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
- Amanda Keidan Jewelry
Tel: 844-295-5517 ; www.amandakeidan.com
Amanda Keidan is a designer of exclusive private commissions of fine jewelry for brides, and a limited edition collection of fine jewelry that is sold through her website and by private appointment. Every piece is hand made and created in Los Angeles and New York.
- Anna Sheffield
Tel: 212-925-7010 ; www.annasheffield.com
Anna Sheffield Jewelry renders classic components of fine jewelry through her alchemists lens and distills into modern classics with her eye for restrained simplicity. Thoughtful and subtle details are added to create a refined, adaptable, entirely unique piece.
- Catbird Wedding Annex
540 Driggs Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 ; Tel: 718-599-3457 ; www.catbirdnyc.com
Catbird's Wedding Annex is an intimate space offering a finely-edited selection of instant heirloom wedding bands and engagement rings from premier independent designers, including their own line of engagement rings, The Swans. Appointments Welcome.
- Charlton & Lola
Tel: 917-981-5742 ; www.charltonandlola.com
Charlton & LOLA is a fine jewelry brand inspired by a love of art and philosophy, a respect for Nature and the idea of the Divine in all of us. As a jewelry designer and metalsmith, Lisa designs and crafts her pieces in precious metals and with gemstones.
- Clay Pot Nolita
22 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 646-854-2700 ; www.clay-pot.com
The Clay Pot Nolita's new ring bar is stocked with an array of wedding and engagement rings from 40 of America's top designers, specializing in unusual men's bands and settings for heirloom stones. Appointments welcome.
- David Levy Diamonds & Fine Jewels, Inc.
36 West 47th Street, 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. Proudly manufactured in New York City.
- Greenwich Jewelers
64 Trinity Place New York, NY 10006 ; Tel: 212-964-7592 ; www.greenwichjewelers.com
Greenwich Jewelers is a downtown NYC jewelry boutique with collections from over 40 independent fine, fashion and wedding jewelry designers. Our on-site master jeweler offers complete repair, restoration and custom design services.
- Marisa Perry Atelier
636 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014 ; Tel: 212-566-8977 ; www.marisaperry.com
Marisa Perry consistently offers extraordinary diamond rings and bands. Set with dazzling skill, her commitment to unmatched quality sparkles above the rest! Specialties: micro-pave, newly set vintage styles and custom. Forevermark dealers. Well 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.
- Reinstein|Ross, Goldsmiths
29 East 73rd Street (at Madison Avenue) New York, NY 10021 ; Tel: 212-772-1901 ; ReinsteinRoss.com
Pairing vibrant precious stones and high-karat gold, R|R jewelry is designed and hand-fabricated in their two Manhattan locations. With a full range of distinctive, gold jewelry, they specialize in bridal jewelry, engagement rings, and beautiful wedding bands.
- 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. Custom design services available. Prices upon request.