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Founded in Clerkenwell, London in 1946. Accurist has been British owned ever since. From “Old England” in the swinging 60’s to the first Concorde flight & sponsoring the Speaking Clock. Accurist always punches above its weight, putting premium quality watches on the wrists of a nation.
Alkin is an independent watch company based in Bristol, UK. The brand was founded on an ambition to create high quality, accessibly priced mechanical watches that are designed with simplicity, functionality and longevity firmly in mind.
After lying dormant for four decades, Alsta is again alive and kicking with a growing portfolio of timepieces. Alsta has a passion for design and craftsmanship and was brought back to life to bring romance back to wristwatches.
Anthony Gray Clocks
Anthony Gray Clocks specialise in the making of complex replicas of fine clocks and bespoke commissions for clients from all parts of the world.
Delivering practical and precise tool watches designed to endure the everyday adventure. Arken Watch Company is breaking new ground in the affordable microbrand space having launched its 2021 debut model, designed in Britain.
Backes & Strauss
As the world’s oldest diamond company established in 1789, Backes & Strauss has created exceptional jewellery in Britain since 1800. In 2006 we entered the luxury diamond watch market, combining mastery in diamond-cutting with mastery in watchmaking and inspired by the architectural elegance of 19th century London.
Bamford London proudly presents a fantastic range of watches and meticulously crafted, top class accessories that have been designed to complement your lifestyle and re-define luxury as a truly personal statement.
Creating classic mechanical watches with a fresh modern flair, Beaucroft watches perfectly capture the vibes of Cambridge, the city where the brand began. Their gender-neutral watches allow customers to choose the watch that reflects their personality and style.
Founded by the Anglo-Swiss duo Jerome Robert and Anneke Short, The Camden Watch Company is not only designed in Camden, but inspired by Camden… by its rich industrial past and its vibrant, dynamic present.
Steve Carrington and Robert Smith take design inspiration from historic achievements in aviation, motorsport and space. They source as many components as possible from UK, and seek to use and help UK craftspeople. Their watches are hand assembled in Wiltshire.
Discovering they could access the same components and superb manufacturing as many of the Swiss big boys, three friends decided they would turn the industry’s distribution model on its head and launch the world’s first online only luxury watch brand with a simple aim, “to put premium watches within the reach of everyone.”
Based in Edinburgh, Clemence pours a lifetime of fascination into creating their vision of quintessential tool watches. The boutique brand assembles each watch by hand in Britain, ensuring every piece is assembled and tested to endure all of life’s adventures.
With a history of over 150 years, Comitti is run by its fifth generation family, which remains true to the founding principles of its founder, Onorato Comitti and continues to maintain the company’s international reputation for luxury timepieces in the finest traditions of English clock making.
Cumbria Clock Company
The Cumbria Clock Company was established in 1990 and specialises in the restoration of some of the most prestigious clocks in the United Kingdom, including the clocks in Salisbury Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace and the Westminster Clock… better known as Big Ben.
Duckworth Prestex is a new name with historic origins. Founder Neil Duckworth is the grandson of Frank Duckworth, who started making Prestex watches in the 1920s. Now Neil has revived the family firm, creating high-quality watches that are true to the spirit and design of the much-loved originals.
Elliot Brown create watches with extreme durability, attention to detail and English character. They’re built for adventure and that have naturally garnered collaborations with organisations who require best of breed equipment including the RNLI, Mountain Rescue, Land Rover and specialist branches of the British Military.
Simon Correia and Richard Johnson, long-term watch collectors and enthusiasts were inspired by the courage of the early Portuguese & British explorers to produce a range of watches which will ultimately encompass Sports, Maritime, Auto-tech, Travel, Lifestyle and Interstellar. Their watches are hand assembled in Winchester.
Founded by entrepreneur and golf connoisseur, Gary Butler, ETIQUS patented golf timepieces feature the iconic golf bezel, subtle dimpled dial and a range of colour combinations to embody the unique spirit of the game of golf.
Farer means to travel, to explore and the spirit of adventure is at the heart of our ethos. Our watches are inspired by the halcyon era of watchmaking, when bold colours and contrasting textures were combined with the very best craftsmanship.
One of Britain’s oldest family-run watch companies, the Fears story begins 175 years ago in 1846. Being a modern watch company with an extensive heritage we pride ourselves on not being slaves to the past while at the same time preserving our own traditions.
FINK watches are designed, assembled, and regulated in London – offering automatic watches, inspired by design elements all over the world.
Freese Watches – Manufacturers of hand finished custom watches with Patina, making watches, watch dials and watch parts in the UK since 2016
Geckota produces high-quality and eye-catching watches, designed in Britain, at an affordable price. Traditionally, watches have been either well-made or inexpensive, but rarely both. Geckota fills that gap. We also sell watch straps and create digital content, followed by a community of passionate enthusiasts.
