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Prepare to "spring forward" all your clocks (that is, of the self-adjusting, non-digital variety) this upcoming Sunday—and while you're at it, perhaps your timepiece collection (or lack thereof) is due for an update, too. From rare vintage Rolex and Cartier to more affordable, on-trend watches, we've rounded up ten places to outfit your wrist with impeccable watches around Boston.


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1. Officina 189

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189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113
(857) 233-4300
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If you want a watch like no other, yet don't quite have the budget for that hard-to-acquire Rolex, try Officina 189's selection of exclusive Italian timepieces. Reworked men's styles clock in under $550 and feature vintage faces with custom leather straps.

2. Chanel

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6 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-0055
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Chanel sits at the top of every product category, and timepieces are surely no exception. Luxury expertise spans from haute joaillerie watches that each require 350 hours of labor to its beloved J12 ceramic styles. [Photo]

3. Shreve, Crump & Low

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39 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-9100
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One of Boston's oldest jewelers, Shreve, Crump & Low is also deeply rooted in the watchmaking tradition as its founder John McFarlane specialized in the skill. The flagship is home to a refined selection of timepieces from Chopard, Omega, and Hermès, as well as pre-owned Cartier, Rolex, and Patek Philippe. [Photo]

4. Marc Jacobs

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81 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 425-0404
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Looking for a reliable, relatively affordable watch? Check out Marc by Marc Jacobs for both men's and women's styles that hover around $300 with trendy metals and colorful accents to appropriately accessorize and stay on time. [Photo]

5. Lux Bond & Green

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416 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-4747
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Another historic New England jeweler, Lux Bond & Green stocks a timepiece selection that runs the gamut from budget-friendly G-Shock to mid-priced options like Movado and US-made Shinola, all the way up to ultra luxury from Rolex, Tag Heuer, and David Yurman. [Photo]

6. European Watch Company

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232 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-9798
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This locally owned business is part-boutique, part-restoration and repair service, and part-matchmaker when it comes to buying and selling pre-owned luxury watches. With men's watches from Breitling, Patek Philippe, and Cartier, European Watch Company also offers women's, calendar, moonphase, and vintage categories. [Photo]

7. Barneys New York

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100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 2116
(617) 385-3300
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Barneys has a well-culled mix of watches for men, with trend-minded styles from Nixon, Brera, Jack Spade, and Luminox. Considering Barneys is such a high end department store, you'll surprisingly score a cool timepiece for under a grand. [Photo by Flagship Photo]

8. Michael Kors

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100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-5700
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Like its Back Bay neighbor Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors is a go-to for women's watches (men's too). Shop classic details like tortoise and horn, pave encrusted bands, rose gold, and chain links without breaking the $550 threshold. Most styles hover between $200 and $300. [Photo]

9. Tourneau

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100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-8463
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With more than a hundred years of history behind it, this luxury retailer and industry leader specializes in new and pre-owned watches. Dozens of brands are available (Dior, Burberry, Rolex, and Seiko among them) in addition to repair services and a certified pre-owned buying and selling program. [Photo]

10. Bobby from Boston

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Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-9299
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This world-renowned vintage boutique is respected for its menswear collections, watches included. Of course, fully inspect any potential purchases as these secondhand timepieces aren't as well vetted as they might be in a ritzier store. Pocket watches and a small women's variety are also available. [Photo by Flagship Photo]

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1. Officina 189

189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113
If you want a watch like no other, yet don't quite have the budget for that hard-to-acquire Rolex, try Officina 189's selection of exclusive Italian timepieces. Reworked men's styles clock in under $550 and feature vintage faces with custom leather straps.
189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113

2. Chanel

6 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Chanel sits at the top of every product category, and timepieces are surely no exception. Luxury expertise spans from haute joaillerie watches that each require 350 hours of labor to its beloved J12 ceramic styles. [Photo]
6 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

3. Shreve, Crump & Low

39 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
One of Boston's oldest jewelers, Shreve, Crump & Low is also deeply rooted in the watchmaking tradition as its founder John McFarlane specialized in the skill. The flagship is home to a refined selection of timepieces from Chopard, Omega, and Hermès, as well as pre-owned Cartier, Rolex, and Patek Philippe. [Photo]
39 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. Marc Jacobs

81 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Looking for a reliable, relatively affordable watch? Check out Marc by Marc Jacobs for both men's and women's styles that hover around $300 with trendy metals and colorful accents to appropriately accessorize and stay on time. [Photo]
81 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. Lux Bond & Green

416 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Another historic New England jeweler, Lux Bond & Green stocks a timepiece selection that runs the gamut from budget-friendly G-Shock to mid-priced options like Movado and US-made Shinola, all the way up to ultra luxury from Rolex, Tag Heuer, and David Yurman. [Photo]
416 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. European Watch Company

232 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
This locally owned business is part-boutique, part-restoration and repair service, and part-matchmaker when it comes to buying and selling pre-owned luxury watches. With men's watches from Breitling, Patek Philippe, and Cartier, European Watch Company also offers women's, calendar, moonphase, and vintage categories. [Photo]
232 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. Barneys New York

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 2116
Barneys has a well-culled mix of watches for men, with trend-minded styles from Nixon, Brera, Jack Spade, and Luminox. Considering Barneys is such a high end department store, you'll surprisingly score a cool timepiece for under a grand. [Photo by Flagship Photo]
100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 2116

8. Michael Kors

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Like its Back Bay neighbor Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors is a go-to for women's watches (men's too). Shop classic details like tortoise and horn, pave encrusted bands, rose gold, and chain links without breaking the $550 threshold. Most styles hover between $200 and $300. [Photo]
100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

9. Tourneau

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
With more than a hundred years of history behind it, this luxury retailer and industry leader specializes in new and pre-owned watches. Dozens of brands are available (Dior, Burberry, Rolex, and Seiko among them) in addition to repair services and a certified pre-owned buying and selling program. [Photo]
100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

10. Bobby from Boston

Thayer Street, Boston, MA 02118
This world-renowned vintage boutique is respected for its menswear collections, watches included. Of course, fully inspect any potential purchases as these secondhand timepieces aren't as well vetted as they might be in a ritzier store. Pocket watches and a small women's variety are also available. [Photo by Flagship Photo]
Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118