Many congratulations to HRH Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on their Wedding today! We will be following the day’s events with interest, as Jack is a Brand Ambassador for Harold Pinchbeck, and sports a limited-edition Lambeth Reach watch. . .
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. . .
If you have seen our website recently you’ll have noticed that we have made a few changes to our range of watches. We’ve introduced some slightly larger models (the Inigo is the latest), and we will also be putting a renewed focus on our bespoke service.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
Receiving feedback from customers is the best indicator of how we are doing, we never ask for it but are always very grateful to receive it, it lets us know we are providing the right kind of service and also that the customer is happy...the ultimate goal!
Whether you call it a strap, a bracelet or a band, it's an essential part of your watch, both functionally and aesthetically. In fact, it's quite easy to refresh the look of your watch, just by fitting a different strap.
Yesterday I took part in a watch consultation with a customer and their spouse who had requested we meet with them and consult on their watch purchase of a bespoke Harold Pinchbeck watch.
The English Watch resurgence is a positive thing I believe, countries being able to produce their own product so it can be purchased within that country, or exported, can only be a good thing I am sure, but this has created a buzz and maybe a bit of a bandwagon in the UK for the English watch industry.
The Industrial Revolution proved that machines can manufacture more cheaply, but the goods they made were still sold and served by humans. Today's mass produced goods are, increasingly, also served to us by machines!