Swiss Stores Ltd. Time-honored tradition of excellence and dedication. Exquisite selection of European and international jewelry as well as collection of handcrafted jewelry from its workshops in Kingston. Rolex and Omega dealer for 70 years. Swiss watches available.
Swiss Stores Ltd.
107 Harbour Street
Kingston, Jamaica W.I.
Phone: (876) 922-8050-4 / Fax: (876) 922-8403
Around 1932, Rudolf Wäckerlin, a Swiss-born rum merchant living in Jamaica, travelled regularly by train through Switzerland trying to sell rum for his company, Rum Basel – more popularly known under the name Coruba. On one of these many train trips through Switzerland, Mr. Wäckerlin happened to be seated across from a business man named Hans Wilsdorf, who was also travelling through Switzerland trying to sell Rolex watches. Hans Wilsdorf was able to convince Rudolf Wäckerlin to take a couple of his Rolex watches back to Jamaica and try to sell them there.