Dear Janna & Tim,
What a unique journey and relationship we have experienced with you. From a very remarkable one of a kind engagement ring for an even more remarkable "Jewel" of a love story, such as ours~to a classic pearl necklace. We are grateful and pleased to work with you on these personal pieces. They are stunning and one day will be handed down to our children and our children's children.
Cate & Rick
March 5th, 2020
Hi Tim—
I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for hosting our unannounced, impromptu visit to Passion Fine Jewelry on Tuesday!  It was great to meet you and Janna and see and learn about some great independent watches and watchmakers.  It was also cool to hear the stories about the Habring visit and see some of their newer pieces.  And thanks for cleaning Jo Ann’s rings as well!
I’m also glad I could meet one of the people behind the beautiful Habring2 Doppel3 I purchased, a truly treasured part of my collection!  I’m so happy with it and it always makes me smile.  Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of that limited edition!
Looking forward, I’m definitely interested in your next Habring2 collaboration piece based on the Erwin.  Would it be possible to earmark #3 for me to match the number on my other limited edition?  I’ll look forward to seeing images as the design becomes more real.
I’m also very intrigued by the Laine watches and the artistry of the dial and the movement at a very approachable price point.  Not sure I’m ready to do anything here, but it is certainly percolating.
All in all, a very enjoyable visit and so glad we were able to make a personal connection at long last!
Looking forward to many more interesting conversations. :-)
All my best,
Oct 20th, 2019


Hi Janna!!  

Thank you for the anniversary wishes!!  I apologize for the late response, hope you enjoyed the holidays & had some time to relax with your family!! We had a nice anniversary, took a walk on the beach & enjoyed our special bottle of champagne from you!! Thanks so much!

I wanted to share a few pics with you & say THANK YOU again for my rings!!  I absolutely LOVE them & they just make me smile!!    

Hope to see you soon (WOW what a difference it makes when they are freshly cleaned!!)

Happy 2018!!

Kim & Dan

Jan 5th, 2018


Tim, the watch is fantastic. Beautiful finishing on the movement and the movement is overall amazing. Dial is better looking in person, like the applied numerals and markers. I think its so cool that a high horology movement can be done at this price. What a great use of a 7750! Think I will do something crazy and put this on a rubber strap.

Chris A.

June 1st, 2016


LOVE LOVE LOVE my diamond bangles. EXACTLY what i envisioned and wanted!

You da best! thank you! Total surprise!! was wondering why you hadn’t called me lately about it! LOL!


Heather S.

May 17th, 2016


The piece arrived. It's a beautifully simple little machine that I hope to wear for years. Thanks too for the extra strap. 

I'll be sure to share the Habring story as well as that of Passion Fine as friends or colleagues see the watch in the days ahead. 

Best to you and Janna!

Frank Z.

March 24th, 2016


Janna & Tim,

Thank you both for the lovely gift basket. That was a wonderful and completely unnecessary surprise, and we definitely appreciate it.

More importantly, though, thank you both for all your help with our purchases this year. Your expertise, flexibility, and patience has been nothing short of amazing. We've both learned an incredible amount about watches and jewelry, helping ensure we end up with just the right pieces. We are genuinely thrilled with all our purchases and look forward to many more in the years to come.

Thank you again for being such wonderful people. We're so happy to have found you both!

Best Wishes for a happy & healthy 2016


Dec 18th, 2015


I sent a one word text yesterday, but as I’ve not texted you before, I don’t know whether you received it, beautiful.
I am pleased.  I was going to ask several redundant questions—invoice, price, dial material, etc.—but I was able to refresh my aging memory from our email chain.  I knew there was a reason I like the written word.  And, although it sounds absurd (shows how deeply down the collecting rabbit hole I’ve fallen): now that I have the Heinrich in hand, well is seems rather a good bargain for the price.  Shush! Don’t tell my watch guy, he might need future funds… I’ve still got to take some pictures (the setup is always a chore) for my records.  But making the requisite entry in to my tracking database reminded me of what a good decision this was.  May have to provide it with a brother…but not yet.
Again, thank you for letting me become a part of this world.


