About Us

Established in 2008 by Scott Kaplan, HQ Milton has cultivated a loyal and ever expanding following of not only seasoned watch collectors, but all who appreciate beautiful and well crafted tools.

HQ Milton was founded on the basis of a passion for timepieces. We have always operated without frills or pretentiousness, emphasizing education and information about vintage and modern timepieces. Our focus lies in Rolex sport watches, with a particular depth of knowledge in vintage. The HQ Milton collection also features outstanding Audemars Piguet, Patek Phillipe, Tudor, and Omega.

The reputation of providing honest, passionate, and personalized service is foundational to HQ Milton. Our company is built upon full transparency about the watches and their potent histories. Find testimonies on the values of HQ Milton on Hodinkee, GQ, Esquire, HypeBeast, California Style, San Francisco Chronicle, and many online watch forums worldwide.

  • Scott Kaplan, Founder

    Scott Kaplan, Founder

    After working 17 years at his family’s San Francisco-based business as a certified gemologist and watch expert, he founded H.Q. Milton in 2008.

  • Molly Kaplan, Sales & Operations

    Molly Kaplan, Sales & Operations

    Prior to joining HQ Milton, Molly worked in application development in the investment banking industry. Now she not only helps customers add amazing pieces to their collections or sell them, she also is behind the scenes managing the operations of HQ Milton.

  • Justin Sebesta, Watchmaker

    Justin Sebesta, Watchmaker

    I was born and raised in Arizona, and I'm now happily settled in San Francisco. After training and working as a machinist, I spent two years at the Watch Technology Institute studying Horology in Seattle, Washington. I earned a WOSTEP certification enabling me to work on fine timepieces.

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