Watch Repair in Grand Central Station, Watch the Clock ~ Watch the People

Ron Gordon Watches is minutes from the landmark Grand Central Station, Midtown Manhattan, NYC

October 10, 2012.  We are just minutes from Grand Central Station, a five minute walk down 42nd Street and then Park Avenue to our shop, at 280 Madison Avenue. Grand Central is one of my favorite places in New York City, not just because it’s beautiful, and not just because it’s busy but because it has one of the most amazing time pieces in New York, the justifiably famous clock made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company. If you are looking for watch repair near Grand Central, we are just minutes away – and we repair the major luxury watch brands – Baume Mercier, Breitling, Citizen, Hamilton, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Movado, Omega, Rado, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Tissot, Swiss Watch (all brands) – all near Grand Central Station. But beyond just looking for watch repair in or near Grand Central station, take a moment and marvel at this amazing building in Midtown Manhattan, NYC, and the amazing time piece that dominates its center.

History of Grand Central Station

Every day more than 750,000 people pass through Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, and these travelers’ most popular meeting point is beneath a famous clock made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company that has been in the station since it first opened in the early 20th century. The Seth Thomas Clock Company was one of the most prolific and long lived American clock manufactures. The clock’s four faces are made from opal, and the remainder of the clock is made of brass. The pagoda that the clock rests on is made from marble and brass, and a hidden spiral staircase is inside of it that can take people to the terminal’s lower level.

The Secret Passages Under Grand Central Terminal

Underneath Grand Central Terminal, there are secret networks of underground tracks, steam-pipe tunnels, and storage areas. Hidden in these underground depths is a train platform with a secret entrance and an elevator straight up to the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. President Franklin D. Roosevelt reportedly used this as his private entry into New York City – a way to get from his train to the hotel without being bothered by reporters. Unfortunately, you can’t currently see this secret passage for yourself. The door to the secret elevator is welded shut.

Chandeliers: Big, Beautiful and Real Gold!

Look up and around! There are beautiful melonshaped chandeliers on both sides of the Main Concourse and several more in Vanderbilt Hall. They were always thought to have been bronze but they had been covered with dirt for many years. The chandeliers were taken down and cleaned. Remarkably, with just one cleaning the glistening gold was revealed.

Watch Repair in or near Grand Central Station

So, in sum, before you find Ron Gordon Watch Repair just minutes from Grand Central, I want you to take a moment, pause, and admire the Seth Thomas Clock Company clock. It’s a marvel of its time, and a thing of beauty just as today’s luxury watches made by Baume Mercier, Breitling, Citizen, Hamilton, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Movado, Omega, Rado, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Tissot, Swiss Watch (all brands) are also things of beauty that – like the the Seth Thomas Clock – need the occasional watch repair near Grand Central just to stay tip-top.


About Ron Gordon Watch Repair

Ron Gordon Watch Repair is located at 280 Madison Ave, Ste. 510, New York, NY 10016.  We provide watch repair services throughout New York City, Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan, Downtown and the boroughs of New York, NY. Read our Google Places, Insider Pages, and City Search Reviews, online.