GMT London is an energetic and vibrant watch brand, offering simple watches that tell the time, and little else. With a focus on watches for children and teenagers we have created a range of watches with big personalities and a splash of colour.
Grayson has been making, installing and servicing clocks for clients around the world since the 1970’s. We work alongside designers and architects to create attractive and functional time pieces which are manufactured in-house
We’re a modern company with a 300-year-old family heritage in watch and clock making. Based in Lincoln, all our watches are designed, and built, in England, and include fine Swiss movements.
Hawchester London hand crafts watches with a distinctively British flavour, taking inspiration from all that is British. Durability, functionality, value and inspiration feature in every timepiece. The Hawchester London range represents the past, present and future of the pursuit of perfection in our everyday lives. Non Ducor, Duco.
Horological Underground by German Polosin is a specialist boutique watch shop and workshops in Bristol, UK, offering a range of bespoke, vintage, and unusual timepieces, including custom-made pieces and affordable items. They also have a fully equipped workshop for repairs and restorations.
I am one of a small number of traditional clock manufacturers. Using my comprehensive workshop, I can make just about anything you can imagine. I make clocks ranging from modest ‘traditional’ designs, through to extreme and complex bespoke projects.
Inspired by British design and watchmaking heritage, brothers Ed and Will Allen founded the independent watch brand IOTA. Combining British creativity and Swiss engineering expertise, IOTA produces contemporary wristwatches that appeal to international travellers and design conscious individuals.
Created in 2016 by José and Joana Miranda and based in England, Isotope Watches is an enthusiastic, driven, independent brand offering 1:1 service. At Isotope, we combine original designs with traditional solutions and a boutique approach.
IWI Watches are English luxury watches of the highest quality, individually handmade from perfectly engineered parts, in house, in England. The watches are designed and crafted with inspiration from a history of over three hundred years of English watchmaking. IWI has a heritage of being at the heart of motorsport – where every second is important.
Jonny Moore is a brand of classically styled watches with a reminder to the owner of ‘forgotten values’. A condition of ownership is to always be polite, generous, smile, kind and sporting. JM is a fast growing, ambitious brand and backed by some lovely high profile Brand Ambassadors.
JP Custom Watches
JP Custom Watches are military inspired timepieces which are designed and assembled in Warwickshire, England. Each watch is built to order with a variety of customisation options, making each piece unique.
Since Limits foundation in 1912 its core beliefs have been to push the Limits of Accuracy, Limits of Quality and Limits of Value to deliver an industry beating value proposition for customers. Limit is now one of the UK’s bestselling brands.
Unique, UK designed timepieces inspired by a love of Italian cars, and classic timepieces.
Born in the Highlands, MacKinnon Watches promotes Scottish culture and heritage through their bespoke tartan timepieces. Founded in 2020, the company brings distinctive watches and their associated clan’s history to a global community. Each tartan watch has a custom-made, hand-stitched strap, using fabric woven in local Scottish mills.
Founded by Daniel Brigham, a car racer and motoring enthusiast who had the desire to design and produce his own motor racing watches. Marchand Watches is known for being one of the most affordable racing watch brands in the UK and EU, offering a great variety of retro and modern inspired racing timepieces.
Marloe Watch Company
Marloe Watch Company is an independent designer and producer of wristwatches, established in 2015 by Oliver Goffe and Gordon Fraser. A chance meeting and a shared passion for manual mechanical movements ignited the fuse and Marloe Watch Company was born.
Established in 2014, MHD Watches are an independent British watch brand who produce limited edition motoring watches with an engineered design aesthetic, inspired by automotive design techniques and classic car design cues.
Nite is an independent British watch brand born from a spirit of independence with the simple mission to create exceptional watches to be worn with pride.
Born in Belfast, Nomadic make adventure-proof watches with Swiss mechanical movements. This boutique brand captures the spirit of adventure, whilst referencing their industrial roots in Belfast ship building.
Omologato was established in 2015 to create fine motorsport-inspired timepieces which celebrate iconic locations, cars and figures. We offer over 40 designs, with several limited editions; each is hand assembled using a world-leading Chronograph movement, housed in British designed cases, with bespoke dials and straps.
Since 2013, South Oxfordshire based watchmaker, Pinion designs and builds watches using both modern and rare ‘new-old-stock’ vintage mechanical movements. Central to Pinion is a cohesive design language and method, ensuring a visual continuity runs through the entire Pinion watch range.
Roger W. Smith
Defined by their unique quality, rarity and advanced mechanical technology, watches by Roger Smith are among the most sought after and valuable in the world. Roger W Smith watches feature his ‘single wheel’ evolution of the Daniels co-axial escapement, which is the most advanced and energy efficient in the world.
