Richard M. Gilbert, better known to staff and customers as “Rick” was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to Sarasota as an infant. He started with Ashland, working vacations and summers for two years on the repair bench. After receiving his BA degree in business from Flagler College, he began full time designing and expanding our internet sales and services. Rick and Jim Miller handle the buying and selling of merchandise in the office and via telephone.
Along with his father, Rick attends any auctions and shows that occur, not only nationally but also worldwide. He is always looking for that incredible timepiece that many astute eAshland.net investor/buyers are looking for.
Being brought up in a family that has been (and still is) in the forefront of the horological world, Rick has had the opportunity to see, hold, and appreciate some of the finest timepieces that have been created since the 16th century. If you ask what he considers the most important quality a watch should have, he would always reply “condition.”
Rick is eager to assist you in the buying, selling, or identification of timepieces. Call him and you will find it to be a very pleasant experience.
His hobbies include billiards and culinary interests.
“To create such an active horological internet business was a massive challenge. To maintain it will be even more difficult. I look forward to the adventures this task requires and the collectors I will meet along the way.” Richard M. Gilbert