27 July 2012 - Find us on Facebook

At Hettich we talk a lot about our history and our heritage. Why? Because we feel very proud to be a fourth-generation family business that has seen the island change over the 112 years we've been operating from our King Street shop. Far from focusing on the past though, we've discovered that our key values of high quality products and high quality customer service can translate exceptionally well when it comes to embracing new technology like social media.

We launched our very first Hettich Facebook page in June of this year, and have found it to be an incredibly useful medium to share our news, and give people a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes here at Hettich. Have you ever wondered what level of attention to detail goes into a watch service? You can read an interview with Stuart McCourt our watchmaker and see a selection of photographs taken as he rebuilds a watch after a service. Or perhaps you'd like to see before and after pictures of a jewellery clean, along with our jewellery repair expert David Bechelet's tips on keeping your own diamonds sparkling? We've showcased photographs from our special events, run competitions, shared exciting developments from our luxury brands, and it's often the first place to find out about our latest product arrivals.

The Hettich Facebook page has also been a valuable way of sharing our team's expertise. Jeff Chinn, Hettich Director says: "Our staff are incredibly knowledgeable about our products, and our 'Five Favourites' Facebook feature series is a great opportunity for each staff member to pick their five favourite items on a theme - from pearls to cufflinks - and explain their choices. As well providing us with a useful platform to build engaging content for our client base, both here in Jersey and abroad, it's also given our team a chance to share their expertise."

If you'd like to see what we've been up to, you can find us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @hettichjersey