Movement : Manually Wound ETA 7001
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : August 2019
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 11.8mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Unworn
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Month 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 with its original Fears strap with its signed buckle. The watch is from August 2019 and is sold in the unworn condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Made in small batches each piece has a unique serial number 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 comes from a Fears watch made in 1924. Its 38mm curvaceous case is made from 316L stainless steel in Germany to a level only ever seen on precious metal cases. The case has only one flat surface, its rear sapphire crystal. The depth of the polishing shines through the craftsmanship of the polisher. On the right-hand side sits a traditional onion crown made in Switzerland. Ridges are expertly printed to capture the light as you gently wind the crown to begin your day. The domed sapphire crystal sits above a hand-polished white lacquered dial, expertly made in Germany by one of the world's finest dial makers. An outer minute track encircles the dial. Multiple layers of black are applied to the finished dial using a numeral set used by Fears in 1946. At 6 o’clock a subsidiary second. The distinctive “Fears” hands are thermally blued by a flame, by their in-house expert watchmaker in the UK. This traditional method of hardening steel is unique to each watch. A practice only a handful of British watch brands actually do. On the reverse a flat sapphire crystal. Inside we have a hand-wound ETA 7001, 17 jewels, beating at a leisurely 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. Each watch is individually checked by Nicholas before it leaves the premises. Fitted on a 20mm handmade Fears Blue Bristol leather strap. Its calf leather is vegetable tanned in one of Britain's oldest tanneries in Bristol- Thomas Ware & Sons. The stainless steel buckle pin has the pipette logo engraved on it.
I am pleased to be bringing you a Mark 2 Dial Brunswick White, one of the least made dial variants! You truly cannot go wrong with the Fears Brunswick, owning the Brown dial personally I believe it to be one of the most universal watches on the wrist for any size wrist, me and my wife both wear the Brunswick Brown and I suspect you would end up doing the same with the Brunswick White!
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, who is 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 from the Redcliff in 2017 they released their second wristwatch, The Brunswick, named after Brunswick Square in Bristol.