Mr. Jeffrey P. Hess

The Best of Time: Rolex Wristwatches - An Unauthorized HistoryMr. Hess has earned his place as a cornerstone in the luxury chronograph market and is the author of the Schiffer Publishing Best Seller "The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches - An Unauthorized History." He is one of the world's foremost experts on vintage watches and is a highly sought after lecturer. 


  • 2004 to 2009 Adjunct Professor SaintPetersburg College teaching Fine and Decorative Arts
  • 2006 Old Northeast Jewelers Owner Authorized dealers
  • 2004 In guest expert appraisers at PBS Channel 3 Antiques Roadshow event
  • 2003 Duber TIme US distributors for Ball Watch USA Xemex and Muhle Glashutte
  • 2001 Regular featured guest expert for NBC Jack Harris show Art watches collectibles
  • 1999 Charter Master Dealer
  • 1999 Watch expert with static hours on ShopNBC
  • 1997 to 2003 Contributing editor to HR watches magazine
  • 1997 to 1999 Jewelry Shopping network
  • 1997 published Best of Time Rolex and unauthorized History (now working on a 4th edition)
  • 1995 ATN television network selling watches Jewelry
  • 1993 Founded IW magazine the longest running watch magazine in the world
  • 1990 to Present Hess Fine Art Fine Collectibles and watches
  • 1988 Founding Member of the International Watch Jewelry Guild
  • 1984 to 1990 Hess Investments Dealing in Fine and decorative arts owner
  • 1983 to 1984 Urbana Fine Art Gallery owner
  • 1980 P& H jewelry & Antiques Champagne Urbana Ill Owner
  • 1976 Watch City Antiques Peoria Illinois owner

2 years resident Art and antique appraisers for Saint Petersburg History Museum Acknowledged contributor to Roy Earhart's 2019s series of 30 books 1978 to 1988 (to many titles to list)

Contributor and researchers to book American Wristwatches 5 decades of style by Eb Faber Old Northeast Jewelers are Authorized Dealers over the years to the following brands:

  • Breitling
  • Tag Heuer
  • Hamilton
  • Seiko
  • Ball
  • Teno
  • Pandora
  • Scott Kay
  • Xemex
  • Muhle Glashutte
  • Glashutte Original
  • Bell Ross
  • Ernst Benz
  • Ulysse Nardin
  • TW steel
  • Girard Perregaux
  • Blancpain
  • Raymond Weil
  • Jean Richard


We have the rights to the following books by Heart of America Press:

  • Patek
  • Omega
  • Cartier


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