About Feldmar Watch Company

Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. began as a repair business fixing the broken, relinquished watches of New Jersey pawnshops and has evolved into a century-long, family business based in Los Angeles. We hold traditional values close and remain firmly rooted in our family’s history while staying on top of the latest technological advancements and offering collections from the most highly sought-after brands. We have earned a respected place in the luxury watch industry. Follow the evolution of our brand, on the timeline below.

Feldmar's Full Story

1913

Hungarian immigrant Jack Feldmar starts a watch repair business in Newark, New Jersey.

1950

Jack Feldmar relocates to Los Angeles, partners with his son Barney and establishes a shop on 4th & Broadway.

1956

Feldmar Watch Company moves to its current Los Angeles (Flagship) location on Pico Boulevard. Jack retires, leaving the business to Barney and his wife, Harriet. Feldmar produces the acclaimed booklet, Timing in the World of Sports.

1960

The first electronic watch, the Bulova Accutron is produced and Feldmar is appointed the official Accutron Center for the Los Angeles area.

1972

Barney and Harriet’s son-in-law, Sol Meller, joins the family business.

1994

Sol and Nancy Meller’s son, Scott, joins the family business.

2005

Feldmar creates and distributes its first annual magalog, featuring over 50 brands.

2005

Scott and Feldmar Operations Manager, Jamie Hayes, open a boutique at The Beverly Hilton – Hours Minutes Seconds (HMS).

2010

Feldmar begins extensive renovation and expansion on its Los Angeles Flagship.

2013

Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. celebrates its 100th anniversary and the grand re-opening of their expanded and remodeled Los Angeles (Flagship) showroom.

2014

Feldmar is named one of “America’s Coolest Stores” by INSTORE Magazine.

2015

Hours Minutes Seconds (HMS) is renamed Feldmar Watch Company, strengthening the presence of the Feldmar brand.

2016

Feldmar's new website, complete with e-commerce functionality, launches in early 2016.

Leadership

Scott J. Meller

President, 4th Generation Family Member

Nancy Meller

Partner, 3rd Generation Family Member

Jamie C. Hayes

Operations Manager

Susan Zakheim

Office Manager

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott joined Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. under the tutelage of his father, Sol. As a fourth generation family member, Scott’s forward-thinking business acumen has placed Feldmar on the cutting edge of the luxury timepiece market. Scott’s favorite part about working at Feldmar is being a part of his family’s multi-generational business and having worked alongside his father. His accomplishments are many, including the expansion and remodel of the Feldmar flagship store, as well as a second location inside The Beverly Hilton.

Since attending Santa Monica College, Scott has become an expert in the technical aspects of the timepieces sold at Feldmar. Each year, he travels to Switzerland—the watchmaking capital of the world—to attend the Baselword Watch & Jewelry Fair and build upon his extensive knowledge of this quickly-evolving industry.

Scott is very proud of the way Feldmar customers are put first: “We regularly go out of our way to meet the needs of our clients. A client once purchased a rather significant watch as a birthday gift for his brother who lived in New York. Our client asked how we were going to deliver the gift and we responded with the typical answer, we would ship it by FedEx. After we answered his question, we could tell that he wanted a more personalized experience for the delivery and offered to have it hand-delivered by one of our associates. He lit up at the thought, and so off went one of our associates to New York City for the day to hand-deliver the gift.”
 
With several major accomplishments behind him, Scott looks forward to an even brighter future as Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. begins a new chapter in its legacy.

scott@feldmarwatch.com

A third generation family member, Nancy has seen Feldmar Watch Company evolve into the thriving luxury timepiece purveyor that it is today.

info@feldmarwatch.com

Jamie, whose first love had always been watches, worked at a local jewelry store that brought all of their repairs to Feldmar, coincidentally enough. Through this job, Jamie built a rapport with Sol and Scott and eventually, Sol offered Jamie a position to help run the business alongside his son. Jamie started in sales at Feldmar and became known as the self-titled, “Firefighter,” (a nickname used by Cartier) and is now the Operations Manager.

Jamie takes great pride in working at Feldmar: “I really love the people we help and the staff we have. I like helping a client hallmark an occasion with a great watch. We could tell several stories about our business moving heaven and earth to get a piece to meet a short deadline. It’s always a thrill to fly somewhere to deliver a piece only to return in time to finish working that day!”
 
In three words, Jamie would describe Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. as, “Unique, Great, and Fun.”

jamie@feldmarwatch.com

Susan has worked in the luxury timepiece industry for most of her professional career and has been a part of Feldmar Watch Company since 2006.

susan@feldmarwatch.com

Scott J. Meller

President, 4th Generation Family Member

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott joined Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. under the tutelage of his father, Sol. As a fourth generation family member, Scott’s forward-thinking business acumen has placed Feldmar on the cutting edge of the luxury timepiece market. Scott’s favorite part about working at Feldmar is being a part of his family’s multi-generational business and having worked alongside his father. His accomplishments are many, including the expansion and remodel of the Feldmar flagship store, as well as a second location inside The Beverly Hilton.

Since attending Santa Monica College, Scott has become an expert in the technical aspects of the timepieces sold at Feldmar. Each year, he travels to Switzerland—the watchmaking capital of the world—to attend the Baselword Watch & Jewelry Fair and build upon his extensive knowledge of this quickly-evolving industry.

Scott is very proud of the way Feldmar customers are put first: “We regularly go out of our way to meet the needs of our clients. A client once purchased a rather significant watch as a birthday gift for his brother who lived in New York. Our client asked how we were going to deliver the gift and we responded with the typical answer, we would ship it by FedEx. After we answered his question, we could tell that he wanted a more personalized experience for the delivery and offered to have it hand-delivered by one of our associates. He lit up at the thought, and so off went one of our associates to New York City for the day to hand-deliver the gift.”
 
With several major accomplishments behind him, Scott looks forward to an even brighter future as Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. begins a new chapter in its legacy.

scott@feldmarwatch.com

Nancy Meller

Partner, 3rd Generation Family Member

A third generation family member, Nancy has seen Feldmar Watch Company evolve into the thriving luxury timepiece purveyor that it is today.

info@feldmarwatch.com

Jamie C. Hayes

Operations Manager

Jamie, whose first love had always been watches, worked at a local jewelry store that brought all of their repairs to Feldmar, coincidentally enough. Through this job, Jamie built a rapport with Sol and Scott and eventually, Sol offered Jamie a position to help run the business alongside his son. Jamie started in sales at Feldmar and became known as the self-titled, “Firefighter,” (a nickname used by Cartier) and is now the Operations Manager.

Jamie takes great pride in working at Feldmar: “I really love the people we help and the staff we have. I like helping a client hallmark an occasion with a great watch. We could tell several stories about our business moving heaven and earth to get a piece to meet a short deadline. It’s always a thrill to fly somewhere to deliver a piece only to return in time to finish working that day!”
 
In three words, Jamie would describe Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. as, “Unique, Great, and Fun.”

jamie@feldmarwatch.com

Susan Zakheim

Office Manager

Susan has worked in the luxury timepiece industry for most of her professional career and has been a part of Feldmar Watch Company since 2006.

susan@feldmarwatch.com