London is home to pop culture, the arts, innovation and tradition- this unique heritage is reflected in our collection of classic and contemporary watches. In 2018, we launched a fresh approach to our watches through our Made in London collection: watches created using high-quality components from all over the world and assembled in London.
Schofield is an independent British watch company with a boutique shop on the River Adur, a stones throw from the sea in the bucolic Sussex countryside. Detail lies at the heart of Schofield. Realising design, utility, art and engineering by considered thinking.
Founded in 2020, Sean Clements combined his passion for watches, scuba diving and the aquatic environment with the hope of creating a legacy of conservation awareness and positive change by designing luxury watches and committing to using upcycled materials to reduce waste and protect the oceans we love.
Launched in 1966, Sekonda quickly established itself as the best-selling watch brand in the UK, a position now held for 30 years. Sekonda offers innovative designs, surprising and delighting customers. Using high quality movements, we create durable and stylish timepieces which represent incredible value.
Shoreham was founded in 2020 by two friends with a shared passion for watches. Our first watch, the Monmouth, is an automatic dive watch featuring three straps. We pride ourselves on offering outstanding value to our customers.
Established in 2019, Sidereus watches are designed and hand-built in Ireland using modified Swiss-Made automatic movements. The inaugural collection, Brú na Bóinne, is inspired by the origins of horology and the marking of time in Ireland for over 5,000 years.
Sidewinder creates vintage-style pilot watches based on the cockpit clocks from legendary aircraft such as the Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane. Based in rural North Yorkshire, this boutique brand brings British design and quality craftsmanship to watch and aviation enthusiasts alike.
Established in 1967, Sinclair Harding honours the historical tradition of fine English Clockmaking. With its range of beautiful hand crafted clocks, this unique company embraces the horological industry’s ideals for precision, quality and perfection.
Smith of Derby
Smith of Derby is one of the world’s best-known public clockmakers. A family-owned company since 1856, we custom design and manufacture our bespoke new clocks in our Derby based clockworks and are also proud of our heritage of expertise in restoring notable public clocks.
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The Surbiton Watchmaker
Hand-built limited edition watches created in Surrey. Designer and maker Tim Roberts incorporates his own innovative techniques with more traditional methods to produce unique wristwatches. From initial concept to final assembly, every step of the process is hand-finished by a single watchmaker.
Calling upon the highest quality materials, we deliver cutting-edge designs, which are perfect for the fashion-conscious individual who appreciates simplistic, contemporary styling.
Inspired by Birmingham’s industrial heritage and Thomas Ore’s clockmaking prowess, we combine contemporary design, Swiss mechanics with a touch of added luxury through the addition of 26 jewels and polished stainless steel to produce watches that really stand out from the crowd.
Time Traveller Clocks is a horology business led by founder Matthew King. Inspired by the wooden clocks of John Harrison, Matthew and associates not only recreate historic examples, but design and build bespoke new creations to order.
Toff London brand was created in 2020 to disrupt the watch market within the watch and gift industries. We are an established family-owned business that designs the dials by hand and makes each watch to order in our London studio.
Turismo Watch Co is an independent British watch company. Our vision is to pay homage to the wonderful battle that is man and machine.
To share the style & elegance, the beauty, and the passion.
Vertex was first been established by Claude Lyons in 1916 in Hatton Garden, London. They became well know for the quality of the timepieces and in 1940s they became one of 12 official suppliers to the war office. Now under the watchful eye of Claude’s Great Grandson, Don Cochrane, they produce a range of pieces based around their military history.
Votch is the vegan watch company that gives back. We have a continual desire to use the most innovative and sustainable materials we can, such as Piñatex and AppleSkin.
We produce mens’ country watches sometimes called ‘field watches’; sensible, sturdy and no-nonsense timepieces for everyday rural folk.
Founded in 2015 by Jamie Boyd, every single Wessex Watch is handmade to order in their Wiltshire workshop. Defined by unique handcrafted, engraved dials and fine Swiss movements, wearing a Wessex is a statement of individuality.
Jonny Garret combined his love of watches and admiration for his late grandfather William Wood who was a decorated firefighter, to design luxury watches that are inspired by British firefighting and made from upcycled firefighting material that can stand the test of time.
Winton is an English company whose watches are designed for pioneers and urban adventurers, who choose to make their mark on the world, yet don’t shout about it. Inspired by Britain’s unsung heroes, all our watches are hand assembled in Switzerland.
The independent microbrand that designs and builds limited edition watches from our workshop in Shropshire.
Collaborating with toolmakers, leather artisans and sustainable printers to assemble products with character, meaning and originality.
Each timepiece is built-to-order to an incredibly high specification.
When a black-ops design engineer collaborates with a top graphic artist to design a unique range of British watches, you’d expect something pretty special, and in 2015 Collins and Brabyn did just that. The pair setup their boutique waterside south-coast studio and began designing and developing their range of aerospace standard statement watches; each having a unique British identity and story.
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