Pinchbeck history

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 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.

Does the watch you are buying still have a genuine history or is it second hand?

When we are buying products these days, it is vital to know the background of the product. This is especially true in the case of luxury watches or timepieces. Many English watches have roots that go back centuries, literally. But is that history still evident in the current product or is it simply a "selling point"?