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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their watches in house," he notes. "It's their way to maintain brand exclusivity and charge high prices for service or repairs. Although I have expertise in fine watches, if I can't obtain parts, I must still advise clients to deal directly with the manufacturer." The dedication of the well-established mer- chants mentioned in this article to service, quality, and customer satisfaction are your best guarantee that should you wish to learn about, purchase, or even sell a fine, mechanical time piece – whether a creation of a legendary name or simply a well made watch – it will be truly representative of the special value and good looks your taste demands. Indeed, if you are like most Americans, the $35 you spent some years ago for a perfectly useful Timex – which may well still "take a licking and keep on ticking" – are proof of your thriftiness and common sense. But I left mine at home when I recently stopped by for a chat with Brian Walker at Shreve, Crump & Low's Newbury Street watch salon. The Shreve name has been synonymous for over a century with good taste and luxury. The Walker name should be a familiar one to long-time Wellesley residents, as well. Many will remember the family-owned David & Company jewelry store of years past. Now, as proprietor of Boston's most iconic jewelry store, Wellesley resident David Walker has created a beautifully appointed watch salon on the second floor of the 39 Newbury Street location. 61 w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Architects of Time

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