HOMEGROWN: Scott’s Watch and Jewelry

Thomas Scott of Scott’s Watch and Repair replaces a watch battery for a customer Wednesday afternoon in his shop at 425 N. Gloster in Tupelo. (Lauren Wood)

Thomas Scott of Scott’s Watch and Repair replaces a watch battery for a customer
Wednesday afternoon in his shop at 425 N. Gloster in Tupelo. (Lauren Wood)

TUPELO – Thomas Scott has been in the jewelry business since he was 15, and he’s been repairing watches for 41 years.

“I’d like to do this as long as I can, because I really enjoy it,” he said.

Scott got his start at Riley’s Jewelry store, where he helped with engraving. At age 20, he started repairing watches.

After working for Wayne Hunter at Way-Fil for 20-plus years, he struck out on his own.

Today, his store is at his second location. The first was on West Main Street, but a couple of years ago he went to work for a national retailer. It didn’t take long to discover he liked being his own boss with his own shop, and reopened his watch and jewelry store on North Gloster Street.

“I like the freedom of working my own hours and being able to come and go as I please,” he said, noting that he has a daughter at Delta State, whom he can visit at anytime.

While repairing watches and clocks make up the bulk of his business, Scott also sells Bulova and Seiko watches and jewelry. He also carries Mississippi State and Ole Miss watches.

And he’s not limited to repairing only timepieces – Scott repairs jewelry, too.

Repairs on watches and jewelry can take a few minutes, a few hours or a few days, depending on what needs to be done.

OWNER: Thomas Scott

EST.: 1996

EMPLOYEES: 1

ADDRESS: 425 N. Gloster St., Tupelo

PHONE: (662) 842-8298

HOURS: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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