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Bucherer Acquires Leeds & Son


Bucherer USA, which bought the Tourneau chain in 2018, has purchased Leeds & Son, a jewelry and watch retailer based in Palm Desert, Calif.

Leeds & Son was founded in 1947 by Edward and Eleanore Weiner. “Leeds” is a combination of the first two letters of their first names.

Son Terry took over the company in 1981, running it alongside sister Riki Stein. Current management will stay in place, Bucherer said.

In 2018, Bucherer bought four-store chain Baron & Leeds, which has stores in California and Hawaii. While it’s not clear what the exact relationship is between the two companies, Leeds & Son CEO, Terry Weiner, was one of the founders of Baron & Leeds.

The Leeds & Son store will change its name to Bucherer, as the Baron & Leeds stores  have.

Tourneau, which has said it’s also changing its name to Bucherer, has more than 34 retail locations in America. Last year, it revamped its 1888 TimeMachine flagship on Madison Avenue in New York City.

Top: The exterior of Bucherer’s revamped 1888 TimeMachine flagship in Manhattan (photo courtesy of Bucherer)

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By: Rob Bates

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