grew up around watches as his father is a longtime collector
and one of the charter members of the International Watch
and Jewelry Guild (IWJG). An interest in team leadership
led him to the business world, and prior to founding Connoisseur
of Time, he held an executive position within a training
and development firm based outside of Atlanta.
He founded Connoisseur of Time in 2005. Since that time
the company has grown to become an internationally trusted
seller of collectible vintage and luxury watches and is
very privileged to count among its more than 5,000 clients
many public figures and leaders of industry, entertainment,
and government, and museums.
has overseen several thousand sympathetic restoration
projects and bought and, alongside the COT team, helped
to sell very fine watches of diverse brands, eras, and
types, from simple time-telling pieces to complicated
masterpieces. His specialty is vintage wristwatches from
the finer Swiss houses.
He enjoys sharing his passion and has been asked to contribute
to major watch magazines and publications in the U.S.
not working with watches, he loves spending time with
his wife Brandi, their two daughters, and their slightly
over-caffeinated Jack Russell Terrier named Audemars Piguet.
has a mean watch addiction and loves anything with diamonds
on it. Formerly an executive assistant within leadership
expert John Maxwell's organization, she has a wealth
of experience making sure that on-the-go individuals
are given the kind of peace of mind that comes from
knowing that all of the details important to them will
be taken care of to their satisfaction.
second generation watchmaker and watch and tool collector
with over 50 years of experience working on vintage era
watches, Dr. Miller was busy working at the bench in his
fathers watch and jewelry store at the age of 13.
By 16, he was already performing much of the businesss
watch repair work. Also a Doctor of Optometry, during
his years as a practicing optometrist his office gained
the reputation as the go-to place in town to drop off
your old watch for repair. He prides himself on his ability
to employ traditional watchmaking methods and techniques.
When not working at his prized masterpiece
workbench made in 1887 (he has three other benches to
work at as well), he enjoys making his own watchmaking
is a Russian trained master watchmaker with 42 years
of experience. An extremely well-rounded watchmaking
expert, Grigoriy worked in a number of different watchmaking
roles in production factories in his motherland, learning
and performing a different, specialized watchmaking
skill in each. He now focuses on the servicing of timepieces
by Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Patek Philippe, Vacheron &
Constantin, Panerai and other of the luxury brands that
we sell and does all of the work on our modern-era watches.
is a Swiss-trained master watchmaker with over 15 years of experience at the bench
and is the third generation of his family to be employed in the watch and jewelry
business. He holds certifications in both “Watch Repair” and “Microtechnology”
as well as a diploma in “Advanced Watch Repair” from the prestigious
Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program (WOSTEP) in Neuchatel,
Switzerland. Besides his formal schooling, he has also received special, private
additional training from Patek Philippe and Omega at their respective factories.
Paul always sees his restoration jobs through to completion with a goal of perfection,
even if it means hand-crafting factory quality new parts to replace those no longer
both a lifelong watchmaker and jeweler, Jerry’s unique set of skills perfectly
prepares him to do an exceptional job restoring watch cases to their former glory.
Jerry trained in the former Yugoslavia for three years, then in Austria for one
learning the trades. Having started as a watchmaker in 1947, Jerry has an incredible
61 years of experience.