Earlier this week, Ben put out a note to the watch community. It outlined a number of objectives and initiatives that HODINKEE is undertaking to do our part in helping the community through this tough time. Part of this is spotlighting retailers, who are essentially the touchpoint between us and our favorite brands. Historically, they've been the backbone of the watch world. Your grandfather bought his first nice watch at a retailer, and you may have even stopped into one to ogle your grail watch just the other week before things got weird.
The reality is that retailers are struggling – our entire industry is. Our entire economy is. And one way to help keep things afloat is to support your local retailer. Like many small businesses, they're a part of the community that you live in. They could use the help.
We want to give them a voice here at HODINKEE, and below you'll be able to hear directly from two retailers that have demonstrated a continued commitment to serving the community, each on a different coast. We'll be highlighting retailers from all corners of the country, and even a few from other corners of the globe throughout the coming weeks. We often turn to the AD down the street, but this allows our readership to discover retailers that they may not have heard of before. Getting a stainless steel sports watch in an urban metropolis means fierce competition – but there are plenty of retailers on this great swath of land connecting two of the world's oceans. And even more beyond that. This is where you can learn about them. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we'll feature two retailers worth checking out.
We have always been active in the community through our past partnerships with HODINKEE, as well as our social media and website. We have traditionally hosted events in-store and offsite with some of the fantastic independent watchmakers that we partner with, including gatherings with F.P. Journe, Laurent Ferrier, Michele Parmigiani, and Kari Voutilainen. Our guests really enjoyed interacting with these legendary watchmakers and hearing about how they make the watches that bear their names!
We have such an extensive collection of mainstream brands that it would be unfair to name just a few. Our pre-owned watch selection is noteworthy as we always have new watches coming in and offer a two-year warranty. Our independent brands such as Grönefeld, Laurent Ferrier, Ressence, Urban Jurgensen, Urwerk, and Voutilainen are always exciting due to the innovation that they bring to watchmaking!
We are truly a full-service operation. In addition to carrying over 30 of the world’s best watch brands, a fantastic selection of pre-owned watches, and two full-time watchmakers in-house, we are also a full-service jeweler, carrying numerous brands of fashion jewelry, bridal jewelry, and rare estate jewels. We even have a master goldsmith on-site who specializes in custom creations and restorations in the old-world tradition. We really do it all at the highest level, which we are very proud of!
Although our stores are temporarily closed, we are available. All calls are being rerouted to our manager’s home, so someone will be there to answer them, and as always, we are available 24/7 via our website and email. The best way to reach out would be by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have a team member respond who can best assist you.
121 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830