To pay homage to its founders, Smith & Bevill announced that it will offer a 10% discount to active members of the armed force.
August 19, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Prior to founding Smith's Jewelry in Beaverton, Or, Larry Smith trained as a watchmaker under the Civilian Conservation Corps as a high school student. When he went into the Army after high school he was promoted to Tech Sergeant while he was in boot camp because of his watch repair skills. And with those new stripes he was shipped to Europe during WWII to drive truck and repair watches in General George Patton's Division. He was there when Patton's army met the Russians in Austria.
In 1957 Larry founded the jewelry store where he worked as owner and watchmaker until he was joined by US Navy aircrew veteran Bill Bevill in 1974. They became partners in 1976 and the name was changed to Smith & Bevill Jewelers. They worked together until 1989 when Larry retired and sold his interest in the store. The two veterans and watchmakers became great friends and partners creating a business whose' foundation is based on integrity, excellence and a passion for precision.
"We are proud of our Dad's service", says Gina Bevill. "During his tour of duty in the Navy he was selected for special duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet for the recovery operation in the South Pacific of Apollo 11. Dad is very humbled to have been part of such an historic event. He especially enjoys showing the Original Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. The watch Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins wore on the moon in 1969. It is still available today as it was then."
"We feel it's important to give back to the men and women who serve our country. To honor our roots we are offering a 10% discount to active members of the military- just bring your ID. " says Bill.
Known for their superlative selection of fine jewelry and watches Smith & Bevill is the largest independent jewelry showroom in the Portland metro area. The elegant showroom houses the finest selection of designer jewelry as well as a state of art manufacturing facility, the only American Gem Society certified gem lab in Oregon, and complete watch repair facility.
"In a world of mass production and disposable jewelry we offer the extraordinary: handcrafted luxury, distinctive design and enduring elegance" says Bill Bevill. "Unlike other jewelry stores who outsource their work, we have a full staff of craftsmen able to bring the most complex design to life using the finest quality materials and state of the art equipment. Our staff of master watchmakers provide service and restoration to most fine timepieces modern and historical."
About Smith & Bevill Jewelers
Smith & Bevill is an independent, family owned jewelry store in Beaverton Oregon. The 56-year-old company is housed in a beautiful 7000 square foot showroom and manufacturing facility.
Smith & Bevill is located at 9875 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway Beaverton, Or 97005
They can be found at www.smithandbevill.com and on Facebook.
# # # #