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Jack of all trades, master of hats. It’s official ladies and gents, the Valley has acquired one of the most highly respected hat makers in the country. Master hatter, Eric Watson of Watson’s Hat Shop in Cave Creek, is a unique example of the magic that happens after you follow your passion. From the young age of 12, Watson had a fixation on hats and after focusing on other areas that sparked his interest, he returned to his original fascination and made a career out of it. Watson has created an array of hats for the main characters, Roy Goode, Mary Agnes and Alice Fletcher, of the big time production "Godless," a Netflix original. He has also created hats for big-name clients like Justin Timberlake and Kenny Chesney, which were worn on stage during their concerts around the Valley.

From fedoras to cowboy hats, this Valley man, alongside his wife and family members, can restore, fix, replicate and create any hat you dream up. He is a visionary with a passion and niche for history and authenticity; read on as he allows us the opportunity to enter his world.