Movement : Manually Wound ETA 7001
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : April 2021
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 11.8mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Fears bespoke wooden presentation box and paperwork. The watch comes paired The watch comes with three quick-release straps, a rich chocolate brown Short Bund strap handmade in Belgium from European Buffalo nubuck, a brown Regular NATO strap with seat belt weave and finally a Mink Brown Regular strap handmade in Belgium from Indian Madras goat's leather, the accompanying stainless steel pin buckle carries the final flourish of an engraving of the Fears pipette logo. The watch is from April 2021 and is sold in worn but great condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2021 Fears Brunswick Brown 175th Anniversary, hand-built in Britain with a Limited run of just 5 pieces. A unique serial number is engraved between the lugs at 12 o’clock, this number can identify the watch's history from its master database. The inspiration for the case for this watch comes from a Fears watch originally made in 1924. Manufactured in Germany, its wonderfully curvaceous 38mm case is made from 316L stainless steel, the finish and depth of polishing are quite exquisite and showcase the skill and attention to detail of the German manufacturers. To facilitate daily winding the watch features a traditional “onion” shaped crown, this being made in Switzerland. On the dial, numerals expertly applied by hand, capture and play with the light as you gently wind the crown to begin your day. A domed sapphire crystal sits above an incredible Fears Brunswick Brown dial, the Burnt Ochre dial undergoes an extraordinary 59 production processes to achieve its multi-tone colour, the dial is made up of a galvanic coating of Rhodium and a clear lacquer which has a bespoke shade of brown pigment. The ring of the dial on which the numerals sit is hand-brushed meaning the surface is unique to each watch, truly a masterclass in dial manufacture. Hand-applied numerals and pips marking the hours are machined from brass and polished to a mirror finish, they then receive a hand-painted cream enamel coating, this same hand-painted cream enamel coating is given to the elegant skeletal “Fears” Hands which are all finished by their expert in-house watchmakers in the UK creating depth and finishing that has rarely been seen on mass-produced, stamped hands. Watch hand production and construction is a practice performed by only a handful of British watch brands. On the reverse, we have a case back with the 175th Anniversary logo, laser engraved, the number out of 5 is also engraved at the bottom. Inside we have a hand-wound ETA 7001, 17 jewels, and 18,000 beats per hour. First introduced in the 1970s it quickly gained a reputation for being reliable. Its slim design incorporates an Incabloc shock system. Each movement is serviced and hand-finished here in Britain, applying Côtes de Genève striping and Rhodium plating, once re-assembled and thoroughly tested it receives its “Golden Pipette '' which is handmade and applied to the bridge. The watch comes with three quick-release straps, a rich chocolate brown Short Bund strap handmade in Belgium from European Buffalo nubuck, a brown Regular NATO strap with seat belt weave and finally a Mink Brown Regular strap handmade in Belgium from Indian Madras goat's leather, the accompanying stainless steel pin buckle carries the final flourish of an engraving of the Fears pipette logo. The Brunswick Brown is presented in a bespoke wooden box, crafted in Britain from English Ash, which is stained Fears Blue, and lined in genuine cream suede, the watch sits proudly on a special cushion.
One I am sad to see go, this was my personal Fears Brunswick Brown, but I am selling it to make room for other watches in my collection and also to free up more capital to invest in stock. We are in a buyer's market, so nows is the time to have more capital to buy more watches! I'm sure I'll own one again in the future.
The year was 1846 and a young watchmaker named Edwin Fear established a workshop and showroom in his own name at 33-35 Redcliff Street in Bristol. The company ‘Edwin Fear’ that he created became more and more successful and eventually, in 1866 needed to expand to their second premises, on Bristol Bridge, which served as Fears headquarters until the 1940s. During this period, the company had three different Managing Directors. Following the passing of Edwin in 1877 the business was handed down to his son, Amos Daniel Fear, who in 1908 saw the company become a limited company whilst also changing its operating name from ‘Edwin Fear’ to ’Fears Limited’. Amos also safely navigated the company through the First World War,1914-1918, after which he established an export department, called ‘Fears (Export) Limited’ at No. 14 Brunswick Square in Bristol. In late 1945, following the War, Fears moved to new premises in Clifton, Bristol, just in time to celebrate the company’s centenary in 1946 with a new watch collection. Fears continued to thrive through the post-war years until it sadly closed its doors in 1976. It was not until 40 years later in 2016 when an aspiring young apprentice watchmaker at Rolex in London, Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, the great-great-great-grandson of Edwin Fear, re-launched his family’s company at the SalonQP watch show on 3rd November 2016. Keeping the name ‘Fears’ he released their first wristwatch in the twenty-first century, the Redcliff. Rolling with the success of the Redcliff in 2017 they released their second wristwatch, The Brunswick, named after Brunswick Square in Bristol.