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!
My Grandfather, Harold Pinchbeck, was one of the very many who saw action in the trenches in France: he was part of the first wave to enlist, leaving his watchmaking work in Hull in 1914, and returning to it after the war.
Often we are asked the question of how Harold Pinchbeck watches are made? are they English? do we make the watches ourselves?
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"?