Nestled between a wide range of businesses close to the junction of Pattaya Klang and Second Road, is this specialised watch, optical and repair shop. It is surrounded by goldsmiths, barbers, beauty salons, restaurants and convenience stores. You are close enough to Pattaya beach to smell the sea air and Soi Buakhao is not to far away.
The shop is owned by Nook, who moved to Pattaya in 1997 from Udon Thani, close to the border with Laos. This current shop opened in 2016 but he operated another venture for ten years nearby, offering similar services.
At the front of the shop is an external repair centre, where Nook cleverly and patiently repairs watches or fits new straps amongst other small tasks. There is a corridor with glass displays on either side, before you reach the main door. Step inside and you are presented with the optical side of the business.
There are displays feature a range of gents, ladies and children’s watches all nicely boxed for presentation. To the other side, you will find a large selection of watch straps, which Nook will happily fit for you.
He offers analogue and digital timepieces in a variety of shapes and colours, fancy and plain, so there is a watch there that will suit most people’s tastes.
Within the optical side, he has a good variety of frames, once again with a diverse range of styles and colours. Not only that, he can test your eyes and produce the lenses on sight, cutting them to fit the frame of your choice.
He has literally hundreds of frames to select from.
Broke your glasses and need a new lens or frame? Simply pop in and speak to Nook, who will be able to assist you. If you have a faulty watch or clock or in need of a new strap, again, this shop is the ideal place to visit.
He can strip your watch down to reveal the internal workings, clean and repair, before returning as new. Maybe your watch requires a new battery, once again, it’s simply a case of asking and it shall be done.
Nook is a hard working solo trader, who has the skills in watch repairs, eye testing and lens cutting. He is a dedicated man, whose only goal is to serve his customers and provide an excellent service.
Most of us have a watch that sits in a drawer and doesn’t work, either because its internal workings are dirty or faulty or maybe it requires a new face or a simply battery replacement carried out. Take it here and have the problem fixed in no time at all.
If you need spectacles, pop in for an eye test, select your frames and have them fitted by Nook. He is a very approachable person and eager to satisfy his clientele.