as an emerging part of our business, with interesting growth opportunity ahead of us,” Richard added.

Watch enthusiasts across Dallas appreciate the breadth of Eiseman’s inventory, the informal yet professional atmosphere of the store, and the warmth shared by the company’s 24-member team. Each of Eiseman’s associates is expertly trained in horology and is well equipped with both product knowledge and an understanding of the greater marketplace. This bodes favorably when helping clients navigate the store’s collections, whether during an afternoon of relaxed browsing, or at one of the many “formal” opportunities the company provides to truly engage in horological discovery.

“We love getting together with our watch enthusiasts,” remarked Jonathan Hostler, Timepiece Director. “Whether it is a phone call or store visit to review models and trends, a collectors dinner, or a manufacturer-sponsored event.”

Throughout the years, Eiseman Jewels has found that intimate, single-brand experiences are quite effective for cultivating relationships with customers. Personalized service and care are always at the forefront, and the company even designs bespoke events to meet the interests and desires of clients, many of whom have been a part of the Eiseman community for generations.

Beyond representation of exclusive product, and a dedication to “service service service,” Eiseman Jewels maintains an unwavering devotion to philanthropic activity and community sustenance. Among the organizations supported by Eiseman Jewels are the American Cancer Society, Cook Children’s Hospital, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, the Dallas Opera, Ronald McDonald House, the Dallas Zoo, the Jewel Charity Ball, the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and many more.

“The Eiseman Jewels name is built on five principles – integrity, value, selection, courteous service and philanthropy – and [these] will always remain the foundation of our business,” remarked Richard. “The high standards set by my parents over fifty years ago have guided us throughout our history, and we look forward to continuing these strong traditions.”


Collections:
Audemars Piguet  •  Baume & Mercier  • Breitling  • Cartier  • IWC  • Jaeger-LeCoultre  • Louis Moinet  • Rolex  • Tudor  • Ulysse Nardin  • Vacheron Constantin


Locations:
514 N Park Center, Dallas, TX 75225, USA


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