Best of Boston

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 well as the venerable Oyster. Each maker seems to display a singular character along with the hour: genteel Baume & Mercier, brazen Bulgari, obsessive Tissot, and precious Ulysse Nardin.

57 JFK St., Cambridge, 617-864-1227,