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Where To Buy (Or Lust After) Watches In Chicago

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It's just about time to spring forward, so today we've rounded up spots that will help you do so in style. From hidden-gem Rolex dealers on Jeweler's Row to family-owned suburban chains—and a charming place in Roscoe Village that slings vintage wristwatches—here are some of Chicagoland's best spots for watch shopping. And while not all these places are what we'd deem affordable (what, Omega is expensive?) they do offer up some good browsing. Find all the spots, organized from north to south, below.


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1. Razny Jewelers

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1700 Green Bay Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-5300
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With locations in Highland Park, Hinsdale, and Addison, this family-owned company has been running since 1951. It's an official Rolex Jeweler, and also represents brands such as Patek Philippe and Cartier. [Photo: via Facebook]

2. Father Time Antiques

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2108 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-5599
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Billed as the Midwest's largest retailer of vintage wristwatches and antique pocket watches, this spot has been open since 1979 and is located on Belmont Avenue's "Antique Row." [Photo: via Yelp]

3. Howard Frum Jewelers

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5 S Wabash Ave, Ste 814
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 332-5999
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On the eighth floor of a Jeweler's Row office building, this is a favorite spot for buying, selling, or trading used Rolex watches. The shop also carries new watches, and is an authorized dealer of Luminox. [Photo: via Facebook]

4. Omega

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909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 291-9412
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The storied Swiss brand opened its plush Michigan Avenue boutique in 2010. It stocks styles for both men and women. [Photo: via Omega]

5. Legend Of Time - Chicago Watch Center

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3 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 609-0003
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Also family owned, this Jeweler's Row shop specializes in fine Swiss and German watches. Goods are new and pre-owned, and the store also stocks items from Chopard and Jaeger-LeCoultre. [Photo: via Facebook]

6. Geneva Seal

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112 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-3100
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The European-style boutique, which is family-owned, has an in-house watchmaker and jeweler. It's an authorized dealer for high-end watch brands, including Breitling and TAG Heuer. [Photo: via Facebook]

7. Tourneau

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835 N Michigan Ave, 3rd Level
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-7600
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At the Water Tower Place, this posh retailer has watches for men and women; there are also unisex styles. Brands come from all over the world—and yes, Rolex is on offer. [Photo: via Tourneau]

8. Tourbillon

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545 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 836-3800
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The stately, two-story shop on Michigan Avenue stocks all the Tourbillon brands. This includes Breguet, Jaquet Droz, and—surprise—Swatch. [Photo: via Tourbillon]

9. Marshall Pierce & Company

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29 East Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 372-2415
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Up and running since 1928, the historical Chicago jeweler specializes in Swiss watches. It represents brands including Bell & Ross, Baume et Mercier, Bedat & Co., and Mont Blanc. Photo:

10. C.D. Peacock

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172 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 571-5355
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With the tagline "Chicago's Jeweler Since 1837," this mini-chain has some serious history. Another authorized Rolex dealer, C.D. Peacock also stocks watches from Chanel, Hermes, and other big-name brands. [Photo: via C.D. Peacock]

1. Razny Jewelers

1700 Green Bay Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
With locations in Highland Park, Hinsdale, and Addison, this family-owned company has been running since 1951. It's an official Rolex Jeweler, and also represents brands such as Patek Philippe and Cartier. [Photo: via Facebook]
1700 Green Bay Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

2. Father Time Antiques

2108 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
Billed as the Midwest's largest retailer of vintage wristwatches and antique pocket watches, this spot has been open since 1979 and is located on Belmont Avenue's "Antique Row." [Photo: via Yelp]
2108 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL

3. Howard Frum Jewelers

5 S Wabash Ave, Ste 814, Chicago, IL 60603
On the eighth floor of a Jeweler's Row office building, this is a favorite spot for buying, selling, or trading used Rolex watches. The shop also carries new watches, and is an authorized dealer of Luminox. [Photo: via Facebook]
5 S Wabash Ave, Ste 814
Chicago, IL 60603

4. Omega

909 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
The storied Swiss brand opened its plush Michigan Avenue boutique in 2010. It stocks styles for both men and women. [Photo: via Omega]
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

5. Legend Of Time - Chicago Watch Center

3 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
Also family owned, this Jeweler's Row shop specializes in fine Swiss and German watches. Goods are new and pre-owned, and the store also stocks items from Chopard and Jaeger-LeCoultre. [Photo: via Facebook]
3 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

6. Geneva Seal

112 E Oak St, Chicago, IL 60611
The European-style boutique, which is family-owned, has an in-house watchmaker and jeweler. It's an authorized dealer for high-end watch brands, including Breitling and TAG Heuer. [Photo: via Facebook]
112 E Oak St
Chicago, IL 60611

7. Tourneau

835 N Michigan Ave, 3rd Level, Chicago, IL 60611
At the Water Tower Place, this posh retailer has watches for men and women; there are also unisex styles. Brands come from all over the world—and yes, Rolex is on offer. [Photo: via Tourneau]
835 N Michigan Ave, 3rd Level
Chicago, IL 60611

8. Tourbillon

545 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
The stately, two-story shop on Michigan Avenue stocks all the Tourbillon brands. This includes Breguet, Jaquet Droz, and—surprise—Swatch. [Photo: via Tourbillon]
545 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

9. Marshall Pierce & Company

29 East Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Up and running since 1928, the historical Chicago jeweler specializes in Swiss watches. It represents brands including Bell & Ross, Baume et Mercier, Bedat & Co., and Mont Blanc. Photo:
29 East Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602

10. C.D. Peacock

172 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523
With the tagline "Chicago's Jeweler Since 1837," this mini-chain has some serious history. Another authorized Rolex dealer, C.D. Peacock also stocks watches from Chanel, Hermes, and other big-name brands. [Photo: via C.D. Peacock]
172 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523