WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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passing a virtual universe of reviews, interviews, and insider news, keeps tabs on the events, product intro- ductions, and personalities that make the world of high-end wristwatches tick. Another place to begin such a virtual journey might be the website of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (www.hautehorlogerie.com). Understated, straightforward, and packed with valuable information, this is the perfect place to begin to learn about – and learn to care for – some of the most exquisite and unique mechanical devices ever made. Or scan the magazine rack at Barnes & Noble where the watch journals can be found right beside Road & Track. While owning a fine watch hardly entails the obligations associated with a high- end car, periodic maintenance undertaken by skilled hands (typically every four or five years) is a must. But Here's a Better Idea Along Newbury and Boylston streets in Boston's Back Bay and elsewhere in downtown Wellesley, trusted purveyors of fine watches with names like Shreve, Crump & Low and Lux Bond & Green are to be found. Long's, located in Natick near the malls, and Watches Etc. near the Wellesley Free Library (the latter for repairs and advice) have much to offer, too. Leonid Pishchik, the well-regarded proprietor of Watches Etc., views the world of fine watches from a unique vantage point – that of a certified, independent watch repair specialist. While he is pleased to change the battery on your digital watch, his special area of expertise lies in the area of the finest made. "Most manufacturers prefer to service Architects of Time 58 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F P A T E K P H I L I P P E

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