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BEST Watches

2015 BEST Watches

European Watch Company

Boston

The display cases at this Newbury Street shop hold luxe vintage and pre-owned watches (think Cartier, Rolex, and Jaeger-LeCoultre), as well as brand-new tickers. Visit the website to see what’s in stock and make plans to buy, sell, or trade… read more»

2014 BEST Watches

Shreve, Crump & Low

Boston

Browsing Shreve, Crump & Low is a lot like strolling around an art gallery dedicated to the fine work of the Swiss. You’ll see the classics, of course, from Jaeger-LeCoultre to Audemars Piguet, as well as more modern interpretations by… read more»

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

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

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

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»