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Joseph Akar

Chronofy
CEO

Joseph Akar is the founder and CEO of Chronofy Inc., the watch industry’s most technologically advanced valuation company, and the publisher of The Chronofy Watch Guide™, a trade-only, multimedia publication comprising the most comprehensive directory of luxury pre-owned watches and their current market values. Long overdue, the guide revolutionizes how dealers validate and price pre-owned watches. Joseph created the guide as a result of his own struggles with providing accurate valuations on pre-owned watches.

Joseph is well known in the watch industry as CEO of Accar Ltd., one of the fastest growing pre-owned watch dealers, and its subsidiary, Bezels for Watches, a large U.S. supplier and manufacturer of diamond bezels. Founded in 1993, Joseph used his perfectionist principles as the foundation for Accar. He travels to every corner of the world to perfect the company's manufacturing methods and to establish his watch dealership, all based on the most straightforward and respected business practices.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1963, Joseph spent most of his childhood ducking bullets and missiles and mourning the loss of many friends. As a boy, Joseph unloaded crates at the port and was attracted to the strict discipline and the commanding presence of the men in uniform. So, at age 15, he scraped together enough money to leave Lebanon and join the Merchant Marines, where he became the youngest Captain, First Class Ocean Going.

Joseph’s jewelry career did not begin until 1987. At age 24, he landed his first job repairing jewelry while studying international business at FIU. He eventually saved enough money to open a small booth in an indoor flea market. Joseph has worked in many facets of the jewelry business. He created a line of nautical jewelry inspired by his love of the sea, bankrolling the sample line with his own savings. Neiman Marcus became the first customer, shortly followed by Mayor’s and numerous other jewelers throughout the country.

Joseph is a family man and lives in Miami with his wife of 21 years and their 3 children. As an entrepreneur, he has no plans for early retirement — he’s just getting started!

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Saturday, April 16
 

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