Aaron Faber was founded in 1974 by Edward Faber as a showcase for artist-made jewelry for which the gallery is world-famous. He began adding 20th century estate jewelry to complement the contemporary work and then, in 1980, Edward Faber began collecting and presenting vintage watches and timepieces. Now this personal passion has grown into a formidable part of the gallery's design collection. 

Edward Faber is the author of “American Wristwatches: Five Decades of Style and Design”, now in its third printing and the definitive text on collecting American vintage watches.


In the "Best of New York¨, New York Magazine noted, "He's a picky curator with a critical eye, and his shop's 1000-or-so offerings range from incredible one-of-a-kind pieces to a huge stash of sought-after brands." GQ notes about Faber’s collection, “They're vintage hunters who can find that pristine Omega Ranchero; the watches are impeccable; you can try everything out in-store.”

Edward is a founding member of the International Watch and Jewelry Guild, a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and a member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians and Jewelers of America. He is a frequent lecturer on the history and value of timepieces and jewelry, with appearances on the Today show; he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, numerous watch magazines, GQ’s annual Men’s Style issue, Cigar Aficionado, Departures , Forbes Magazine online and in diverse blogs relating to the field of watch collecting.