distinguished by simplicity: built in england.


Harold Pinchbeck is not merely an English brand: each watch is actually designed, built and finished in this country. Our designs are understated in a very English way: simple elegance that lets you tell the time at a glance.

Pictures show the looks of our watches, but not the thought that goes into their making. Every watch is assembled by hand in England, and the further up our range you look, the more you will find that your watch's parts are made, not only in Britain, but by small engineering firms and individual craftsmen. We embrace computer aided design, but we also treasure traditional craftsmanship, so our watches are a marriage of both: a world away from mass production.

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Your Pinchbeck watch is made by a skilled craftsman (unlike some other British brands we don’t import completed watches). His work can't be rushed: it's painstaking, requiring good eyesight and steady hands! When he has built up a watch he examines it from every angle before testing it thoroughly, adjusting it as necessary to ensure reliability and accuracy. Eventually, the case will receive its final polish and inspection, and at this stage the handmade strap is fitted. Only then is the watch ready to be placed in its presentation box, ready to be sent to its owner, together with the five year warranty.

We believe that, as well as telling the time, your watch should gratify your senses: the eyes, the hands and even the nose (our Tanner Bates straps smell wonderful!).

The quality remains, long after the price is forgotten.