Family owned, James & Williams Jewelers has been ornamenting fingers, wrists, lobes, and necks with designer and handmade jewelry since 1962. Charles Krypell's round-weave sterling-silver pendant hangs simply from a piece of black cord ($300), and the Honora diamond-and-pearl drop earrings dangle like ripe, freshwater oyster-formed berries upon a stem of 14K white gold ($275). Engagement ringsmiths include Simon G., Peter Storm, and Bez Ambar, with Scott Kay also lending his metal mettle to the men's cobalt wedding band ($290) and other masculine finger belts.
For 20 years, the experts at Computer Solutions have been servicing and speeding up the motherboards of devices from Dell, Gateway, Sony, and Toshiba. Well-versed in the minutiae of Windows operating systems, technicians provide proactive 24/7 monitoring, data backup, system tune-ups, and data-recovery solutions. The all-purpose tech company offers free pickup and drop-off within 10 miles of its Chicago and Skokie locations, but levies substantial charges for computers that arrive strapped to the leg of a carrier pigeon.
Division Street Watch Company keeps a close eye on timewear by providing specialized services in buying and selling vintage timepieces, battery replacement, and resizing wrists for handsome-watch wearing. Avoid the implied insult of not giving someone the time of day by springing for the full-service watch-battery replacement, which includes a brand-new battery, seal lubrication or replacement, re-sealing, and a one-year warranty. Be sure to write Division Street Watch Co.'s hours of operation somewhere on exposed wrists, as it is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday by appointment only.
Triple Check Techs is a trio of trained and certified technicians who have more than 20 years of experience in IT and computer repair. They'll gladly arrive onsite to fix, pick up, or drop off ailing machines—both Windows computers and Macs—that may be crashing, slow, or overrun with viruses. After performing appropriate diagnostics, they can the recommend a course of action, such as part replacement, system reinstallation, or defenestration. In addition to virus removal, computer security, and new system setup, they offer a slate of network services, setting up wireless or hard-wired networks. The team can also head off technological headaches by installing software and hardware and recovering and backing up data.