Our History

WHO WE ARE

Finest Watches since 1966

At J. Farren Price, we’ve been offering Adelaide our premium selection of internationally renowned timepieces, together with our unequalled customer service, for over 50 years.

J. Farren Price is the home of Adelaide’s most prestigious watch brands including Rolex, Tudor, Omega, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC. Discover the range at our Adelaide Arcade showroom.

It’s our aim to dedicate all of our experience and knowledge to every purchase. We want every customer to leave our store with a timepiece that compliments their individuality to perfection. A watch that will feel a part of them for life.

Our History

Our wealth of knowledge and expertise in luxury watch brands has been earned over 3 generations, as have our partnerships with some the world’s most exclusive watch manufacturers.

1960 -
70’s

February 1966

Having gained 26-years’ experience in the Adelaide watchmaking industry, Wallace Davison decides to share his expertise, and purchases J. Farren Price, in Gawler Place.

1966

J. Farren Price builds a reputation, servicing the iconic scoreboard clock at the Adelaide Oval as well as the S.A. Government House clock.

1968

Wallace’s son, Greg Davison, joins J. Farren Price as an apprentice watchmaker.

1970

J. Farren Price moves into new premises in the Regent Arcade in the heart of Rundle Mall.

1980 -
90’s

1986

Wallace Davison hands the ownership of J. Farren Price to the next generation, his son Gregory.

1988

J. Farren Price add luxury Swiss brand Omega to its ever-growing portfolio of premium timepieces.

1990

The J. Farren Price store found a new home when it moved into its first Adelaide Arcade store.

2000 -
10’s

2001

J. Farren Price moves to more prominent position within the Adelaide Arcade.

2004

J. Farren Price join the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers.

2014

Michael Timson joins the company as Boutique Manager.

2016

Three new premium brands are added to our prestigious portfolio: Cartier, IWC and Jaegar-LeCoultre.

2020 -
pres.

Recent years have seen ever-growing interest in our prestige timepieces and old-fashioned expert service. As a result our business has continued to grow.

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