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Scotland Watch Company Watch Microbrand

NEW SCOTTISH WATCH BRAND.

LAUNCHING A LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION

ON KICKSTARTER SOON:

The Saltire Collection

Named after the flag of Scotland. Designed with subtle features reflecting the uniqueness of Scottish history, culture, natural beauty, and art.

 

Limited edition, featuring vailed Scottish elements in design.

Flag of a Nation

Designed By Scottish Horologists

Canny Craftsmanship

The Saltire Collection

Saltire Day

Scotland’s summer can be short and often falls on as little as a weekend! The Saltire Day dial brightens up a day, whatever the season. The dial features:

  • Bright, sky blue enamel

  • Ethereal cloud-like Saltire Cross 

Saltire Night

An ode to Scotland's clean air and starlit skies, the Saltire Night's custom-moulded blue aventurine dial breathes fresh air. The dial features:

  • Navy blue aventurine

  • Dotted Milky Way Saltire cross

Saltire Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis, also known as the "Mirrie Dancers" in the Orkney and Shetland Islands, is often shimmering across Scotland's Northern skies throughout the winter months, The dial features:

  • Navy blue aventurine

  • Dotted Milky Way Saltire Cross

  • Aurora Borealis

Scotland Watch Company is the only watch microbrand creating themed watches including Scottish elements in the design.

The Beginning

Scotland Watch Company’s story is as diverse as Scotland itself!
In 2019 two Scottish horologist friends, Tomek Borkowy, a fully Scotticized Pole and Colin Graham, a Scottish professional watch repairer, formed a partnership with the mission to produce watches with subtle Scottish themes. 
They invited young e-Commerce specialist Robert Reid-Kay a Scot working in China, and Scot. Watch Company Ltd was born.

Scotland Watch Company 3 founder members
SWC Watches Designed in Scotland

Designed in Scotland

Aventurine and Enamel Dials
We design our watches in-house and purposefully select artisanal manufacturing techniques, that you will not see anywhere else. The Saltire, flag of our nation, is carefully recreated onto the dial, and only reveals itself upon close inspection.

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SCOTTISH HOROLOGICAL HERITAGE

By producing Scottish themed watches we would like to also focus your attention on the long history of clock and watchmaking in Scotland. From the mid 15th century Clock Masters were working in all large towns in Scotland instating and meaning tower clocks.

From beginning of the 17th century Edinburgh and Glasgow were centres for clockmaker.  Edinburgh’s Clock Maker’s Land was created in the West Bow, where innovative clock and watchmaking masters worked and educated a number of apprentices.  The most famous of the era was David Ramsay born in 1585 who became clockmaker to James VII of Scotland and I of England, and later to Charles I of England. Between 1677 and 1694 Paul Roumieu was praised for his craftsmanship and the quality of his time pieces.

An apprentice who applied to the Guild to become a Freeman, had to design and make a timepiece to prove his ability.  There were a number of very distinguished Scottish makers: such as Andrew Brown, James Cowan, John Smith, George Munro, Thomas Gordon to mention a few of them.  In the Victorian era James Muirhead was “Watchmaker to the Queen”.

All Scottish clock and watch makers were advancing horological progress, but they rarely patented their inventions, as the Scottish clock and watch trade understood that an invention belongs to its inventor. However, many innovations were “adopted” by English and European horologists.  In 1914 two Scottish submarine officers designed the first watertight wristwatch, which was produced by Edinburgh jewellers Brook & Son in 1915 under the name of Submarine and manufactured by Swiss Tavannes. Three years later high society London jeweller, Birch & Gaydon launched the same design of watch manufactured by Zenith under the name Land & Water.   In the future we will tell you more about this significant Scottish watch.

SOSHUL MEEJAH

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