About Hal Martin | Hal Martin Watches
- About Hal Martin | Hal Martin Watches
Houston’s Finest Watch & Jewelry Store
Hal Martin’s Watch and Jewelry Company, which began as one collector’s impassioned hobby in 1973, has since served as the premier source for high-end, pre-owned Swiss watches. As a buyer and a seller Hal Martin’s has inevitably grown into one of Houston’s and the Southwest’s largest retailers of its type, with a fully-stocked brick and mortar store to showcase an extensive selection of Swiss watches. With an insatiable penchant for pre-owned Rolex watches and the addition of a generous selection of accessories from watch winders, corporate gifts and diamond jewelry available at the 6266 Westheimer location just west of Houston’s famed Galleria, it makes Hal Martins your one stop shop for all your pre-owned Swiss watch needs.
Owner Hal Martin received his first Rolex timepiece as a graduation gift from his father in 1964, and from there grew a love of fine craftsmanship. After making his first Rolex sale for a $200 profit during his college years, Hal began collecting and selling sport, dive and Swiss watches for nearly a decade before finally deciding to make pre-owned luxury Swiss watches more than a hobby, instead making it a fulltime impassioned career. When putting together his current-day team, Hal went by this philosophy: “To be great, surround yourself with greatness.” And that he does…Take a moment to meet our team!
Tarang Patel, Business Partner and otherwise known as “T”, is our diamond and custom jewelry expert. He will take your ideas and create your vision and beyond with his 25+ years of experience in the jewelry and watch environments and believes that education is key in the diamond buying or selling field. There isn’t a watch he doesn’t know the facts on or can not source the information you need in a timely manner.
Barbara Bailey, Vice President of Store Operations has learned a few things in her 15+ years with Hal and Tarang. Barbara will expertly assist you with everything from the Rolex Date Just to diamond earrings.
Cheryl Carlisle, Manager of Accounting, is our mastermind in managing the ebb and flow of all things accounting related to the store. We are blessed to keep her very busy on a daily basis!
Sales Team members Kalynn Teaff and Andrew Bruneau have an all-encompassing knowledge of the inventory at Hal Martin’s Watch and Jewelry Company. Kalynn is also our in-house Graphics Designer and Andrew, the newest member of the team comes to us with over 30 years of retail experience.
Many people don’t realize that we have a fully staffed service department, in house at Hal Martins. Liz Girgis who heads up our service department is extremely efficient in making sure your watch receives the individual attention it deserves in a timely manner. Liz comes from years in the cellular business and takes great pride in her customer service skills.
Michael Bullock and James Huff are our, in-house, Master Watchmakers with a combined 50+ years in the art and craft of watchmaking. Mr.Huff is also a Certified Omega specialist. Troy Carlisle, watchmaking apprentice, helps round out our very competent Watch Repair and Watch Restoration department. The gifted craftsman, Marco Leal is the talent behind our refinishing department. As his last name in Spanish implies he is extremely "loyal" to each and every watch he touches. Marco’s 17 years in polishing fine swiss timepieces to their original luster and shine while retaining their distinct personality and factory specifications is unsurpassed by no other.
Brian Friedrichs is our Director of Social Media. Acting as the frontline Brand Manager through integrating interactive media into the overall business strategy, Brian’s other duties include search engine optimization/search engine marketing integration, monitoring and analysis of social media trends and their impact on the company and our ‘live’ website.
Pre-owned luxury watches are an investment. Whether as a purchase for yourself, an award for your employee or a gift for a loved one, timepieces such as a Rolex, Cartier, IWC or Patek Philippe (to name just a few) appreciate in value while standing out as a symbol of accomplishments and the rewards it can afford one.
Hal Martin’s devotion to offering the highest-quality timepieces, gifts and accessories is apparent in our personal approach. Our family is skillfully trained in luxury watches and we are available to share our knowledge with you, about selecting, owning and storing a luxury Swiss timepiece. We invite you to enjoy the complexity and artistry of a used Rolex watch or custom jewelry piece as much as all of us at Hal Martin’s Watch and Jewelry do.