About Us

Hess Fine Art

Owned and headed by Mr. Jeffrey P Hess, Hess Fine Art is one of the top buyers in the US, buying millions of dollars worth of watches, jewelry, diamonds, coins, collectibles, art, antiques, furniture, and vintage technology. We have the most experienced and educated staff in Florida, and pay the most as we can identify your items more accurately

Hess Fine Auctions

Hess Fine Auctions buys and sells many prestigious watch collections, including Rolex, Roger Dubuis, Blancpain, Hamilton, Ball, Fortis, and more.

Mrs. Katrina Hess is Chief of Operations for Hess Fine Auctions and one of three GIA Graduate Gemologists on staff. She brings to the company many years of expertise in gemstones and other jewels. Her staff lecture audiences have included the American and International Society of Appraisers, JCK at the request of eBay, the Florida Auctioneers Association, and the National Auctioneers Association.

Professional Affiliations

We are members of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC), the International Watch & Jewelry Guild (IWJG), American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI), Better Business Bureau (BBB), and The Diamond Club. We are founding members of the International Jewelry Guild and the Tampa Bay Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Alumni Association. We have been asked to speak at JCK by eBay and at both the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).

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We buy and sell millions of dollars worth of items every year.

National Publications

“As to Rolex, “the true aficionado knows that it makes what is pretty much an indestructible watch,” says Jeffrey Hess”

– FORBES Magazine

“Mr. Hess wrote the “authoritative Rolex history””

– Esquire Magazine

“Mr. Hess is WIS like the rest of us and is a leading authority on Rolex watches, particularly historical models”

– Watchuseek

“His [Mr. Hess] knowledge of historic timepieces is so deep-rooted that he — literally — wrote the book”

– Watchpro

“With his multi-faceted approach, Hess offers a unique perspective compared to the typical industry executive”

– Watchtime Magazine

“Jeff Hess is one of the world’s foremost experts on luxury timepieces”

– Bay Magazine

“Hess has “a reputation as an expert in watches and timepieces”

– Tampa Bay Magazine

“Hess is a “vintage watch expert”

– Quill & Pad

“Dowling and Hess are quite possibly two of the most knowledgeable Rolex experts of our time, and it shows.”

– Gear Patrol

“Hess has an earned reputation as a jeweler, watch expert and author”

– Souther jewelry News

“With expertise in diamonds, colored stones, signed jewelry and watches, Jeffrey Hess brings an extremely informative presentation about buying”

– Polygon Jewelers Group

“On big brands rush to mimic smart watches “I think it’s a huge over reaction, said Jeffrey Hess, There are a lot of watch brands that are afraid to not be on the boat.”

– New York Business Journal

“Everybody is afraid of Rolex, but the true aficionado knows that it makes what is pretty much an indestructible watch,” says Jeffrey Hess.”

– FORBES Magazine

“Hess says vintage Rolex is an “essential precision tool for professionals and … a “highly prized luxury collectible”

– Business Insider Magazine

“THRILLED to have my 41 year old watch back. Given to me by original manager/dear friend Bill Aucoin. Just restored by @watchdude Jeff Hess”

– Paul Stanley – KISS Twitter

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