The watch that paid for my dinner
We turned back time to bring you this vintage-inspired classic
In between courses at London’s Le Gavroche, I rolled back my sleeve to check the time. My British friend across the table took immediate notice of my Canterbury Watch.
A self-described connoisseur of “the finer things,” he seemed genuinely surprised that a Yank like me actually had a sense of style. “I’ll bet you dinner that you can’t guess— within $1000— how much I paid for it,” I told him. Each of his guesses was over $5000. He was stunned when I delivered the bad news.
Time for a change. I used to buy all of my watches at auction. Then the rooms started getting crowded and the winning bids shot through the roof. It took me losing a lot of great finds to people with deeper pockets to realize something important: a great timepiece doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
They don’t make things like they used to. But we do. Our passion is for rescuing great watches forgotten by history. We find a timeless style and recreate it piece-by-piece, down to the most exacting detail. The Canterbury features a classic face with three subdials, a rose gold-finished case and genuine leather strap. It’s the kind of thoughtful design that harkens back to those rare, 150-year-old moon phases. It was a look that once could only be found under glass in a collector’s trophy room. Today, it can be on your wrist.
- Precision movement(Quartz)
- Stainless steel case back & crown
- 43mm casediameter
- 10mm case thickness
- 22mm band width
- Genuine leather band in brown fits wrists to 8 ½"
- Date & day subdials, 24 hour & sun/moon dial at 6 o’clock
- water resistant to3 ATM
- 49 grams
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