Employee Pick

Today’s pick is from Kym at our Harbison location. She chose the cool collection of Fossil Watches!

Why did you choose Fossil? – Fossil is my favorite brand of watches. They have so many different styles for different outfits! They have a retro yet vintage style about them, that makes them unique as compared to other watch companies.

Tell us a little about the Fossil Company –  It’s an interesting story how the company got it’s name… the two men that founded the company, are two brothers, and they decided to call the company Fossil because it’s their dad’s nickname! Not only do they make watches, they also make sunglasses, handbags, charms, clothing, and accessories!

Does Fossil come with a warranty? – The company offers a 11 year warranty on coverage of their watches. It covers against defects in material or workmanship one year from the date of purchase. A valid sales receipt must be presented to show the product was puchased within the warranty period.

Anything else that people would like to know about Fossil? – Here’s another interesting fact about the company. One of the owners of the company, was formerly a ticket scalper. “I didn’t want to be a 30-year-old ticket scalper,” Kartsotis confided to Forbes a decade after founding the business that would launch him toward fame and wealth. The inspiration that led Kartsotis into his second business venture came from a suggestion by his older brother, Kosta Kartsotis, a merchandising executive at Sanger Harris, a large, Dallas-based department store chain. Kosta told Tom about the large profits that could be made from importing retail goods made in the Far East, particularly the money that could be made in importing moderately-priced fashion watches. At the time of Kosta Kartsotis’ suggestion, Swiss-based Swatch watches were the rage of the day, enjoying international popularity as trendy fashionable timepieces. Tom Kartsotis was intrigued enough by his brother’s comments to withdraw his savings and sell his half of the ticket brokerage business, which gave the young entrepreneur $200,000 to start his new business. [Source: History of Fossil]

Thanks Kym! To see our collection of Fossil watches, click here.

Blog post by ~ Jelene

About Jewelry Warehouse

Jewelry Warehouse is a locally owned jewelry store that has 2 locations located in Columbia SC. We have been voted best jewelry store by the State newspaper – the largest paper in SC, for 22 years in a row. Originally founded in 1969, George Satterfield started the Jewelry Warehouse. It was his vision to always get quality jewelry but to price lower than traditional jewelry stores. After 40 years his vision has continued even after his death in 2005. With the growth and development of the internet, the plan is stronger than ever as not only does The Jewelry Warehouse still offer the best price and quality in SC, it now has the best pricing in the United States! People from California to New York now can get jewelry that is sold in the cities for significantly more, at South Carolina pricing. With a satisfaction Guarantee, buying from Jewelry Warehouse gives people everywhere a risk free opportunity to try us and save on quality merchandise.
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