About Our Pawnshop
Walt’s Pawn in Ocala, FL is a locally owned pawnshop serving Marion County. Our reputation of being trustworthy is based on our success in looking out for our customers’ interests, as well as our own. We are proud of our well-earned reputation for offering our customers the most cash on collateral loans. Our expertise in jewelry pawn is unmatched and we always give fair market value.
Featuring Our New Gold and Platinum Jewelry Analyzer Nitron XLT XRF Precious Metal Analyzer
Many people we encounter in the pawn industry own precious metals but are not certain what they really are. Walt’s Pawn can help you with that! We have the proper tools, including our new Thermo Nitron XL2 Ray machine. This allows us to make the best informative decision about your product and offer you the best price we can.
The Nitron XL2 XRF Precious Metal Analyzer delivers accurate analysis in just seconds in an easy-to-use, robust and reliable package. Measuring the content of all gold and precious metals, e.g., gold (Au), silver (Ag), platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd).
Meet Our Owner – Walt Porter
With 50 years of experience, Walt Porter has been a pawnbroker in Florida since 1963. Walt’s Pawn opened in December 1970 in downtown Ocala and Walt has loaned millions of dollars one pawn at a time.
Walt Porter is a Member of
- Florida Pawnbrokers Association since 1988
- Served on Board 10 Years
- Pawnbroker of the Year 2 Years
- State VP 3 Years
- National Pawnbrokers Association since 1989 Served on Board 5 years
- NRA Lifetime Member
- Polygon Jewelers Trading Network 25 years
- Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce
Walt’s Education Includes:
- Ocala High School, 1964
- US Army 6 years Military Police
- Diamond Grading 1987
- Colored Stone Grading 1989
- Gem Identification 1990
- Stewarts International School for Jewelers 1990
- Basic Jewelry Repair (Bench Jeweler)
- Advanced Stone Setting
- Gemological Institute of America
Walt’s Relevant Travel Includes:
- GIA 580 Building NY
- GIA Headquarters in Carlsbad California
- JCK Las Vegas
- JCK New York City
- NY City Diamond District
- Trade Shows
- Tucson Gem Show Tucson, Arizona
Meet Our Staff
From Left to Right:
Jack, Kariann, Walt, Tiffany, and Roger
Do you want to pawn gold and platinum jewelry? Are you looking for a reliable jewelry buyer or jewelry repair? Your search ends at Walt’s Pawn in Ocala, FL.