History of Picciones’
In 1948, brothers Vince and Joe Piccione started a jewelry store with only $150.00. Vince was a watchmaker and hand engraver by trade and Joe had gone to school to study business. Together they started and managed a very popular and successful store in Ravenna, Ohio. Exceptionally friendly customer service and care has been Picciones’ hallmark for 65 years.
Joe and Vince have both passed on and today the store is owned by David Piccione, the son of Vince. David is a second-generation watchmaker who is truly passionate about watches. By the time David had taken over the day-to-day operations, the store had moved away from carrying Swiss made watches, but David decided to change directions in early 2001.
“My passion for watches never left so I decided to search out what I thought was the best watch company in the industry that has the same passion for watches I have. After many meetings with some of the world’s most prestigious watch companies I had the pleasure to meet with Ulysse Nardin. This was my last meeting before making my decision on what company to pursue – truthfully I didn’t think I had a chance, but Patrik and Rolf must have seen the fire in my eyes and granted my wish.” David remarks.
Ulysse Nardin was the first acquisition for Picciones’ back in 2001, and now the store maintains over a dozen of the finest Swiss brands. Picciones’ specializes in mostly independent brands that customers won’t find anywhere else in the state of Ohio. Our friendly, knowledgable, and experienced staff is well versed in complications such as perpetual calendars, tourbillons, minute repeaters. Whether you are a connoisseur of high-end and rare timepieces or a just looking for your first nice watch, our staff will be able to assist you. Giving our customers the knowledge to make informed buying decisions is an important aspect of how business is conducted at Picciones’.
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