The soft glow of the lights ushers you into an intimate, one-of-a-kind experience. Gleaming glass cases, sparkling diamond earrings and shiny gold engagement rings greet you as you enter the store. Friendly specialists are on hand to help you in every way possible, and are happy to do so. Shopping at Hamra is like taking a step back in time to when elegance and sophistication were rooted in every product and service.

In a world of cheap electronics and computerized gadgets, it’s rare to find excellence and opulence like that offered at Hamra. Upholding the standards of excellence has been our commitment for the past 26 years, and our fine watches are a perfect example of that. They are meticulously crafted and beautifully designed, and are entirely handmade. Deciding whether or not to buy one isn’t hard, deciding which one to buy is. High end jewelry stores like Hamra offer a wide range of designers, such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breitling and more, all in a variety of different styles. Chances are you’ll find more than one you like.

After you’ve made the tough decision about which watch (or watches) to buy, it’s important to know what comes next. Having the perfect watch means knowing how to perfectly care for it. Here are some things to be aware of to ensure your dream watch stays in flawless form years after purchase.

1. Comfort is Key

The number one mistake watch wearers make is not having the watch properly fitted to their wrists. This results in watches that are too tight or too loose, which can lead to discomfort and possible problems with the clasp. Above all, a watch should be comfortable to wear. Here at Hamra we ensure your watch is sized correctly to the wrist before you even leave the store. We work hard to tailor the watch to fit you perfectly.

2. Magnets = Mayhem

Magnetic elements can cause mechanical watches to run incorrectly. Avoid placing your watch near anything magnetic, such as cell phones, computers, etc. If your watch has already been exposed to a magnetic element and is running incorrectly, fear not. Hamra Jewelers can help restore your watch to its original, pristine condition. Our service experts can demagnetize your watch in simply a matter of minutes, so that it will run without error.

3. Manufacturers Make Mistakes

Although rare, a watch may have internal problems that prevent it from keeping the correct time. If your watch is even slightly off time and magnetism isn’t an issue, you should consider us sending it back to the manufacturer to have it serviced. A watch as beautiful as the ones sold at fine jewelry stores shouldn’t be just for show. They should be both flawless and functional.

Stop by our store to learn more about watch maintenance or to view our stunning collection of timepieces. Traveling back in time to a period of luxury and handmade quality is only possible through Hamra.

Fun Fact: Did you know that high-end alligator watch straps used by the Swiss actually come from alligators in Louisiana? Now that’s some serious cargo!