Our History

As mentioned our family has been involved in clock and watches in the Bergen County, NJ area for four generations.  For twenty six years John Andrews operated Andrews Jewelers on Westwood Avenue in Westwood after taking over the business from his father, Andreas where prior the store was located in Leonia, NJ

For the past sixteen years Russell and Caitlyn Andrews have operated Andrews Clocks and Watches presently located at 430 Hillsdale Ave. in Hillsdale NJ providing Sales Service and Restoration work on all timepieces for the tri state area.

Having a lifetime of experience exposed to all makes of timepieces available we simply chose to provide brands that are built with the mindset of lasting quality.  Companies that still believe in providing a level of workmanship rarely seen today.  Timepieces that as time moves on can be serviced and not simply disposed of as most things are made today.  Take time to read about the history of each company we represent.    Truly what we provide are pieces that can be true gifts of time, things that can be handed down from one generation to the next.  Presently we have the addition of the fifth generation of clock and watchmaker, little Anna who already shows an incredible interest working on her mommies lap being exposed to the wonderful sounds of ticking, cuckooing and chiming from the many sounds in the store.  An incredible experience for any child.  Most important we are here to provide help in deciding which timepiece is right for you along with an education in understanding what an incredible purchase you will be making. 

With regards to repairs and servicing your presently owned timepiece we strive to provide  you with the quality workmanship and most reasonable prices we are well known for.

 
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Russell John Andrews

Russell has been exposed to clocks and watches since the age of seven.  Working with his father who owned Andrews Jewelers on Westwood Ave. Westwood, NJ he grew up in the business serving as an apprentice to the business eventually upon  John Andrews passing changed the name to Andrews Clocks and Watches in Hillsdale, NJ and continued the tradition of serving the Bergen County Area for all things involved with clocks and watches.  Through the years he learned how special timepieces can be.  Rarely can you speak of something made today that can be cherished for a lifetime then handed down to the next generation for enjoyment.  Sadly he learned that many ownersof timepieces were never given a proper education in how to maintain their clocks and watches and simply would run them till they developed issues that needed to be addressed.  When someone purchases a timepiece from Andrews Clocks the most important issue is understanding there is a need to care for it, not simply run it till issues develop.  His mindset is when a timepiece is sold, a relationship develops.  This relationship does not exist with a typical internet purchase.  Again, the mindset is simple.

Provide the finest quality at the most reasonable price and stand by the purchase for the long run.

 

Caitlyn Noelle Andrews

Caitlyn is a WOSTEP certified watchmaker with ten years experience in Watchmaking.  After completing the WOSTEP Program, one of the most difficult and thorough programs in the world for understanding the art of watchmaking, she went on to work for the Swatch Group in Secaucus, NJ as a watchmaker gaining a thorough grounding in all areas of servicing watches. The Swatch Group is the largest provider of such major brands as Omega, Breguet, Blancpain,  Longines,  Tissot, Rado, Hamilton and the well known Swatch Watch.   To gain a good understanding of working in a more retail environment Caitlyn took on a position at the Omega Boutique on Fifth Avenue NYC.  There she focused on every area of watchmaking including: polishing, repairs, timing and regulations, and sales support.  When a position opened up across the street at Harry Winston, one of the finest jewelry and timepiece retailers in the world she moved again.  Here she simply had the opportunity on working on some of the finest timepiece made today. 

Caitlyn has the ability to offer this incredible experience and exposure to watches along with simply a thorough understanding of clocks.  She looks forward to meeting you to assist you in any way possible.