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 watchstraps - beautifully made by Tanner Bates

We always like to do things a little different and special at Harold Pinchbeck watches, if we can make something in a more genuine and organic way...we will. A watch being the sum of its parts, what really matters in our eyes is what the whole watch looks like, its overall style, design and quality is key.

A world rowing record helped by a Harold Pinchbeck watch

In July 2013 we were proud sponsors of Team ' Savoir Faire'  on the fantastic 2013 GB Row around Great Britain. The team consisted of two avid adventurers Jason McKinlay and Josh Tarr.

The account of 'Will Battle' on the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc

It is 6.30pm on a balmy late-summer evening in Chamonix in the French Alps.  Along with 2300 other competitors I stand on the start line of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.  Before us lie 166km (103 miles) of running and walking, and a net climb and descent of 9500m.

The Polar Race - A Pinchbeck watch went to the North Pole

In March 2009, 61 year old Roger Davies, from Surrey, set off on foot from Resolute Bay in Canada, in a 400 mile attempt to reach the North Pole before twenty other determined competitors.  However, unlike the other competitors in the Polar Race 2009 he wore a specially made Harold Pinchbeck watch.