Hess Fine Art

Fine Art, Auction, Watch and Antique Experts Since 1984.
1131 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (map)
(727) 896-0622 | 1-800-922-4377
Mon - Fri:10am - 6pm EST
Sat:10am - 3pm EST
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What it's Worth



Sometimes “value” is not measured in dollars. We are buyers and sellers, yes – but we are also historians. We investigate everything that we buy – especially those things that are valuable historically as well as monetarily.


Recently a direct descendent of William Rodgers, a noted early American of the Colonel Rodgers family, asked to meet me at his home to buy and appraise some artifacts. It was a historical treasure trove of early American silver, miniature paintings on ivory, Revolutionary War militaria and much more. We were successful in placing all of his valuable items in...

Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything). I Am Jeffrey Hess, President and CEO of Ball Watch USA. AMA (self.Watches). Feel free to ask me anything concerning watches, vintage or modern, Especially Ball.

Welcome back to an original aBlogtoWatch feature, "My First Grail Watch". In this series, we ask prominent people in the watch industry about the first timepiece that they lusted after.

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March/April 2000

An Interview with Richard Arbib
By: Jeffrey P. Hess

It was a puzzle. It was 1987 and no one seemed to know who designed the hottest collectible watch of the era, the 1950s-made Hamilton Electric series...

ST. PETERSBURG — Two longtime local retailers have bought another retail landmark. Jeffrey and Katrina Hess, owners of Old Northeast Jewelers and Hess Fine Art for 27 years, recently acquired the 33-year-old Patty and Friends Antique Mall.

"It's our plan to make Patty and Friends part of our family business and keep everything intact," said Jeffrey Hess. "We are keeping the name....

Icon and challenger: Rolex and Panerai By Victoria Gomelsky Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Print

What started as a love of vintage watches and the history that propels them turned into a mission of sorts for Jeffrey Hess, North American distributor of Ball Watches and Mühle-Glashütte, CEO of Hess Fine Art and Old Northeast Jewelers, and avid collector.