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Just weeks after reopening following last year's covid lock down, downtown Chicago erupted as protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent and boutiques were looted. Far from retreating in the face of a year from hell, Burdeen's saw opportunity in the chaos.
Tobias Reiss-Schmidt has steered Timex Group through one of the most tumultuous periods of the company’s 167-year history, not just keeping it off the rocks during the pandemic, but repositioning brands ranging from Guess and Ted Baker in the mass market fashion space up to Versace and Missoni’s Swiss-made luxury watches. Most important is the positioning of the Timex brand itself, which is adapting to a world where apathy to traditional watches and gadgets from Apple are transforming the landscape.
WatchPro’s Rob Corder speaks to Cellini’s owner Leon Adams to see what the wider watch industry can learn from the rise of independent watchmakers.
Silicon Valley jeweler says independents are increasingly in demand, thanks in part to changing behavior during the pandemic.
Jonathan Zadok describes how his family battled through the pandemic to build one of the largest luxury watch stores in the United States.
Having started as a blogger from his bedroom, Mr Clymer is now at the helm of a business that just raised $40 million from an eclectic mix of investors.
Long's Fine Jewelers is about to open the largest Rolex showroom in the United States. Rob Corder caught up with CEO Craig Rottenberg in Boston to find out more.
David and Brian Walker reveal how they survived the spring lock down and bounced back since reopening their showrooms in Boston and Greenwich.
“My grandfather’s dying words were: “stay away from watches”,” recalls CEO Terry Betteridge during a conversation with about the past, present and future of the family firm.
Co-presidents Jeff Newbauer and Allison Strongin describe how the changing face of the city is shaping their business decisions.