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Real People - Tough Challenges

16 September 2015

Real People - Tough Challenges

We share a natural affinity with people who throw off the comfort blanket of life and challenge themselves to achieve incredible things.  Personal adventures,  feats of extreme endurance or athletes who push their personal boundaries. 

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is our kind of event.  Ordinary people with no previous experience, trained and put into teams aboard 12 identical 70’ ocean racing yachts, racing around the globe for 40,000 miles, 11 months and crossing 6 oceans.  The start was last weekend from St Katherine Docks on the Thames and we’re mighty proud to be working wit...

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Rewarding Collaborations

29th May 2015 - call comes in from David Cusworth, Director at Clipper Ventures.  “Saw your watches in Snow & Rock and after a little research discovered that they must be amongst the toughest watches in the world. Exactly what we need on the worlds toughest race."

6 weeks later, the details are thrashed out, a limited edition watch has been designed and the first prototype produced, adverts are created and signed off, press releases written and agreed, photography complete and today we go live with the news that we’ve are the official timing partner for the Clipper Round the World Yacht R...

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One of the things I remember vividly growing up in Cumbria was watching the local news on Christmas Day and hearing that a Mountain Rescue team had been called out to rescue someone in distress on the fells. The one day of the year when almost everyone is enjoying having a day off with their family, the men and women of Mountain Rescue dropped what they were doing, got kitted up, and went out in appalling weather to go and help someone.

Over the years, that memory grew into a quiet goal to give something back to the people who help us to enjoy the outdoors safely.

So we contacted Mountain R...

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How to use the internal bezel on a Canford

The internal bezel on the Canford works in the same way as the external bezel on other watches, and is used to time events lasting up to an hour.

It's beautifully simple to use. Turn the upper crown to rotate the internal bezel so that the triangle points to the tip of the minute hand.

Then, as time passes, you can see how many minutes have elapsed by reading the internal bezel.

If you want to see how that works, here's a little time-lapse video we shot that shows how it works.

If you fancy something a little different

Because we have a fully-qualified watchmaker in our office in Poole (- Alex), we can do things that other brands can't do, or won't.

Like building custom watches.

It's not something we do often, but it's one of life's little pleasures, being able to build a watch that's exactly what a customer wants.

Based on our stock components and often our small-batch straps, they're assembled by hand in our office in Poole, to whatever our customer wants.

This case finish, that internal bezel, those hands, that strap. If you can visualise it, we can build it.

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