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The Family Jewelers

A son uses a franchise to follow in his father's jewelry-fixing footsteps.

This story appears in the October 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When Ben Vargas was little, he'd sit on his father's lapand watch him fix watches. Later, father and son workedside-by-side as jewelers for the Navy.

Today, Vargas, 39, is running his own shop. The owner of aFast-Fix Jewelry Repairs franchise in Temecula, California, Vargasrepairs, designs, engraves and makes jewelry and watches, andrepairs eyeglasses.

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