Best of Boston

BEST Watches

2013 BEST Watches

Shreve, Crump & Low


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.


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



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



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

Royal Jewelers


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

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»

2004 BEST Watches

Alpha Omega


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


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


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»

2001 BEST Watches

Alpha Omega Jewelers


Whether you’re looking for a diamond-studded Rolex, a sporty TAG Heuer, or a sleek Bulgari, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more diverse selection of timepieces. There are more than 35 brands of watches including Movado, Raymond Weil, and Omega…. read more»