Best Places To Buy Watches In The Peninsula

January 15, 2013 5:00 AM

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Today’s fashionistas know that watches are more than gadgets that simply tell the time of day. Watches have evolved from mere function items to pieces of art and fashion, and at times playful whimsy to create smiles. Here are five top locations for irresistible watches on the Peninsula.

Peninsula Clock Shop
2440 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 345-2460

For over 40 years, the Peninsula Clock Shop has been the Peninsula’s top clock shop. In fact, the Peninsula Clock Shop has the Bay Area’s largest selection of new and used timepieces, including antique clocks and watches. If you are looking for quality antique pocket watches, this is the place to find an assortment at reasonable prices. With a constantly changing collection of clocks and watches, the Peninsula Clock Shop’s showroom is definitely the place to stop in more than once to see what is being offered at any particular time. Choose from hundreds of timepieces in an almost endless range of styles. The shop also has an expert clock and watch repair service, with all work guaranteed.

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Premier Jewelers
Valley Fair Mall
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 1235
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 983-2688

Premier Jewelers is the go-to spot for precious fine jewelry and the world’s most coveted watches. The watches here can only be described as fine timepieces that give the wearer pleasure beyond mere function. The prestigious timepieces Premier Jewelers carries include Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoulture, Patek Philippe and many more of the world’s respected brand names. The wide selection includes styles of dress, sports and designer pieces. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the store sits on the first level in the luxury wing of the Westfield Valley Fair Mall, with easy access and covered parking.

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Steiners Jewelry
231 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 342-1824

If your heart is set on a watch that is as unique and special as you and your gift recipient are, then Steiners Jewelry, a family owned and operated jewelry boutique, may be the perfect fit for you. Steiners sells high-quality Carl F. Bucherer watches, an international brand with over 90 years of experience creating top tier timepieces. The Bucherer name is respected as fine Swiss watchmaking. These are beautiful and stylish pieces that show your independence and desire to go off the beaten track to express your individual style through unique Bucherer watches.

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Kerns Fine Jewelry
214 Lorton Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 348-7557

Kerns is a lovely shop and proud to present many of the world’s premium watch brands. Its knowledgeable staff is happy to guide shoppers as they look through Kerns’ wide selection of timepieces for dress, business and sports wear. Kerns is equally proud of its Estate Collection, filled with world-class fine timepieces. Estate jewelry and watches are a specialty at Kerns, and its watch collection is always changing. Kern’s also buys fine pieces from the public. Stop by or call for an appointment with an estate buyer.

Joe Escobar Diamonds
450 E. Hamilton Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 341-0300

Joe Escobar Diamonds is an official Rolex dealer and an authorized watch service center for many of the world’s finest watch brands. In fact, a master watchmaker is on site full time in a state-of-the-art facility to adhere to service requirements of fine watches of the world or to restore antique timepieces. Cutting-edge technology and all that goes along with it are used here to ensure your timepiece is meticulously renovated. Along with the prestigious Rolex brand, Joe Escobar is an authorized dealer of other superior watch brands. Yet, in order to protect the integrity of its brand, some companies do not allow their watches to be shown online. Visit the store to view and try on these high-end brands.

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Melanie Graysmith is a freelance writer and artist based in San Francisco. She writes on adult education, art and lifestyle topics, and enjoys writing short stories and poetry. Melanie is a member of an independent filmmaking group and aims to spin her stories into film. Her work can be found at

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