Watches Store Directory
These masters of the hard-to-find usually have a strong selection of styles from companies like Rolex, Patek and Omega in stock. One recent find: a two-tone mint-condition Rolex from the thirties ($7,350).
Everyone will find something to love in this quirky neighborhood shop. A pre-owned IWC Chrono piece will run you as much as $2,500, but a British military watch will set you back a mere $395.asprey.com
At Asprey, they love all things 1890s. The No. 8 Collection takes the retro look and applies some modern technology; one of the models can be wound just once a week. For classicists, the No. 8 Rectangular Automatic ($8,900) is a lean watch that oozes class.bloomingdales.com
This bustling department store is pushing fancier brands than it used to-Coach and Burberry are edging out Guess and Fossil-so prices now top out at $2,100.bulgari.com
For eye-grabbing timepieces, look no further. With diamond and pearl detailing, Bulgari watches demand to be noticed. The understated Amphiteatro (from $5,800) makes an elegant wedding-day choice.cartier.com
In certain rarefied circles, a Cartier watch is as compulsory as an Hermès tie or an Armani suit. The classic leather-strapped men's tank starts at $1,850; the sporty Roadster style runs from $3,800.
Cellini is known for its world-class selection of handcrafted watches. For $4,400, you can get a Panerai Luminor Marina automatic; a rectangular steel Parmigiani Kalpa will set you back $17,000.centralwatch.com
This tiny shop (more of a stall, really), filled with vintage Rolex, Cartier, and Gruen watches ($275-$4,000), isn't easy to find-it's in a corridor of Grand Central, next to the entrance to Track 38-but you'll find that it's well worth the effort to get there.davidyurman.com
Yurman may be best known for his fabulous women's watches, but his men's watches are just as eye-catching (from $1,800 to $15,000).fendi.com
Classic Italian elegance on your wrist. The Zucca chronograph comes rimmed in bold stainless steel (from $595), while the Grand Tonneau, with its rounded oblong dial in shiny black, blue, or gray ($695), lives up to its laudatory title.fortunoff.com
This jewelry-and-silver emporium is a great place to browse for high-end European watches-Movado, Concord (the Saratoga starts at $1,890), TAG Heuer, and other top makers. The selection of timepieces is so massive, it takes up an entire floor of the shop.fossil.com
Fossil has been selling traditional, reasonably priced American watches ($39-$295) for more than twenty years. All are water-resistant to depths you'll probably never experience and come with an eleven-year warranty just in case you do.
These stores carry high-end, design-forward watches, like models from the Dubey & Schaldenbrand line with tonneau faces and oversize numerals ($3,000 and up). Other big sellers include Omega and IWC.lordandtaylor.com
Among the mirrored columns at this dependable department store, you'll find dozens of men's watches from affordable lines like Fossil, Kenneth Cole, and DKNY ($65-$195).vuitton.com
Vuitton's Tambour watch collection hews to the classic LV palette: sand-colored dials, yellow second hands, and tan leather straps ($2,000 and up). The Tourbillon justifies its enormous price tag ($200,000) by using the Earth's gravity to keep ultraprecise time.
From the Winter 2014 New York Wedding Guide
- Alice Kwartler
445 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022 ; Tel: 212-752-3590 ; www.alicekwartler.com
EVERYTHING FOR THE BRIDE: Antique, estate and signed Engagement and Wedding rings. Huge collection of cufflinks and stud sets. Beautiful and distinctive gifts in antique sterling and crystal. Bridal Registry. Personal attention.
- Amanda Keidan Jewelry
Tel: 310-392-9514 ; www.amandakeidan.com
For the last twelve years, Amanda Keidan has combined her diamond and metal-smithing knowledge, with the visions and aspirations of her clients, to create exclusive privately commissioned engagement rings to those seeking exquisite and sophisticated design.
- David Alan Jewelry
By Appointment New York, NY ; Tel: 212-382-1410 ; www.davidalanjewelry.com
Modern stylings, impeccable Old-World craftsmanship and secret details yield strikingly elegant designs making David Alan's jewelry irresistible! David Alan's patience and deep understanding of clients' needs make the custom jewelry creation process unmatched.
- David Levy Diamonds & Fine Jewels, Inc.
36 West 47th St, Suite 903 New York City - By Appointment Only ; Tel: 212-398-8952 ; www.diamondmatchmaker.com
Third-generation jeweler buys rough diamonds overseas and cutters polish them in the on-premises factory, taking out the middleman to help you save on price. Custom-designing rings are a specialty.
263A West 19th Street New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-366-4888 ; dvvs.com
DVVS features extraordinary designer jewelry as well as their own designs and limitless custom-made possibilities. Whether yours is a vintage look, classic or ultra-contemporary, the warm and friendly shop will inspire you.
- Faye Kim Designs
190 Main Street Westport, CT 06880 ; Tel: 203-226-3511 ; fayekimdesigns.com
Simple. Elegant. Timeless. Beautifully handcrafted collection of fine jewelry and custom designs for women of discerning taste. Work one on one with Faye Kim to create the perfect piece for your special day!
- Greenwich Jewelers
64 Trinity Place New York, NY 10006 ; Tel: 212-964-7592 ; www.greenwichjewelers.com
Independent jewelry store with fantastic selection of designer engagement rings & wedding bands. 35 years of custom design experience using ethnical gems, conflict-free Canadian diamonds, recycled metals. Expert, on-site jewelers repair/restyle antique and heirloom jewelry.
- Lauren B. Jewelry
580 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-391-0633 ; www.laurenbjewelry.com
Custom engagement ring and wedding band designs with a flair for elegant handcrafted micro pave creations. Visit our NYC store to choose from a dazzling collection of both classic & contemporary rings. We also carry an impressive selection of diamond bridal jewelry for your special wedding day; all gently priced.
- McTeigue & McClelland
608 Fifth Avenue, Suite 405 New York, NY ; Tel: 800-956-2826 ; mc2jewels.com
Combining talents, 4th generation jeweler Walter McTeigue and designer Tim McClelland strive to make the most beautiful jewelry imaginable. Emphasizing fresh, innovative design, exceptional gemstones and superior workmanship, our skilled artisans handcraft each jewel.
- The Diamond Co.
62 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-819-0336 ; www.thediamondco.com
The Diamond Co. is a third generation jewelry manufacturer specializing in Engagement rings, Weddings bands, Necklaces, and Earrings. Platinum wedding bands are priced from $200 and platinum diamond eternity bands from $800.
- Wedding Ring Originals
608 Fifth Avenue, Suite 509 New York, NY 10020 ; Tel: 212-751-3940 or 800-522-1175 ; www.weddingrings.com
Since 1953, with factory on premises, offering a huge selection of engagement and wedding rings in styles from modern to vintage-inspired. Complete selection of alternative metals for men also available. Prices upon request.