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Optics & Navigation Specialists Since 1897

Optics & Navigation Specialist Since 1897

Business Description
Today, Captain's, with a footprint in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, is likely the oldest business of its type in America. Modern technology now blends with ancient maritime tradition, and old fashioned, hands-on service. Real people still answer the phone. No, we don't do it "24/7". But if you call during our hours of 8 am to 5:30 pm weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm Saturdays, Pacific Time, you will not be greeted with an automated attendant. Leonard Shrock continued serving customers in the store beyond his ninetieth birthday, passing from this life on 26 May 2004. Now, a staff of 12, many with Captains for ten to thirty years, answers your questions, fills your orders, and repairs your instruments. We think Max Kuner would be pleased. Visitors to our stores are often amazed at the depth of stock in our specialties.

Regular Hours

* Barometers * Barometers & Weather Instruments * Binoculars and Spotting Scopes for every purpose and Astronomical Telescopes * Both Traditional Paper and Electronic * Brass Bells * Chronometers * Clocks * Compasses and Sextants * Courtesy Flags * Magnetic Compasses * Maps and Posters * Marine Charts * Nautical Books & Publications and Books on Astronomy and Bird Watching * Nautical Gifts and Décor Items * Oil Lamps * Plotting Tools * Pocket Knives * Repairs of Clocks * Sextants * U.S. and Foreign Flags and Code of Signals Flags
* Alpen * Canon * Captain's * Celestron * Davis * Fujinon * Helmsman * Kahles * Leica * NavPak * Nikon * Pentax * Porthole * Scalex * Starmax * Steiner * Sunlight * Swarovski * Weems & Plath
Payment method
visa, amex, mastercard
One Mile South of the Ballard Bridge
Queen Anne, West Queen Anne
Social Links
Marine Equipment & Supplies, Boat Equipment & Supplies, Sporting Goods, Banners, Flags & Pennants, Book Stores, Marine Electronics, Charts, Clocks, Binoculars, Telescopes

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