Best Watches in Boston

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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…Read More

2002 Best Watches

Alpha Omega Fine Jewelry and Watches

Cambridge

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…Read More

2001 Best Watches

Alpha Omega Jewelers

Cambridge

Whether you’re looking for a diamond-studded Rolex, a sporty TAG Heuer, or a sleek Bulgari, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more diverse selection of timepieces. There are more than…Read More

1998 Best Watches

Alpha Omega

Cambridge

Hands down the best selection of watches in Boston. From inexpensive Swatches to twenty-thousand-dollar Vacherons, you’re sure to find your new timepiece here. Look for new additions such as Piaget,…Read More

1997 Best Watches

Alpha Omega Jewelers

Cambridge

With an excellent selection for men and women from makers such as TAG-Heuer, Georg Jensen, and IWC, this store wins hands down for watches in every price range. The recent…Read More

1996 Best Watches

Alpha Omega Jewelers

Boston

With more than 30 brands in stock, from Akteo to Waterman, these stores are truly the one-stop shop for fine timepieces. Salespeople are very helpful without being pushy—an important consideration…Read More

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