As with any hobby, you need a whole lot of patience and research to find the ideal watch. For many collectors, the most fulfilling part of the process would have to be the shop visit. Head on to your local Long Beach jewelry store and take a look at their estate collection to see if any of the pieces match the watch you have in mind. Since this is a personal project, you may even find one that will be more precious to you than any other collectible.
Trusted jewelry stores such as McCarty’s Jewelry typically employ knowledgeable Long Beach jewelers who will walk you through each piece and explain their unique value. If you don’t find the ideal piece in your first visit, don’t fret. Some stores also buy vintage watches and can even source a specific watch for you, so try to build a lasting relationship with your jeweler as much as you can.