watchmaking history

What makes a Harold Pinchbeck watch an English 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. 

Bringing back the human touch!

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!

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"?