Our first new range of 2018 is here! Introducing Woodford pocket watches, established since 1860. 


One of the first things you might ask when looking for a pocket watch is, "should I have a quartz or a mechanical watch?". Well, let us explain the difference. A quartz watch is powered by an electronic oscillator synchronized by quartz crystal. The electric current causes the quartz inside to pulsate with a precise frequency. The frequency is broken down through an integrated circuit where power is released through a small stepping motor, setting the watch hands in motion. Quartz watches will need battery replacements from time to time, so do bear this in mind.

Mechanical watch movements feature moving parts that wind up manually or automatically. The main component of a mechanical movement is the mainspring, a spring that gradually unwinds and transmits energy. A mechanical watch will keep accurate time despite requiring winding up if it's manual. Conventionally, the contact of winding up a watch is something that has been previously enjoyed by watch wearers. There is something traditional and pleasurable about a wind up watch.

So there you have it. Our current range boasts both watch types, just look into the details of each piece! Whether you're looking for a modern mechanical pocket watch, or an antique style pocket watch, we have every style to match your needs, alongside our range of sterling silver gifts.