A venerable institution with roots dating back to 1884, William Barthman is the city’s luxe purveyor of designer jewelry and time pieces from sophisticated brands including, among others, Bvlgari, Cartier, David Yurman, and Rolex. In fact, Barthman serves as one of the city’s few authorized Rolex jewelers and are the only one found below 42nd Street in Manhattan, as well as the entire borough of Brooklyn. A financial-district staple with an even larger, second location in Brooklyn that was recently renovated with a gleaming new façade, its magnificent Manhattan store at 176 Broadway is situated just a few doors down from the jeweler’s historic original site, where an iconic outdoor clock can still be found embedded in the pavement at the corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane. A family business that never sacrifices on quality, President Jerry Natkin and his son, VP Steven Natkin are contributing members of both communities they serve and have established what has become the go-to luxury retailer for fine timepieces and jewelry. Furthermore, this year marks the 131st anniversary of William Barthman servicing its loyal customers, a milestone made possible by Jerry and Steven’s vision and commitment to exquisite, unparalleled service.
William Barthman’s Manhattan store is one of the last remnants of what was once a bustling jeweler’s hub in lower Manhattan over 130 years ago. While many stores have since migrated to other parts of the city, Barthman remains and continues to provide the quality service its costumers have long appreciated, including comprehensive watch and jewelry repair from onsite master watchmakers and jewelers who service most watch brands and all types of platinum, gold, and silver jewelry. From simple ring-sizing and clasp replacements to complex custom made pieces. Other services include timely pearl stringing and matching pearl and stone services, as well as engraving to personalize whichever special piece you desire, including watches, cufflinks, wedding rings and silver giftware. The Manhattan location features top watch brands like Rolex, Cartier, IWC, Breitling, Hublot, and jewelry brands including David Yurman and Roberto Coin.
William Barthman’s Brooklyn store has been servicing the borough for over 16 years, with over 5,000 square feet showcasing the top names in fine jewelry and timepiece collections. Occupying a larger space than Manhattan’s 3,000 square feet establishment, it is newly renovated with a modern aesthetic, conveniently placed in the luxury-shopping district of King’s Highway. Be sure to explore new installations of many of their featured brands including a new Breitling Corner, TAG Heuer Corner and Chimento and Roberto Coin Boutiques. The Brooklyn store also carries several brands not available at the Manhattan branch including Bvlgari, de GRISOGONO, Alexis Bittar, Chimento, and Damiani, which makes a trip to Brooklyn a worthy excursion if you’re seeking an even more comprehensive offering.
With a history as rich in quality as the fine items purveyed, William Barthman’s longevity can equally be attributed to its excellent customer service and no-pressure sales as it is to its renowned legacy. Catering to all types of customers, from couples seeking engagement rings to the professional sports team the Brooklyn Nets, who William Barthman is Official Jeweler of, William Barthman is a full service destination whose reputation and loyal clientele have been centuries in the making. Many consider it to be one of the finest jewelry stores in the United States.