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Date added: 15/06/2020 John Pass Jewellers are now open

Date added: 29/05/2020 Our watch buyer’s top three Omega Watches


OUR TOP 3 FAVOURITE OMEGA WATCHES

Even before becoming the watch buyer for John Pass, Steve Treweeks

has always had a passion for Omega watches. Below Steve picks three of his all-time top 3 Omega watches.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M


Models from Omega’s iconic Seamaster collection, with their diver-ready aesthetics and bold yet
practical rotating bezels, are quite frankly some of the most handsome iterations from the Swiss
brand’s catalogue – none more so than those from the Diver 300M line.
The water-friendly and ready-for-action Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ref O210.30.42.20.04.001 is
one of my favourites and for good reason. Not only is it suitable for professional and recreational
diving thanks to a helium escape valve and impressive 300-meter water resistance, but it’s also
perfect for sailing, surfing, snorkelling, or kayaking courtesy of a rugged stainless steel casing.
The fact that the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M watch is presented on a rugged stainless steel
bracelet makes it perfect for pairing with smart attire too, plus its 55-hour power reserve is perfect
for delivering uncompromised accuracy, even on those occasions when you wish to alternate it with
another Omega favourite.

Omega Apollo 8 ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Speedmaster


Just like the Seamaster range, there’s a vast array of different models to choose from within
Omega’s Speedmaster collection, but one of my favourites must be the Omega Apollo 8 ‘Dark Side of
the Moon’ Speedmaster ref O311.92.44.30.01.001.
If there’s one watch you associate with Omega, it’s the Speedmaster. It went down in history as
being the first watch to accompany mankind to the moon for the first ever time in 1969. There’s just
something extra special about the Apollo 8 “Dark Side of the Moon” Speedmaster, however.
Instantly recognisable by its zesty yellow accents placed against a stealthy black backdrop,
chronograph lovers go wild for it and it’s not hard to see why. The solid ceramic case and
skeletonised dial are just stunning.
A highlight for me is the watch’s beautifully engraved caseback bearing the words; “APOLLO 8, DEC
1968”, “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON”, and astronaut Jim Lovell’s historic words “WE’LL SEE YOU ON
THE OTHER SIDE”. It instantly reminds you of the history behind the watch.

Omega De Ville Trésor in Red, model O428.18.36.60.04.002


The third and final Omega watch to make my favourites list is a lady’s watch from the brand’s dress
range. The simplicity of this quartz-powered Omega De Ville Trésor in Red, model
O428.18.36.60.04.002 makes it a universally appealing timepiece for wearing to any occasion.
Loved by so many, you can see why all the finest elements of the De Ville watch are so desired
amongst women who enjoy the finer things in life. Everything about this model communicates
finesse and elegance – the clean lines, the flow of the diamonds around the case, the crisp open
face. It demonstrates perfectly that the beauty of a watch is not solely down to the sophistication of
its movement alone.
I hope you’ve enjoyed delving into the finer details of my top three favourite Omega watches. All
three timepieces can be found on our website along with all the details you’ll need to know before
securing one for your own collection!

Date added: 21/05/2020 Our History

Helping customers choose an exquisite piece of jewellery or a luxury watch from our collections here at John Pass Jewellers is important to us, but so is our heritage. For over seven decades John Pass Jewellers has been going from strength to strength. We’ve put ourselves on the map for stocking some of the world’s most prestigious watch brands in our stores located in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire area.

It all started 70 years ago when John Pass Senior founded the company. His vision to explore his passion for antique clocks and watches paved the way for what would become the go-to place to get your beloved timepiece fixed or serviced. Fast-forward a few more years and John Pass Senior and his wife began forging their way to success, stocking a range of innovative jewellery designs and refining that all-important personalised shopping experience for each customer. It was, however, up to John Pass Junior to continue nurturing the trusting relationships that his father had worked so hard to develop with devoted customers when he came to take over the business some years later.

One of the biggest milestones in the John Pass story harkens back to 1970 when we became official Rolex stockists. Combining our own family heritage in watchmaking (which can be traced back to the late 1800s) and Rolex’s meticulous and unwavering dedication to manufacturing perfect horological creations – both our company values and those of Rolex are synonymous with one another. We’re now into our third generation of ownership. Andrew Pass has continued to adapt to the rise in demand for high-end names like Rolex, TAG Heuer and Omega, as well as premium jewellery brands like Thomas Sabo, Clogau and Pandora. In 2013 the Rolex agency moved from the Nantwich Road store in Crewe to John Pass’ Newcastle-under-Lyme high street showroom and became a flagship Rolex store. Our beautiful grade II listed building tips its hat to the values we endeavour to maintain as a traditional family-run business. As well as bringing authentic Swiss watchmaking into our breath-taking showroom, our Newcastle-Under-Lyme store is still a place you can visit to seek expert advice on your watch. Today our team of experts, watch technicians and sales advisors encompass those same family values that created the foundations of John Pass over 70 years ago. A unique and personalised service ensures generations of families continue to seek our friendly service for the purchase of anniversary and birthday gifts, as well as keepsakes that mark a special milestone in life.


Having a thriving e-commerce watch and jewellery platform to showcase some of our favourite brands and our finest designs enable us as a company to refine the shopping experience for each of our valued customers. Our original Cheshire boutique based in Crewe is the perfect place to find a unique sought- after gift for a loved one, but it’s also a place for your to pop your well-loved timepiece into our repair centre or leave your favourite pieces of jewellery in safe hands with us for a clean and polish. Our Crewe-based John Pass Jewellery store also offers a unique Omega watch shop-in-shop experience, as well as a place to try an array of Longines, Tissot and TAG Heuer watches on the wrist. Loyalty and trust beat at the heart of our company. So, whether you’re wanting to explore our comprehensive selection of watch brands, or need a little help choosing the perfect engagement ring for your love one, you’re sure to enjoy a unique and memorable service with our friendly team here at John Pass. You can take a look at our full luxury watch and fine jewellery catalogue here to get you started.

Date added: 22/03/2020 March 22nd Update

Dear Customers and Friends,

In this ever changing situation we all find ourselves facing we wanted to let you know of the ways we can help you.

At the moment we are still open as usual and we are following all government guidelines on hygiene and social distancing. Customer and staff welfare remains our top priority. We are however anticipating a Government Enforced closure of non-essential retail to be “a when rather than an if’. This would mean that we simply won’t be allowed to serve you face to face for a given amount of time.

Therefore, if you have any completed watch or jewellery repairs with us that you may need in the next few weeks or even months we would like to invite you into store as soon as you can to collect them, in case we have to close temporarily. If we are storing any new purchases on your behalf for a special occasion in the future, once again we would like to encourage you to come and collect them soon too.

If you are already self-isolating because you are a vulnerable member of our community we are still able to reach out to help and support you at the moment! Please do not hesitate to contact either of our stores via the below details.

Crewe - Monday to Saturday 9am until 5pm

01270 250661 or 01270 214157

sales@johnpass.co.uk

Newcastle under Lyme Monday to Saturday 9am until 5pm

01782 631076

newcastle@johnpass.co.uk

To remain up to date on any developments please refer to www.johnpass.co.uk or our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Wishing you all the very best in these unprecedented times.

Andrew and The John Pass Team