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BEST Watches

2013 BEST Watches

Shreve, Crump & Low

Boston

Shreve, Crump & Low’s intimate Newbury Street space is itself a finely tuned instrument of precision. The service here is smart, and the brands are luxe and big. Consider a power watch by Omega, a très fashionable timepiece from Hermès,… read more»

2012 BEST Watches

European Watch Co.

Boston

This Newbury Street store has everything you’d expect: an owner—Albert Ganjei—personally answering customer questions and expert staffers tuning up timepieces. It’s also got a great website with a deep inventory of old, new, classic, and sporty tickers (Patek Philippes, Cartiers,… read more»

2011 BEST Watches

Tourneau

Boston

Watch specialist Tourneau’s cache of 100-plus elite brands is the world’s largest. Though not for the faint of checkbook—an average watch sells for thousands—Tourneau also offers the reasonably priced line G-Shock, as well as solid deals on pre-owned timepieces. read more»

2009 BEST Watches
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Tourneau

Boston

Say what you will about the late Alpha Omega: Its mind-boggling roster of timepieces set the bar in this town. In its wake, then, local watch buyers and collectors are forced to get a bit creative. Those in the market… read more»

2008 BEST Watches
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Royal Jewelers

Andover

This is where to go after you’ve checked that shiny new Rolex (which Royal doesn’t carry) off your wish list and are ready to start building a collection around more-exotic lines. Since 1948, the family-run business has catered to aficionados… read more»

2006 BEST Watches
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Alpha Omega

The Handa family has been selling time for 26 years, and their superstore’s watch selection is accordingly untouchable. The nine-time winner has more brands—including Baume & Mercier, Panerai, and Blancpain—than any jeweler in the area. This year, the three-level Harvard… read more»

2005 BEST Watches

Alpha Omega

Cambridge

Bill Clinton caused a commotion when he visited Alpha Omega’s flagship store last summer and fell for a few watches. That comes as no surprise to us. The venerable shop’s wide selection of timepieces includes a range of the former… read more»

2004 BEST Watches

Alpha Omega

Cambridge

To some, time is commitment. To others, it’s a luxury. Alpha Omega caters to both types with its selection of designer watches well worth locking on your wrist. Watch the minutes tick by on a solid gold Rolex, diamond-studded sparkling… read more»

2003 BEST Watches

Alpha Omega Jewelers, Cambridge location

Cambridge

This is what we call good timing: Just as the country is starting to take watches as seriously as Europe does, ubiquitous local watch retailer Alpha Omega opens a new high-concept store and fills it with the world’s most sought-after… read more»

2002 BEST Watches

Alpha Omega Fine Jewelry and Watches

Cambridge

Decide to update from your Timex Indigo or last year’s candy-colored Swatch? Alpha Omega has watches for people who have arrived (on time, of course). No need to settle for cliché—even Rolex offers a modern classic, the Cellini line, as… read more»