Orange County and fashion go hand in hand, and the new year is a great time to invest in timeless pieces for yourself. Skip big-brand department stores and those over-shopped chains for the best places to buy watches in Orange County. No matter your need, these shops have exactly the timepiece every time.
Time Center Huntington Beach
9941 Adams Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
The Time Center at Huntington Beach carries more than 15 brands that include Movado, Fendi and Seiko. Don’t fret about your investment here, staff also offers watch-repair services such as replacing watch batteries, sizing and overhauls watch movements. This third-generation company opened in 1936 and can handle your Rolex and Tag Heuer repairs as well. Remember that if you plan to get a repair, you are entitled to a free estimate.
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About Time Watch Company
34085 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 103
Dana Point, CA 92629
As an authorized dealer of watches that include Alfex, Festina and Versace, About Time Watch Company also provides access to pre-owned watches. The shop, family owned since 1952, sits in the Blue Lantern Plaza. Scroll through the watches that are available online, and stop by the store to see more than 40 watch brands for which the company is an authorized dealer. About Time also ships gifts internationally.
2298 N. Orange Mall Suite 2243
Orange, CA 92865
Located at The Village at the Orange Mall, Watchland not only carries watches including Casio, Guess and Fossil but it provides its customers with services that range from battery change and cleanings to band resizing. No appointments are necessary for the services, but expect 100 percent satisfaction every time. The store is located in front of Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle and the Pet Pantry by JC Penny.
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Orange County Creations
821 Ziegler Way
Placentia, CA 92870
Owner Debbie Valdez runs an Orange County-based company that aims to create unique products at an affordable price. Offering a great variety, Orange County Creations promises you the opportunity to create a unique watch that matches your needs and fashion sense. Build your own watch with beaded or leather bands and enough watch faces to satisfy any taste. The company was established in 2004 and offers a special discount depending on the amount purchased. This OC-based online business is the place to get a personalized watch every time.
Seed People’s Market
2937 Bristol St., Suite C100
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
With a mantra of “products with a purpose,” Seed People’s Market is committed to providing sustainable watches handmade of recycled materials. Located inside an eco-friendly and hip shopping center, The Camp, Seed is all about local craftsmanship. Shop a selection of Nixon watches made right here in Southern California. See these watches on a network of athletes and rock stars loyal to the brand.
Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.