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The Family Business - three generations...

About the Owner

Matthew Stohlman

The Watch Pocket Jewelers is a family owned and operated business since 1970.

Matt was born and raised in Montgomery County and is very happy to carry on the family business. He is happily married, since 1997, he and his wife Cathy are blessed with a beautiful daughter.

The Watch Pocket was established by John F. Stohlman Sr., in March of 1970, Matthew’s father, and located at the front of the Woodmoor Shopping Center in the “Four Corners” area of Silver Spring. The original site was a small, only 119 square foot storefront that is now part of the Chipotle restaurant.

John graduated from St. Peter’s Horology School of Watchmaking in Washington, D.C. in the mid-1950’s. Matt began working with his father in 1981. He learned everything about clocks and watches, goldsmithing, and jewelry design, while working under his father.

He loves working in the family business and credits his father for all that he learned, about business and life. In 1992, Matt’s Dad moved to Southern Maryland and opened a second jewelry store, so Matt ran the Silver Spring location independently, in consultation with his father. In 1999, Matt moved to the back of the Woodmoor Shopping Center, where it is currently located.

Matt specializes in watches and clocks and "works on anything that goes tick-tock!"

Matt is looking forward to celebrating The Watch Pocket’s 50th Anniversary in 2020!


Our Customers Like Our Work

  • Just got my old clock back. Owner is very kind and accommodating. He allowed me to stretch my payments, explained everything including parts. He has earned my trust. If you value your broken clock...this is place to go. He says, I work with you. My clock was there several months. I love it and it's working great!!! Highly recommend.

    Roy C - Silver Spring, MD
    January 2019
  • Great selection of vintage timepieces at good prices. I bought one that is running flawlessly. Have had them repair/service a couple of other Swiss modern time pieces. Very satisfied with those too. I also like the fact they are a family business and they treat you with respect. Highly recommended.

    Jose S. - Silver Spring, MD
    February 2019
  • I stopped in here to get my grandfather’s 50 year old pocket watch working again. I was in-and-out after 10 minutes. The staff is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions with ease. This is my go-to store for all things related to clocks/pocket watches. I highly recommend this family run store. The father and son team know what they are doing.

    C. P.- Gaithersburg, MD
    February 2018

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