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Michael Fossner

Details

Christie's
New York, NY
Toured In
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Phone
917-543-7617

Michael is a graduate gemologist and an accredited jewelry professional and the fifth generation of a family in the watch business. Growing up, Michael learned the trade in his father’s business, New York’s J & P Timepieces, while attending trade shows with his family.

He eventually became the company’s website and sales manager, focusing on e-commerce sales of high-end timepieces. Michael also has degrees in international business and marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in College Park. Following his studies, he served six months as an apprentice for a watch dealer in Switzerland.

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