After three generations of service, Herrud Watch Repair closed its doors on September 10.
Posted on 9/13/14
By Dee Entzi
In the wake of several medical conditions between him and his wife, owner Alan Herrud made the decision to shut down his family business to put their health needs first.
“I am now handicapped and unable to walk, that’s the reason the little yellow mustang hasn’t been in front of the store lately,” stated Herrud.
In 1938, the business was first opened in Langdon as a jewelry store by Herrud’s great uncle, George Carlson. He hired his nephew, Roy Herrud to be his watchmaker and later sold the business to him in 1968. By 1989, the business was no longer selling jewelry, but became an exclusive watch repair store. It was passed down to Roy and Lyla Herrud’s son, Alan.
Herrud remarked, “Three generations of our family have made Langdon our home. It’s a great place to raise a family, work and play.”
Since taking over the business, he has served customers from not only the Langdon area, but all over the country as watch repair services have become harder to come by. Now that the business is closed and because his job was also his passion, he will continue to do repairs out of his home as a hobby. He has plans to remain as dedicated to his customers as he is able.
“Thank you to the community for the last 76 years, “ Alan expressed.
He would also like to thank his great uncle, George Carlson for starting a family legacy; good friend, Mack; his late father and mother; and his wife, Connie, for all of her love and support throughout the years past and years to come. To inquire more information about any future watch repair needs and services, contact Alan Herrud at 701-256-3115.