Aug 14th, 2015


Tim Jackson has been great to work with. You won’t find anyone more knowledgeable and approachable about independent horology. The Lange & Heyne and McGonigle are more impressive and breath-taking than I would have thought possible. I look forward eagerly to the next opportunity to work with Tim.

Feb 20th, 2015


Hi Tim,
Banu arrived my office for two days as I am outstation travelling. Finally I have the chance to hold its, feel its and fully appreciate the masterpiece of McGonigle.
What I can say is totally speechless & is not words that I can describe how beautiful this masterpiece created by McGonigle. Absolutely stunning gorgeous.
Again, Tim thanks for all your efforts & giving me all this opportunities to own one of the best of the best masterpiece.

Jan 22nd, 2015


She was BLOWN AWAY!  You freaking killed it!  Thanks so much. It is truly unique and gorgeous.

Glenn C.

Nov 25th, 2014


Hey Tim,
Well we are finally back in town from the UK and i am an engaged man!  Dana was absolutely surprised and stunned, and could not believe the ring.  She did not believe it was her grandmas stone at first because of how incredible it looked.  The way it was shining and she thought it just looked so much bigger since it was set so well by you.  She was just so shocked at everything and said the ring was perfect.  So i wanted to thank you again for all the work and help with everything.  I am so pleased with how everything turned out.  I'm sure we will stop by sometime next week because i know Dana wanted to come by and chat to you a little.  And of course we will be doing our bands with you also!
thanks again and hope your family trip went well,


Aug 10th, 2013


Look how gorgeous on my hand!
This stunning timepieces now landed in Sarawak, Borneo (land of hornbill).
The sizes matching my wrist perfectly!
Look at those sparkling shinning SS body & bezel with super finishing is just amazing!
I Love It.



Feb 8th, 2013


Thank you for the follow up.  I can’t even describe how wonderful the Serpent Calendar from Peter is.  I continue to admire the overall look of the watch (the dial, the case, the blue steel hands).  Truly amazing!  It is clearly the centerpiece of my five piece collection.  The fact that I could meet with Peter to discuss watches and other various topics makes it so special!  I did some browsing in Las Vegas and I can honestly say that the Serpent Calendar was head and shoulders above the hundreds of other watches I looked at.  It simply confirmed that I made the correct decision to work with you and Peter now and in the future.
I would very much enjoy meeting you in person sometime in your store sometime in 2013 to become more informed of other independent watchmakers.  Perhaps I can coordinate a visit when you are hosting another fine independent.  Having only begun my interest in watches earlier this year, I find myself being most attracted to the independent watchmakers.  The watches that you currently show on your website are among my favorites to view.
I had mentioned to Peter that I was interested in a deployant buckle and he said he was working on one that may be ready by next year.  If you hear that he has completed that project, please let me know and we can coordinate the purchase.
Again, thank you so much for all of the help.  It has truly been a pleasure working with you!
Nov 10, 2012 


In the world of fine watches where most retailers play it safe by offering up big luxury brands, such as Rolex and Jaeger-Le Coultre, it takes a certain passion - not to mention courage - to go against the grain, discover and offer unique pieces made by watchmakers most people have never heard of.  I was recently introduced to "The Independents" by my friend, Tim Jackson.   Ever since our first meeting when I saw the Habring2 Foudroyante that Tim's wife, Janna, was wearing, I knew my thinking about watch collecting was going to shift.  Their knowledge about this small and exciting group of horologists is unparalleled, and working closely with the manufacturers they represent to ensure clients achieve the perfect fit is their passion!  

From exquisitely crafted, independently-made wristwatches to custom-made, one-of-a-kind diamond rings, if you are looking something truly special Tim and Janna are the people to see!  Appropriately named: "Passion Fine Jewelry".

My name is Scott Goldman and I approved this message!

