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Unseen Improvements

17 June 2014

Unseen Improvements

We want our watches to work better, but more than that, we want them to work better unobtrusively.

That's tricky, but it's a worthwhile goal.

Every watch we've seen uses 2 metal posts (-'dial-feet') to attach the dial to the movement.

Two.

That's fine most of the time, but really severe impacts shear them off, which lets the dial rub on the hour wheel, which stops the watch, meaning a trip to your watchmaker to get a new dial.

Sometimes, though, only one dial-foot shears, and that's much more treacherous, as the dial will only movesometimes, and only slow your watch down sometimes, rather than...

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It's not all hard work

This was made for us by a local engineering company with an eye for detail and some spare CNC time - a weapons-grade drink stability platform (i.e. a coaster...), CNC machined from billet aluminium.

Yes, that's our caseback on the right.

Why 'Bloxworth' and 'Canford'?

We read a post on a Breitling forum the other day asking why we made up such obviously  contrived names for our watches, so we thought we'd explain where they came from.

We didn't make anything up - we just named them after areas near where we live - Bloxworth, near Wareham, and the various Canfords near Wimborne.

And our model numbers 202-xxx and 929-xxx?

They're the dialling codes for Canford (01)202 and Bloxworth (01)929.

Mythical RAF airfields - not pictured.

Would your watch survive?

17 November 2014

Would your watch survive?

Ever wondered what one of our watches might look like after 6 months of abuse knocking against boilers and pipes by day, then paddle boarding, surfing, salt water, mud, paint balling and mountain biking at weekends and evenings?

It wasn’t a question we’d asked ourselves until we met Mat, the venerable author of surf-report.co.uk
He was rather sheepish at the suggestion of testing a watch long term given his track record of breaking watches at regular intervals but rather than keep his EB for “best” we asked him to wear it every day.

Mat is a Gas engineer - putting his watch through all manne...

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