I think it was August 2018 when I first received an email from Milon at Fast Time Watch & Jewellery Repair. He was an avid listener of Toronto Mike'd (well, the sports media episodes, at least) and wanted to jump on a call. Our first call was during my daughter's soccer match and the hour flew by. I watched the match while chatting with Milon on my Bluetooth headset. I had two thoughts:
- Milon has great pipes... dude should be podcasting.
- We could literally talk for hours about Toronto sports memories and sports media personalities.
I first met Milon at a Kelsey's in Markham. Another two hours disappeared in what felt like 10 minutes. I was sold on Milon as a person, but that doesn't mean Fast Time Watch & Jewellery Repair is any good. So I did my research...
Firstly, Fast Time Watch & Jewellery Repair is a proudly Canadian company, completely independent and gloriously picking themselves off the mat after Sears left them high and dry. I share that tremendous story here.
Secondly, they've truly been doing quality watch and jewellery repairs on all brands for almost 40 years. In fact, I'm told this is their 40th year. They have a new location in Richmond Hill where they have watch technicians and jewellers on the premises.
Thirdly, they'll give you a watch battery replacement with a one year warranty at the absolute best value. They'll match any advertised Toronto area watch battery installation price plus Toronto Mike'd listeners receive 15% off any Watch Battery Installation. Just mention you heard about them on Toronto Mike'd. It's that simple.
My mom has an issue with her watch band and I've sent her to Fast Time Watch & Jewellery Repair because they have a large selection of leather, metal, rubber and silicone watch bands. And, you get free installation with your purchase. They also have a great selection of watches.
And last, but certainly not least, this is a family-run Canadian company that has stepped up to partner with your favourite independent podcaster. They've been helping to fuel the #realtalk since November 2018, and anyone who has listened to one of the sports media roundtables knows that Milon is a charming guy. Say hi to him at the Richmond Hill location and chat him up about the Jays, Raps, Leafs and Toronto sports media.
If you enjoy Toronto Mike'd, the best thing you can do to support the show is to support the sponsors. If you have any watch or jewellery repair needs, go here to see Fast Time locations and let me know how it goes. So far every listener who has reported back on their experience has raved about the service and price.
Thank you, Fast Time Watch & Jewellery Repair!