October  8th, 2012




'I am head over heels with my new Sarpaneva K3 Northern Stars. It's an absolute masterpiece.  Dress or casual, this watch is a stunner ... Like nothing else on Earth or even perhaps the Moon.  Sarpaneva's creativity and craftsmanship are second to none, and being able to order a truly bespoke timepiece from an independent watchmaker, at a price a normal person can afford -- and from Finland! -- is a real privilege and pleasure.  What's more, Tim's passion for the craft and affection for 'his' watchmakers are infectious and make the buying and waiting all the more fun.'

Doug W.
July 8th, 2012


Just opened the envelope I had dropped into my purse. Loved your card, my friend, and so thoughtful of you  to give us a gift card to Sbicca's. It used to be one of our favorite restaurants when we lived in North County. I'm sure we will enjoy it after one of our visits to Passion! Your store name reminds me of you! It is your "passion" to put huge smiles in your customer's faces!

Thank you again, my friend!

June 9, 2012






Janna is a no nonsense expert in quality jewelry. You can find nothing as fine as what her store offers anywhere else in San Diego. I have always enjoyed doing business with her and am proud to wear all the jewelry I have bought from her.

Cynthia G.
May 22, 2012


Sitting in my bedroom reading a newspaper, what do I hear?  footsteps in the back yard.  thinking it odd that the construction workers have come on a saturday, I look up.  What do I see, the fedex guy walking through my garden, delivering the watch:

Which I like a lot and has exceeded my belief in its execution.  please note: all future deliveries now have to be made to my bedroom.
 Thanks for getting this habring for me.

Dr. A.
May 22, 2012


“Tim is one of the most knowledgeable horologists I've ever known, and is of the highest integrity. I have relied on his recommendations in purchasing and selling fine watches from independent watchmakers, who make very few pieces, and not only has he been right, his suggestions have been creative and resulted in better deals for me. Tim works with his wife Janna, who is an incredible creator and sales person for fine jewelry sales. They provide any service someone looking for fine jewelry (and high-end watches are jewelry) could find. Moreover, their salon is unique and they frequently have as dinner guests (to which they invite their clients) some of the watchmakers/jewelers with whom they deal, which gives the clients an opportunity to meet (and in my case actually continue to communicate with) the people who make the products the clients buy. Tim and Janna are great people and terrific to deal with. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for watches and jewelry of the highest quality.” 
Steve B.
April 13, 2012



There is "above and beyond" and then there is Tim hand delivering a watch to me in London Heathrow on Christmas Eve. Beat that! A great guy who I warmed to immediately, and I look forward to developing a fruitful watch habit relationship in future!  The watch is great too BTW!

January 17, 2012


I'd been wanting to visit Tim and Passion Fine Jewelry for more than a year.  Boy, I'm so glad I did. Even though I only stopped by for a few minutes the  warm and relaxing atmosphere immediately struck me as unique.  No counters, no barriers, just a place were people passionate about watches can simply talk and converse.

We didn't do any business that day, but a few weeks later I contacted Tim about making a purchase. "Above and Beyond" is the only way to describe the service I received. Prompt priority shipping, constant communication, and Tim doing everything possible to help me make my decision from a long distance away has made me a believer.

Needless to say, "I just received the watch...and it is stunning!". 

Thanks Passion, you definitely live up to your moniker.

D*C San Jose, CA
December 20th, 2011


Janna....Holy Crap!!!! I LOVE my ring!!!!!! Can't thank-you enough...first for zoning in on my taste EXACTLY!! and for being the wonderful sales person you are!!  Few people can use the "m" word (manipulation) without being "found out"....as a team we all work well together!! 
Thanks for everything! The stone looks just beautiful as you said it would and it fits perfectly.
Another VERY satisfied customer!
Debbie W
July 14, 2011


Janna and Tim helped us find the perfect ring for our engagement.  They were unbelievabley helpful and so friendly!  Since we were coming from out-of-town they were able to have our ring custom-made and then overnight shipped to us.  The ring came just in time to share with my family, who was visiting from out-of-state.  It couldn't have been more perfect.
November 26th, 2010


Dear Tim,
Just got the watch. Yummy!!! I can’t thank you enough and I can’t wait to work with you again.
Yours truly,

M K, Dubai
September 23rd, 2010


As my own watch passion began back in 1999, I can be thankful that it began with you.  It's way too common for watch dealers to be overly focused on making a sale and rarely interested in the timepieces themselves and how they can affect people.  I was fortunate to get my start with the positive experience of your shared passion.  The independent watchmakers couldn't have a better ambassador than Tim Jackson.

