I I was recommended to this place by a close friend. He told me they have the largest collection of new and vintage watches in the world. I frankly was skeptical, but when I went into the store I couldn't believe it. Although the store they have is quite small, they have more watches per square inch in any one could possibly imagine! As soon as I went in I was approached by a tall very friendly gentleman by the name of George. He asked me if there was anything he could show me. I told him I was looking for a certain style of Omega watch that I remember as a kid my grandfather had. He proceeded to show me multiple trays of the Omega watches that had virtually every style I could possibly imagine. He said they had over 1000 just Omega watches in their shop. After about an hour of being very patient with me, George found the exact watch I was looking for. It was a vintage omega from the 1950's. It was not gold, but rather stainless steel. It had an extra large round case with very fancy large tear drop lugs. It had a very unusual silver faded dial with black Arabic numbers. It came on a black lizard strap just like the one my father had! The watch was in new condition, even though it was about 70 years old. They gave me a 2 year guarantee with the watch as well. The price was about half of what I was expecting to pay if I even found he watch I wanted, which I was surprised I even found. This place tends to be very busy, so some times you may need some patience. Overall, I would say I was very satisfied & like my friend I would recommend this shop if your a collector of moderate to high watches and timepieces. I would also suggest you ask for George as he was the one who personally took care of me and answered all my questions and had a tremendous amount patience.
Solitaire Creations is absolutely fantastic! I had them make a custom engagement ring for my fiance (now wife) and the results were absolutely spectacular! I came in with a rough idea of what I was looking for and after consulting with Dennis, I felt absolutely comfortable with him, his abilities and his understanding of what I was looking for. He was thorough, thoughtful and helped me through many different choices of engagement rings (which can be overwhelming!) until we had the perfect ring. About a week and a half later, I had a mock up of the ring (with Dennis' insight) and then a few weeks after that, I had the finished product. The engagement ring Solitaire made was truly beyond words and they went absolutely above and beyond my wildest dreams. When I proposed, my wife was in absolute awe of the ring and Solitaire's work. We still get tons and tons of compliments on the ring and have been referring people back to Solitaire Creations constantly. We also had them make us our wedding bands, as well as fix a few other heirloom pieces of jewelry and I can say, without hesitation, that they are the most professional, honest, caring and thorough jewelers I have ever dealt with. Their knowledge of the products are unparalleled and their prices are excellent. We will continue to use them for all of our jewelry (and watch!) needs and they will absolutely be "our jeweler" for years to come. To Dennis and the Solitaire team, thank you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
My dad had given me his Ulysse Nardin watch, which he had received as a high school graduation present from my grandparents. The watch had a high dome crystal, which was always loose. The crystal fell off and although I tried to have it repaired, they used the wrong type of crystal which wound up smushing the hands of the watch. As the watch was in complete disrepair, I brought it over to Tourneau, as an authorized dealer for Ulysse Nardin. Tourneau looked it over and advised me that they needed to ship it back to the manufacturer in Switzerland. I paid $75 to ship the watch to Switzerland. Four months later, I get an email from Tourneau advising that the watch can be fixed for an estimated cost of $3500. I do not authorize the repairs, which are much more than the watch is valued (not counting sentimental value) and have them send me back the watch. Unbelievably it takes another 4 weeks before I get my watch back. After reading all the incredibly positive stories about Star Watch Service, I decide to give them a shot. I drop the watch off with Boris and he calls me 2 days later to tell me that he thinks he can fix it. He needs to do a further inspection and locate an appropriate sized crystal. Another 2 days later and he calls to say it can be fixed for $50. When I pick it up the next day, it is in amazing condition (it has never been this clean) and works just like I remembered (actually much better). All I can say is - Boris is the best!