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I will preface this post by saying "No, I didn't start my own brand", although I wish I had.

I just ran across this brand from England after reading an article from Worn&Wound today.

Here is a blurb from their site:

Born out of a desire to create fine timepieces with a distinctly British character, Garrick, produce watches infused with high quality finishing and delightful details designed to appeal to the cognoscenti. These are timepieces for purists, featuring no-compromise construction and created with a palpable sense of honesty.

Founded by David Brailsford and Simon Michlmayr, British-based watch brand, Garrick, manufacture fine watches in their own dedicated facility in Norfolk. Garrick craft fine timepieces intended to appeal to horological aficionados and watchmakers alike.

Great Britain has an illustrious horological history and is famous for many innovations in this field, several of which continue to be used today. Luminaries of horology include Harrison, Mudge and, more recently, the late George Daniels.

Garrick is keen to be part of this great tradition, creating truly unique British timepieces with a touch of modern flair.

The company’s modern facility allows it to craft much of its timepieces in-house. However, when components have to be sourced externally, the company draws on the expertise of British artisans and craftsmen whenever possible, despite these parts sometimes costing more than items from overseas.

Nevertheless, frankness has always been an intrinsic part of the Garrick paradigm and the provenance of its watches is something the company takes very seriously. Garrick uses existing vintage Swiss calibres as the basis for its movements. The main plate, gear train, spring barrel, balance spring and mainspring all come from a Swiss base movement. The talented craftsmen at the Garrick atelier modify and expertly finish these components. In some instances, parts are produced in-house or sourced locally, enhancing the specification and imbuing the timepieces with a decidedly British character.

The team of watchmakers at Garrick, headed by Master Watchmaker, Simon Michlmayr, craft fine timepieces that watchmakers and horological aficionados can truly appreciate. Garrick movements feature the brand’s own open bridges, expertly finished by time-served watchmakers with hand bevelled edges and thermally blued screws.

Garrick also offer a fully bespoke service where clients can express their own character, specifying design details which are important to them.

Despite being a haven of traditional watchmaking expertise, the company continues to explore new designs, complications and innovations. Garrick’s remarkable success has seen the company expand and it plans to announce further new models in the coming months. Moreover, the development of Garrick’s own in-house movement is at an advanced stage and will be released once the company’s extensive testing regime has been completed.

The desire to produce fine watches which celebrate British watchmaking is something close to the hearts of David Brailsford and Simon Michlmayr. It is born out of an innate need to patriotically champion home-grown talent and create a new chapter in British watchmaking history. This isn’t marketing hyperbole, but the understandable patriotic motivation of a team who wish to write their own chapter in Britain’s horological annals.

Garrick is part of the JIC Group Est 1998
And a couple of its current models:






Style is much dressier than I wear, and the prices are a bit steep, but they do seem to be doing their own think and are also making completely bespoke models as well.

You can find out more here:
http://www.garrick.co.uk/
 

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Hah..you fooled me. Completely thought you were getting into microbrand thing and half expecting some awesome Seiko inspired pieces.
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As for these, they are nice. Just too dressy for my personal tastes. (I'm not much of a dress watch guy)
 

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I know nothing of this brand, and usually ignore dress pieces, but this is a very good looking watch. Thanks for the post


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Yep nice looking pieces, but totally not my style. If they were a bit more affordable I would pick on up only as a novelty of having my name on the dial.

Hah..you fooled me. Completely thought you were getting into microbrand thing and half expecting some awesome Seiko inspired pieces.
LOL

As for these, they are nice. Just too dressy for my personal tastes. (I'm not much of a dress watch guy)
 
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