The Martin Jeweler's Story

Martin Jewelers provides the finest in Rolex timepieces, as well as certified diamonds, designer and classic jewelry. Martin Jewelers and Rolex share a rich history beginning with Howard Siegel who opened the store on October 2, 1945. Like his fellow returning servicemen, company founder Howard “Martin” Siegel was anxious to embrace civilian life, fulfilling his postponed hopes and dreams of owning a prestigious watch and jewelry store. His goal was to showcase the newest and finest timepieces, provide a one-to-one approach to customer service backed by certified expertise as well as commitment to the community and the enduring value of quality.

The Martin Jewelers Story - Our Rolex History

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In 1959, Martin Jewelers was honored to become an Official Rolex Jeweler. Starting a long-standing tradition for the best selection of luxury timepieces, Howard’s passion for watches and dedication to customer service has been continued by Ellen R. Ramer, Martin Jeweler’s owner since 1994. Our goal is to showcase the newest and finest Rolex watches and provide a memorable Rolex shopping experience while assisting our customers in the selection process.


As a 75-year-old business, we take pride in the decades of service and generations of families we’ve proudly served at Martin Jewelers. This dedication to our customers is the foundation of our trademark, “Your Personal Jeweler”. We are proud that our business standards are the foundation of our growth. We treat our customers as friends and employees as family. We value our many long-termed employees and our multi generations of customers. These two groups are the core of our business strength, and the interaction between our employees and our customers is very special.

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Martin Jewelers gives back to our community in a multitude of ways. Martin Jewelers, with the cooperation of Rolex Watch U.S.A., donated a Victorian Era clock as the centerpiece of the town square, Eastman Plaza. The clock has become a town landmark proudly showing the partnership between Martin Jewelers and Rolex Our corporate giving includes schools, churches, synagogues, hospitals, the fine arts and women and children in crisis. We have partnered with many charities and organizations, including Project Home of Cranford, Cranford PBA, Cranford Rotary and Cranford Chamber of Commerce. We are also honored to support the Township by sponsoring the tree lighting every holiday season.


We realize that our strength for the past 75 years has been our private and local ownership. Although we constantly strive to change and improve our organization, technology, structure, programs and merchandise, there is one thing at Martin Jewelers that will not change – Our independent ownership. Martin Jewelers is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Rolex trained watchmakers who are carefully selected for their uncompromising professionalism and expertise. We adhere to the Rolex Service protocol, designed to ensure that every timepiece leaving a Rolex workshop complies with its original functional and esthetic specifications. We are proud to be in Cranford and Union County and to serve the local communities.

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