The Greenwich Pocket Watch Company Blog

Sterling Silver Pocket Watches Available at Greenwich Pocket Watch

June 10th, 2013

If you are looking for a sterling silver pocket watch, then here at Greenwich Pocket Watch, we have a very comprehensive selection for you to browse through. From some of the best names in pocket watches, such as Jean Pierre, Royal London and Woodford, there really are some classy items.

Watches in sterling silver have always been popular and our range is no different. The simple classic look and the hallmark often make for a great family heirloom. A pocket watch is something that is often passed down through different generations of a family and becomes a very special item and for that to be the case, to achieve that sort of lifespan; the materials have to be hard wearing and durable.

A range of half hunter, full hunter, double hunter and open face styles are all available in sterling silver, so if you favour one style over another you will be able to find something you like. There are a number of different dial displays as well including the ever popular skeleton style.

To see our full range of pocket watches, in various colours and styles, please visit our main website. If you are a true connoisseur, we also stock a selection of accessories to complete your collection.

Pocket Watches on Sale – Just in Time for Father’s Day

June 10th, 2013

At the time of writing, there is just over a week remaining before Father’s Day 2013 (Sunday June 16th 2013) and if you are still wondering what to get dad this year, perhaps we can tempt you with a few tasty offers in our pocket watch sale?

Again, at the time of writing there are a number of fantastic offers available, including a variety of pocket watches and accessories such as pocket watch stands. Check out some of the Greenwich branded pocket watches as well as products from the likes of Mount Royal, Royal London and Jean Pierre. These special offers won’t be around forever (although we are sure to add some new ones as time goes by) so you will need to be quick to ensure you can get something just in time for Father’s Day.

If Father’s Day is a little too optimistic, you might have someone’s birthday approaching over the summer months and something from our sale section might make the perfect gift.

So, please be sure to visit our main website and check out our pocket watch sale with silver and gold half hunter, double hunter and full hunter styles currently available in this section.

J & T Windmills

May 20th, 2011

J&T Windmills date back to the late 1600′s where the earliest known watch was created just before 1680 by a man named Joesph Windmill, this watch is the rarest of the collection and obtained in the british museum.

Joseph Windmill started out in St Martin’s Le Grand and is considered one of the finest clockmakers of the 17th century.  Pocketwatches were seen as an ornament or accessery however after Joseph’s son Thomas finished his apprenticship and worked as a journeyman, he helped transform these creations into a more beautiful accurate and functional timepiece. The exact partnership of the father and son is unknown however from when Thomas joined the company it became greater as there was increase of work being produced.

Joseph passed away a year after attending the court at the clockmakers in 1724 where he left his 52 years of trade to his son Thomas who took over the company until he passed away in 1737.

Thomas never had children so wasnt able to pass down the legacy. However the company lived on, keeping the name and still making brilliant pieces.

Aswell as pocketwatches J&T Windmills also do beautiful crafted strap watches.

Man Finds Fathers Lost Pocket Watch After Almost 60 Years!

February 23rd, 2011

Barry Peplow from Shropshire had spent alot of time with his father playing football on the local green at their home located in Ragleth Gardens, Monkmoor in Shrewsbury UK. His father used to officiate when he could when up to 25 locals used to get together for an old fashioned knock around on the green. But whilst Barry’s father, John was officiating one of the local games in 1953, it got dropped or must have fallen out of his pocket and then been trampled into the ground. And it seemed he had lost his beloved pocket watch which he had used to time the games.
Despite a good thorough search for the pocket watch, it could not be found, and it
was accepted that it was lost and just to be a apart of history.
Until one night whilst he was dropping a friend off at the local pub, his memory was jogged and he decided he would take a look for his dads long lost pocket watch.

The 67 year old now grandfather, who is a metal detector enthusiast, managed to detect his fathers pocket watch in under an hour! Barry was amazed and delighted he had found his fathers long lost pocket watch,Barry said his father, who died 10 years, would have been amazed at the discovery of the pocket watch.

Royal London Royal Wedding UK Limited Edition Commemorative Pocket Watch comes in stock on GPWC end of March 2011

February 17th, 2011

Join in the royal celebrations with this UK limited edition pocket watch brought to you officially by Royal London. This pocket watch is to mark the special occasion of this years Royal Wedding of H.R.H Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton which takes place on the 29th April 2011. It is a full hunter quartz stainless steel pocket watch with the image, names and date all etched on to the front of this beautiful pocket watch. The watch is limited to only 500 being made and comes in a wooden presentation box, with a chain and an official 2 year guarantee brought to you by Royal London.

Limited stock available. Each Piece is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. For more details contact us on 02476 501002

Website Relaunched!

January 31st, 2011

Greenwich Pocket Watch Company has relaunched a new and exciting website, fresh and state of the art. It has taken us over six months to design and implement this fantastic website with new and exciting services such as an online engraving service. This allows you to see just what your engraving looks like on a specially designed page and we can deliver next day. We have brought to you the ultimate online shopping experience with hundreds of pocket watches to choose from and because we are the largest pocket watch company online we can offer the very best competitive prices. We have improved the graphics and product information and as always our customer care team is always willing to help should you need advice.

We relaunched our website because we wanted to provide the best online service and that can only be achieved by providing the best pocket watch website. We will continue to add new product and strive to give you the best shopping experience when purchasing a treasured pocket watch.

Watch this space for more new and exciting information from The Greenwich Pocket Watch Company. We would love to hear what you think of our new website. Visit us on twitter and post you comments.

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