I’ve never really been one to have my head turned by designer items. Of course, we’d all love to have the budget to spend as we pleased, but for me the look and feel of a product is what I fall in love with.
In most areas of my wardrobe I’m a fast fashion kind of girl. I look for inexpensive nods to trends, enjoy them while the mood takes me, and feel a lot less guilty about changing them up when it doesn’t.
I think though, that certain things are definitely worth investing in if you can. A good leather handbag, a quality Winter coat, and a classically beautiful watch. There’s longevity in all of these items, and if you’re canny with the ones you choose, they’ll coordinate with that wardrobe of budget friendly Topshop and Zara for years to come.
‘Cost per wear’, isn’t that what they say?
Harold Pinchbeck recently sent Mr M and I these beautiful watches, to start our collection of classic pieces. Handmade and crafted in Lincoln, each one is attended to by skilled watch makers who pay the most careful attention to detail. They are stunning, even more so than we expected, and all the more special knowing the care that has gone into their creation.
(I really love the nude coloured strap and silver hardware on the Florence. A lot of my previous watches have been gold, and the clash with my platinum wedding rings has always bothered me. It’s the little things, isn’t it? 🙂 )
The Ostrich leather strap on the Edward has really distinct markings, is super soft, and Mr M really loves the tan colour too. It’s such a classic style, and I can see him wearing it for many years to come.
I love that we can wear a variation on the same watch (similar to our wedding rings I suppose!), and also that they have been crafted by a small, British team. Knowing the provenance of something I’m investing in is very important for me and here it is assured, as is the quality, workmanship and years of experience that are evident in each piece.
It is a heritage that dates from 1796, when Christopher Pinchbeck became watch and clock maker by appointment to King George III. Almost two and a half centuries later the legacy is continued, and embodies the same passion for detail with which it was started. Modern timepieces made in a very traditional way. But that we could say that about everything we buy these days!
Look out for how we’ve styled our watches in the coming weeks, along with how they’re holding up after a bit of wear and tear. We both can’t wait to wear them!
** We were gifted these watches in return for sharing our thoughts on them with you. All opinions are honest and entirely our own. **