Best of Boston

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 for a Rolex will do fine at Long’s or Ross-Simons. But anyone who hankers for something more exoticIWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Bell & Rossand wants it new, today, will be satisfied only by Tourneau. The chain’s corporate clout provides for a strong mix of in-stock brands (and some negotiable pricing), and its stellar customer service includes free battery changes and lightning-quick repairs.

Copley Place, Boston, 617-267-8463,