I started in watch repair in the early 70's. In 1971 I graduated from high school and wanted to further my education and attend college. As I was looking for a job near my residence I applied at most of the retail locations and was fortunate enough to meet and work under the supervision of Mr. Lee, a Master Watchmaker at Kay's Jewelers located at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta Georgia.
There I worked and was trained by one of the most proficient Watchmakers of the day. I was trained on all aspects of watch repair. Lathe training was a discipline that I mastered under Mr. Lee's supervision. I worked under him for a period of 5 years until I completed my education.
After my term in college, I got a job with a leading paper manufacture as Head Cost Accountant. I always kept in contact with my Mentor, Mr. Lee and worked for him on weekends and during holidays.
Mr. Lee died in 1980 and left me his bench and tools, which I still use today. I decided to follow the American Dream and go into business repairing watches for jewelry stores through out the southeastern United States.
I performed watch repairs for the following: Tiffany and Company, Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Service Merchandise, Kay Jewelers, Ellman fine Jewelry, Friedman's, Sears, Macy's and host of other fine Jewelers.
I have always been fond of Seiko Watches. In my personal opinion I feel that Seiko Timepieces are the manufactured to exact tolerances and are the best timepieces for the money.
Seiko Corporation has been around for over a century and produced the most innovative watches that I have seen and have the privilege on working on.