I went to Galleria J Antonio today (I mentioned it in my last post). It was a hike — deep down in the East Village, on Ave. A between 3rd & 4th Sts. (in that area called Loisaida by the old-timers) but it was well worth the trek.
Go there and see some beautiful jewelry pieces, fantastical crafted Judaica items, and… and… an amazing collection of reasonably priced highly-wantable watches. Yes, the watches were what finally took my breath away (You could get jewely like that from me, but the watches…) As I was walking out, I saw some fantastic bakelite watches… must have!
Turns out this fellow Jesse G. likes to represent local artists, and does a good job of it (on up-and-coming Avenue A — part trendy, still part seedy), his shop is a very upscale looking oasis in which you can find lovely one-of-a-kind pieces at reasonable prices. At the same time, he is a watch person, with a long history of working in New York City watch stores (I got this from his new blog,
I will go back with cash in hand, for sure. You should check out this wonderful resource.