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Paul Hoyt
Owner/President
Brittany Isch
Client Relationship Manager
Brandi Hoyt
Accounting/Executive Assistant
Curry Hatzilias
Shipping/Administration
Dr. James Miller
Primary Watchmaker

Sachin Gupta
Web Operations

Grigoriy Sikorsky
Master Watchmaker
Esly Hernandez
Photographer
Sharif Shahjahan
Photo Operations
Kathy Cordon
Bookkeeper
Outside Watch Specialists:
Paul Shibata
Jerry Grajzl
 

 

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PAUL HOYT

Paul 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.

He 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. and internationally.

When 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.

paul@connoisseuroftime.com

 


 

 

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BRANDI HOYT

Brandi 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.

brandi@connoisseuroftime.com


 

 


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DR. JAMES MILLER

A 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 father’s watch and jewelry store at the age of 13. By 16, he was already performing much of the business’s 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 tools.

jim@connoisseuroftime.com

 

 


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GRIGORIY SIKORSKY

Grigoriy 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.

grigoriy@connoisseuroftime.com



 

 

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PAUL SHIBATA

Paul 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 available.

 

 

 


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JERRY GRAJZL

As 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.

 

 


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