The Bishop's Eye Window

The Bishop's Eye Window

Two of our watches - the Dale and the Lincoln - feature the Bishop's Eye in their design, but how many people know what this is? Architecturally speaking, there are two such Eyes in England: one is a gateway in Wells, the other a window in Lincoln Cathedral. Lincolnians will know that it's the Lincoln one that appears in our watches, partly as a tribute to our neighbouring Cathedral, and partly because it is such a great design.

Size does matter!

Size does matter!

One of the most important things about your watch is how it looks on your wrist. That’s quite an individual matter. We are all built differently, and all have our own ideas about how a watch should look. A few years ago men’s watches tended to be around 36mm in diameter, but that is now regarded as quite small, with many going up to 45mm or more. Much more than this and they can catch on your shirtcuffs!

The 2018 Race for Doggett's Coat and Badge

The 2018 Race for Doggett's Coat and Badge

One of the highlights of our year is the annual Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge. This historic rowing contest has taken place on the River Thames every year since 1715. Organised by the Fishmongers’ Company it is a fascinating, but little-known, part of the City of London’s rich history, and is thought to be the oldest event of its type in the world. . .

Harold Pinchbeck at the 2017 Race for Doggett's Coat & Badge.

Harold Pinchbeck at the 2017 Race for Doggett's Coat & Badge.

Tuesday (25th July) was a great day: the annual Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge! It’s been held on the Thames every year since 1715...

Harold Pinchbeck at the 2017 Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch

Harold Pinchbeck at the 2017 Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch

The tenth annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch took place on Thursday 6th April 2017. The Lunch, in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, has raised more £1.5 million since its launch in 2007 and attracts some of the leading figures in Government and the City.

Harold Pinchbeck at the City Invitational Cup Cricket match 2016

Harold Pinchbeck at the City Invitational Cup Cricket match 2016

We were honoured to be invited to this year's City Invitational Cup in September. The City Invitational Cup is a special charity Twenty20 cricket match & gala dinner at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in London.

Harold Pinchbeck at the 2016 Race for Doggett's Coat and Badge

Harold Pinchbeck at the 2016 Race for Doggett's Coat and Badge

The Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge has become a much-anticipated fixture in our annual calendar, and we were delighted to be in London for this year’s race on 20th July. Despite it being the world’s oldest continually-held sporting event, having been held every year since 1715, it’s not as well-known as it should be, although its popularity is growing.

A great day at The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch

A great day at The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch

Earlier this month our team were guests at a special event at London’s prestigious Guildhall. The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch is held annually in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and as well as successfully raising money, it’s become something of a City tradition. The Lord Mayor was the host, and H.R.H. Prince Harry was Royal guest of honour, so it was quite an occasion

Harold Pinchbeck and The Race for Doggett's Coat & Badge

Harold Pinchbeck and The Race for Doggett's Coat & Badge

This year was the 300th race of the famous and historic Race for Doggett's Coat & Badge, held every year for 300 years now on the Thames between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea. Up to six apprentice Watermen compete in this 4-mile race which passes under eleven bridges en route.

Harold Pinchbeck watches used in the 2015 'Smithwicks' advert.

The 2015 Smithwicks advert is a stylish display that shows us the start date of some very smart, stylish and classic things we most probably all know. The Flat Cap, Vinyl records , and Brogue shoes . . . so we were quite honored when they chose to use Harold Pinchbeck watches to represent classic understated style on the actor's wrists:

More testimonial letters in the post for Harold Pinchbeck watches.

There seems to be a growing trend of our customers sending written letters for their testimonials, which we think is great. We never ask for testimonials, but of course we are always very grateful when we receive them.