Hoboken Watch Co. – Gone

8/4/2009 Update:

Forgot to update this a while ago – but the Hoboken Watch Company closed it’s doors sometime this past spring. However, one Hoboken411 reader reminded about this because…

Where is my Rolex??

missing-rolex-hoboken-nj-hoboken-watch-company-fran-2“Hello,

I’m a dedicated visitor to the site & love the service that you provide to Hoboken!

I was hoping that you could help me in hunting down Fran from Hoboken Watch Company. Last winter I took my Rolex in to Fran to have it serviced. Little did I know that Fran would be closing his doors with no way of contacting him about my watch!! I’ve had this watch for over 25 years now & cannot seem to track Fran down.

I just want my watch back and am unable to locate a forwarding address or new number for Fran.

I tend to believe that I am not the only Hoboken resident that is looking for their watch / jewelry…”

Does anyone know where Fran went? A forwarding number for Fran? Email address for Fran? If I say “Fran” one more time, would that set the record for the number of times “Fran” was said in one post? Haha! Fran-tastic!!

This reader said the watch was $6,000 new – and may still be worth around $4,000.

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Description – Watch sale & repair Closed shop sometime spring 2009
Address – 163 4th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – 201-963-3777

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18 Comments on "Hoboken Watch Co. – Gone"

elainetyger
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elainetyger

Remember the Italian barber shop that used to be here? Man, that was a fun place. The guy probably died of old age over a decade ago. He had a stack of magazines there older than my parents AND I AM NOT EXAGGERATING. One time while I was waiting for my husband and kid to get haircuts, I read a National Geographic article from the 1920s about how the US Mail had just put a couple of planes into service, so now you could get a letter from California to New York in 2 days. I don’t think the guy spoke too much English, so maybe it took him that long to get through the articles. Nice, nice guy though.

escaped68
Member

that was charlie the barber. He use to panic when stickball or 2 hand touch games started on the sidewalk in front of demarest he was always afraid a ball was going to cone through his window. So when a ballagme was going on it was not a good time to get a shave or a haircut.

In response to elainetyger who said:
Remember the Italian barber shop that used to be here? Man, that was a fun place. The guy probably died of old age over a decade ago. He had a stack of magazines there older than my parents AND I AM NOT EXAGGERATING. One time while I was waiting for my husband and kid to get haircuts, I read a National Geographic article from the 1920s about how the US Mail had just put a couple of planes into service, so now you could get a letter from California to New York in 2 days. I don’t think the guy spoke too much English, so maybe it took him that long to get through the articles. Nice, nice guy though.

Tama Murden
Member

Fran Totaro.
A watch-lover.
And a dog-lover

The Totaros of Marine View—not sure about Fran living there, though. But lots of kin.

He also has a gig w/the BOE, I recall.
Some kind of coach?
Estevens’ previous BOE posts would clarify.

I also recall he was a big Mason supporter in her commercials.

brash1
Member
brash1

I stopped in to get my watch repaired back in the Spring. The guy there told me not to bother and try somewhere else since he was moving to a new under-construction strip mall uptown (I believe 13 and Adams) and was closing down that location. I think he mentioned something about sharing a premises with another business.

cmboken
Member
cmboken

I had my battery replaced in my Tag and got it back the next day. He told me at the time he was moving locations. Uptown. It was 13th and adams.

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