The Camden Watch Company is an independent British watch company based in the London borough of Camden.
Anneke is a British watch designer trained in Switzerland, where she lived for ten years, and Jerome is Swiss, born and raised in La Chaux-de-Fonds in the heart of the Swiss watch valley. During her time in Switzerland, Anneke designed watches for fashion brands and 'Haute Horlogerie' brands alike, with prices ranging from £50 GBP over £1 million GBP.
Together, we founded The Camden Watch Company with the aim of designing beautiful and high-quality timepieces at an affordable price point. Watches that weren't just good to look at but that also had a story to tell.
We launched our quartz collection in 2014 and it has been extremely well received, but we've always wanted to complement the collection with a range of automatics.
For over twelve months we've been sketching, sampling, re-sampling and working day and night to create the best automatic watch that we could.
And now we have.
The Camden Watch Company No.29 automatic watch is real labour of love. A watch that has been meticulously designed and thought through to the very last detail. Our magnum opus.
By supporting our Kickstarter, you are able to purchase the watch at a great price and become amongst the first to own a Camden Watch Company automatic timepiece.
The watch is ready. We're ready.
All that's missing is you.
Over a year in the making, this is a watch that has been refined, reworked, modified and distilled until just right.
A watch designed not only to look beautiful but to also be extremely wearable.
This is not a watch to dust off once a year for special occasions.
Or a watch to be prized but ultimately forgotten at the back of a drawer - thoughtfully gifted only to be put to one side.
This is a watch to be worn.
A watch to be put to use; loved and looked at every single day. Dressed up with a dinner jacket or dressed down with a t-shirt, paired with whichever clothes the wearer desires.
An affordable automatic timepiece full of details, inspired by Victorian Britain with the modern customer in mind.
The Camden Watch Company.
Not for one but for all.
When it came to designing our automatic range, we first looked to our current collection for inspiration. The choice was clear; the No.29 is overwhelmingly our most popular watch, so this should be the cornerstone of our first automatic range.
The case is 43 mm in diameter, lending a hardwearing and substantial feel to the watch - but by combining this with a large dial opening and tapered case body, we have made sure that it feels in no way bulky like other watches of this size can sometimes seem.
The case finishings are an intricate mix of polished edges and fine brushings, a nod to the industrial inspiration of the watch that also lends an elegant feel to the overall design.
The overarching idea inspiring the design of the dial comes from traction engines, a Victorian invention that revolutionised manual labour. As was often the case with the Victorians, these machines weren’t just built to be practical, but were designed to be beautiful. A high level of craftsmanship, quality and intricate design details can all be seen on machines from this era.
The numbers and surrounding frame are inspired by the front plate found on these engines, and the machined pattern in the centre of the dial is inspired by the detailing found on Victorian steam engines in general.
As an added industrial touch we have used a circular brushed metal finish on the dial, ensuring that although it is still classic, it is also a thoroughly modern design.
The crown shape is based on the crowns found on vintage pocket watches, and as a final flourish, the crown engraving is based on a section of bridge that spans Regent’s Canal in Camden.
A perfect example of the Victorian engineering that inspires so much of what we do.
- Case Diameter: ø 43 mm
- Case Depth: 11.55 mm
- Case Material: Stainless Steel 316L
- Strap Width: 22 mm
- Strap type: Genuine Italian Leather
- Water resistance: 5 ATM / 50 metres
- Movement: Japanese Automatic (Miyota 8215 Fine Finishing)
- Vibration Frequency: 21’600 bph
- Reserve: 42 hours
- Lens : Sapphire with dual anti-reflection coating
- Case-back Lens : Sapphire with dual anti-reflection coating
- Two year guarantee
As with the rest of The Camden Watch Company watches, we will be shipping our automatics for free worldwide. We can deliver to almost every country, but if you are unsure and would like to confirm shipping then drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that orders shipping to outside the EU may be subject to additional customs charges and taxes, applied by the destination country’s customs office.
We expect to start fulfilling orders towards the end of March. If at any time you would like to check on the status of your pledge, then you can either check in the 'Updates' section or contact us as email@example.com.
All Camden Watch Company automatic watches are guaranteed against defects of material and manufacture for the period of twenty-four months from the date of fulfilment under the terms and conditions of this guarantee. For more information please visit www.camdenwatchcompany.com.
Risks and challenges
Here at The Camden Watch Company, designing high quality, affordable watches is what we do.
We have been working in the watch industry for over ten years, and The Camden Watch Company has been designing, creating and delivering high-quality watches at a great price point for just over three. We have two stores in London, one in Camden and one in Boxpark, and an online store that ships globally.
We've delivered watches all over the world, from Alaska to South Africa to right here in Europe.
The prototypes are fully designed and ready to go, and the production line is just waiting for our say to get the manufacturing process underway.
Through our past experience we are confident in the timeline that we have set out. We know that there is always the chance of the unexpected to happen, and will keep all backers updated throughout the process and at every stage.
Thank you so much for your support.
From Camden, with Love.
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