Marc W, Washington DC 
August 20, 2010


“Tim Jackson is a gentleman and an incredible source of knowledge with respect to independent watchmaking. He's generous with that knowledge. He's also a great guy, which is likely the reason he has built the relationships he has with members of the watch community, the industry, and the watchmakers themselves. I wholeheartedly recommend Tim to anyone interested in obtaining special, independent pieces.”

July 14, 2010


“I have know Tim for the past 10 years. During that time I have purchased approximately 9 high-end watches from him. Tim's intricate horological knowledge coupled with his patient/non-pressure/laid-back sales approach make him an extremely easy and enjoyable person to work with. I would also like to mention that Tim is responsible for introducing me to the world of independent watch makers - AHCI, (the only brands that I currently have any interest in) and helping me refine my collection to reflect these talented independent artisans. You can be confident that you'll get what is promised when doing business with Tim. The watch education is a bonus!”

Matt, Bay Area, CA
July 10, 2010



“Tim has provided me with excellent advice and service over the years. Aside from a vast knowledge of his products, Tim has gone above and beyond in after sales service, as well as always assisting me in making the right decisions before and after sales. Tim has a fantastic combination of an artist's eye (setting up the look and feel of his shops, choosing excellent products), great integrity (garnering a high degree of trust and respect from repeat customers), and excellent knowledge about the industry and technical expertise for his products.”

Gordie, Cupertino, CA 
July 8, 2010


It has been such a pleasure working with Janna over the last nine years.  As soon as I enter the store I am met with a smile and am always made to feel so welcome. The process of buying diamonds, watches and designing custom pieces with Janna is so much fun and I feel confident that I am buying the best.  I love everything I have purchased from Janna and receive many compliments on my jewelry.

Susan, San Diego, CA


I met Tim many years ago and have developed a good friendship with him over the years. Tim introduced me to the world of Haute Horology. Thanks to him, I have established a nice collection of time pieces. Tim puts his client's interest ahead of making a sale. He is a true professional. If you are looking for some fine time pieces from notable independent watchmakers, you should really consider contacting him.

M. Cheng - Portola Valley, CA


"I have known Janna for many years and have always been delighted with my purchases which are of excellent quality. She is intelligent and extremely knowledgeable on the subject of diamonds which have always been her expertise. She helped me create the most beautiful eternity ring which is unique.I recommend her to help anyone looking for a genuine honest deal in diamonds."
S.D.Lampitt- Rancho Santa Fe, CA


"My husband & I have been purchasing diamond jewelery from Janna for 7 years and we have never been disappointed.  Janna is what I would call a "diamond whiz." She not only has the unique sense of  matching a diamond to your exact needs and wants, but she also matches the perfect diamond to your personality as well.  She has created diamond jewelery for my family that I never would of thought of & ultimately fell in love with every piece she has created for us.  I would and have recommended Janna to all of my friends and family.  I love her knowledge and honesty when it comes to purchasing a diamond, but mostly I appreciate the fantastic customer service we have received from her over the years.  And that is why my husband and I will continue to go to Janna when it comes to purchasing diamond jewelry in the future!"

Jenny and Jason- Lansing, MI


"Janna has been selling me the very best diamond and estate jewelry for a very long time.  I've never been disappointed. It's diamond bliss to work with Janna.  I recommend Janna without hesitation, and consider it a blessing in life  to know her.  I know Janna, and her family, and can assure you, the reader, that she is the absolute best broker in fine jewelry you will ever find."  

Suzanne, Solana Beach, CA
February 19, 2010