The Local Family Jeweler Helping Families Find New Heirlooms One Watch at a Time
Photo by Tracy Doyle
“A Swiss watch is a lot like a piece of artwork,” Jacob Stafford of Stafford Jewelers says. “The time that goes into building each watch out of the very best materials is what makes a Swiss watch a great gift.”
Cincinnatians – and thanks to the store’s internet presence, people from all over the country – have been relying on the Stafford family for over 40 years to help them select fine Swiss timepieces. Over the years, the company has become the first stop for both watch aficionados and those seeking out a special gift for a loved one. “A Swiss watch is something that someone will keep forever,” Stafford says. “In many cases, they are even passed down through the generations.”
Stafford says Stafford Jewelers stands apart in the local jewelry market for many reasons, including its expansive selection of Swiss timepieces. “This allows the customer to choose between different models and brands right in the store,” he says.
Customers can also conduct their search from the comfort of home by using Stafford’s unique “Watch Finder” feature. Here, customers can sort through Stafford’s extensive inventory by designating several features: designer, movement style, case size and style, and can even specify what kind of material they’d like the band and the face of the watch to be created from. In the unlikely event Stafford doesn’t have a watch that meets the customer’s wishes, a staff member who can help track down the right piece is just a phone call away.
Stafford says every member of the Stafford Jewelry team is well-versed about every brand the stores carry. “In fact, most of them own these very watch brands,” he says.
Stafford Jewelers carries several Swiss brands, including Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Citizen, Omega, Carl F. Bucherer, International Watch Company and Tag Heuer. The company also stocks French-designed Cartier watches.
After the sale, customers can take advantage of in-house repairs and maintenance service. Non-Stafford customers are welcome to bring in watch repairs as well. Stafford’s expert repairman can handle almost any watch repair, not just the brands carried by the store.
The company, which has been around for more than two decades (the Stafford family has been in the business for over 40 years), has long prided itself on a team of well-qualified professionals, which includes three GIA (Gemology Institutes of America) gemologists. Stafford’s also employs an in-house custom jewelry designer who uses high tech equipment not typically available in most jewelry stores, including state-of-the-art microscopes and a laser welding machine.
Stafford Jewelers is located 55 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513.621.3300) and Kenwood Towne Centre (513.891.5200). For more information, visit staffordjewelers.com.