Welcome back to an aBlogtoWatch original series, where we discuss important stores that sell watches all over the world. Each store we profile has an interesting story to tell about where they operate and who they sell to. Whether you buy watches from brick and mortar retailers or prefer to buy watches online, these are the stores that help shape our watch culture around the globe. There is a long list of stores to cover, but if there is a retail location in your favorite city that we simply can’t miss, let us know in the comments below. Here is a map of stores we have covered so far.

Where to buy watches in Naples, Florida?

Rather than a jewelry store that also happens to sell watches, in Naples, Florida, you have Exquisite Timepieces which was started by Steve Richardson and his brother in 1998 based upon their shared passion for watches. It started with their personal desire to wear and collect the finest timepieces (which began when they were in their pre-teen years). Collecting timepieces that you could not see on every other wrist  was something they both loved to do.

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Exquisite-Timepieces-09aBlogtoWatch: What types of watches are popular in your market? What makes Naples a unique place to buy watches?

Exquisite Timepieces: Naples is an area that attracts the person who wants to live the “good life.” They are on the golf course before the dew has time to dry. After a round of golf, they are heading to the Yacht Club to grab lunch before heading out on their yacht for the day. After a day with friends, golfing and boating, and discussing the things they enjoy the most, the finest things in life, they may pop in to look at our collection. Exquisite Timepieces is nestled in a casual outdoor shopping center on an island with the bay on one side, and the Gulf on the other. Our customers know they can come in casually dressed, and be treated from a glass of wine to an espresso, while choosing which fine timepiece they want to add to their collection. Exquisite Timepieces is a place where as soon as you walk through the door, you are a friend of ours, and are greeted with warmth and kindness, whether you are making a purchase, or perusing the finest timepieces in the world.

Exquisite-Timepieces-08ABTW: What would you tell watch lovers in other cities that watch lovers in Naples like?

Exquisite Timepieces: Our Naples timepiece collector, whether they are from another part of the country, or another part of the world, come to Naples to enjoy what you do not have in any other city in the world. Naples is the epicenter of the term “one of kind.” Our watch customer knows that the city may have an array of watch collectors, and although they may know one another from their country club, yacht club, or what have you, they know they are not going to see what they see on others’ wrists. They will see pieces on their friends’ wrists that will strike up a conversation about the finest timepieces in the world.

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Exquisite-Timepieces-07ABTW: Do you serve mostly locals or tourists, or is it a good mix? Also, what percentage of your customers would you call “knowledgeable watch collectors?”

Exquisite Timepieces: Exquisite Timepieces’ customers are residents of Naples in some form or fashion. However, there are people who come from all areas of the country and world to taste the uniqueness that Naples has to offer. No matter if they are in the 80% of our customers who are the watch savvy collectors or not, they will without a doubt leave our store feeling more than educated.

Exquisite-Timepieces-04ABTW: What is Naples best known for? What do visitors have to do, see, or eat while there?

Exquisite Timepieces: Naples is most well known for its wonderful lifestyle. The beautiful powder soft sandy beaches, the beautiful blue skies, wonderful weather, great unique shopping, and some of the most amazing restaurants one could ask for.

ABTW: As a business, do you sponsor or participate in any local events, watch-related or otherwise?

Exquisite Timepieces: There are many events held in Naples throughout the year particularly in “season.” Exquisite Timepieces, not only participates in these events, we also hold events in the store.

Exquisite-Timepieces-01ABTW: What are some of the watch brands you are known for carrying? If you could pick a watch brand or model that epitomizes the culture or style of Naples what would it be?

Exquisite Timepieces: Exquisite Timepieces is known for carrying an array of Swiss watches that use a mechanical mechanism. Recently, we have included a couple of great German brands to our collection that are unique, giving our customer yet more to choose from. Audemars Piguet and Breguet are two brands that stand out as brands that can give one a taste of what the Naples customer likes. Both brands offer refined timepieces that allow our Naples customer to go from a sporty to a more classy dress watch. Both brands are also well known for offering the same exceptional choices to women. ExquisiteTimepieces.com

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