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2021 Best Place to Ogle a $100,000 Watch

Govberg Walnut

Govberg’s new location—marble­ bar, glass chandelier, entire rooms for Patek Philippe and Rolex—wouldn’t seem out of place on Madison Avenue. But with plans to host events aimed at teaching the watch-curious what they’re missing out on—owner Danny Govberg calls it “edu-tainment”; we call it not-so-sneaky customer-base building—the shop won’t judge if you’re just there to browse its collection of five- and six-figure timepieces. Read More »

1529 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2016 Best Secret Watch Stash

Workshop Underground

You'll find a handful of watches peppered throughout Ruben Luna's shop, but the real cache is his collection of 300-plus hard-to-find timepieces (a rare Jaeger-LeCoultre, perhaps?) and he's willing to part with (some of) them. After an initial consultation, Luna, a former design director for Movado, will set up a private shopping appointment at which he'll show you his finest treasures. Read More »

1544 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-987-3534 | Website

2014 Best Men's Watches

Govberg Jewelers

The store is downright legendary in the watch world, stocking the biggest names Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre and employing the most horologically fluent experts to sell them. Read More »

Locations in Philadelphia and Ardmore | 215-546-6505 | Website

2012 Best Watches

Govberg Jewelers

Beneath twinkling chandeliers, tucked in mirrored cases, sit timepieces (Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet) that beg for someone to ask, "Do you have the time?" Read More »

1521 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-546-6505 | Website