Vancouver’s Watch Store since 1975
To be a great watchmaker, one must possess two qualities: patience and precision. Jean-Jacques Maurer, founder of Time & Gold, is characterized by these two traits. Growing up in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, Maurer spent countless hours sitting at his grandfather’s side, watching him practise the trade. His first impression of watchmaking stuck with him for a lifetime, despite a few smacks he received to the hand when caught tinkering with his grandfather’s tools.
Now, after 50 years as a watchmaker himself, Maurer understands his grandfather’s reaction. “A watchmaker’s tools last a lifetime, and longer,” he says. “I inherited my grandfather’s at first, but now the technology has changed. Over time, I have acquired my own tools, and they are very personal and precious to me. They have become somewhat of an extension to who I am, and what I do.”
Beginning his apprenticeship as a watchmaker with Omega Switzerland at age 16, Maurer and his wife eventually decided to settle in Vancouver, where he opened his own business in 1975. Time & Gold, a retailer specializing in the sales and repair of fine mechanical watches, was born.
To this day the family tradition continues and Time & Gold embraces its roots of traditional watchmaking and after sales service.
Why buy from Time & Gold?
After Sales Service
TIME & GOLD has a tradition of commitment to after sales service with more certified watchmakers on site then any other store in western Canada. Most mechanical watches are fine instruments and require service and lubrication approximately every 5 years. Buying a watch from Time & Gold is like buying a watch with your own personal watchmaker!
Lifetime Battery Warranty
All quartz watches purchased from TIME & GOLD are eligible for free battery replacement for the life of the timepiece.
Every new watch purchased from TIME & GOLD is covered by an extended warranty, providing coverage in addition to the manufactures warranty, up to three years from the date of purchase.
Our personal touch and approach
Service and maintaining a lifetime/repeat customer is very important to us. We are always ready to take the time and do what it takes to help you find the perfect timepiece
565 West Georgia Street
Monday to Friday 9:30 to 5:30
Saturdays 10:00 to 5:30
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Telephone: (604) 683-1812
Toll Free: 1800-399-1988