Best British Watch Brands For Your Wrist

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Home-grown watches that tick all the boxes

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It’s not just Switzerland that has the monopoly on fine watch making. British watch brands have gone from strength to strength in recent years, from style-led accessible options to some of the finest horological innovations around. These fine British watches are the ones you want seen on your wrist.

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anOrdain watches


Best for – waitlisted designs.

Based in Glasgow’s historic Templeton Building, anOrdain’s team of 15 designers and makers craft exquisite watches using Swiss-made movements and handmade enamel dials. As everything is assembled in house, production is limited so every anOrdain model carries a waiting list.

anOrdain Model 2 watch in racing green, £1,825.

best british watch brands Elliot Brown

Elliot Brown 

Best for – a macho timepiece.

Designed in Dorset to be robust, durable and functional, Elliot Brown Watches has worked to create timepieces for the armed forces and groups within the security and intelligence fields. Every watch is rigorously tested, shock resistant, has total water protection, and is crafted from with weapons-grade materials.

Elliot Brown Tyneham 305-D07-L22 Limited Edition watch, £875.


William Wood Watches

William Wood Watches

Best for – the feelgood factor.

All William Wood Watches are made from upcycled firefighting materials sourced from around the UK, and a percentage of each sale is donated to The Fire Fighters Charity.

William Wood Watches Triumph Collection Oxygen Edition chronograph, £2,495.

Bremont Supernova Group watches


Best for – award-winning British luxury.

Since it was founded by brothers Nick and Giles English back in 2002, Bremont has come on leaps and bounds, spearheading the return of British watchmaking to these shores. Its timepieces are designed and made in its state-of-art HQ in Henley.

Bremont H1 Generation Supernova, £7,995.


British watch brands

Bamford London

Best for – eye-catching colours and accessible price points.

Bamford London Mayfair Sport in aqua, £350.

Bronze watch with blue face and strap

Christopher Ward

Best for – British design and Swiss quality.

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Bronze, £895.

Robert Loomes

Robert Loomes

Best for – watches with history, designed and manufactured in Stamford.

Loomes Original in 18-carat gold with a rhodium dial, from £68,500.

Roger W Smith

Best for – limited edition, hand-crafted watches.

Roger W Smith Daniels’ Co-Axial Anniversary, £POA.

farer watches


Best for – a spirit of adventure.

Farer Exmoor Field Watch, £895.

Marloe Solent - Windward


Best for – thoughtfully designed, traditional watches at an accessible price point.

Marloe Solent – Windward, £349.


Silver watch


Best for – premium British-designed, Swiss-made watches, with an authentic home-grown heritage.

Vertex The M60 AquaLion, £2,850.

Main image: Bremont H1 group watches