bespoke service & Customisation
Just as in Christopher Pinchbeck’s time, you can have a unique watch made to order: a special timepiece, made for you, and for you alone. We call it the Christopher: we invite you to regard it as a canvas to create your personal timepiece. Be as bold, or as restrained, as you like!
A special possession like this has a soul, and tells a story, which is why it is a source of such pride and quiet satisfaction. It’s a process that defies mass production, and that can’t be rushed.
Very few watchmakers offer such a service, so it’s also extremely rare. When you commission your Christopher it will not exist in any recognisable form, as many of its parts have yet to be made. By comparison, a high street watch will already be waiting, in a stockroom, for a customer to come along.
Other watches from our Collection can also be personalised, by laser-engraving text on the case back, or even by making a unique dial design for you. Your initials, name or other features can be included, and you can choose the colours (a custom dial is an extra cost, subject to individual quotation).
It's quite something to own a bespoke watch: a special timepiece that has been created for you - and for you alone. Yet you can own such a watch for a similar price to that of many of the prestige brands that can be bought 'off the peg' in high street jewellers.
Each bespoke watch is beautifully made, by real craftsmen, using the best materials. A watch for life, that may also become a treasured heirloom, it is the ultimate and most personal of gifts.
It's also extremely rare, because very few watchmakers offer such a service. When you commission your bespoke watch from Harold Pinchbeck it will not exist in any recognisable form, as it has still to be made. By comparison, a high street watch will already be waiting, in the retailer's stockroom, for a customer to come along.
Consultation with you, the Customer, is the first, and most important, stage. Whether by telephone, email or face-to-face we will agree your watch's specification - details of its case, dial, hands and strap. Each of these pieces will then be made, not in some anonymous overseas factory but in the small English workshops of specialist craftsmen.
We don't stop there. Your watch will incorporate an even deeper level of personalisation that simply isn't available on big brand watches.