Fears is one of Britain’s oldest watch companies, having first been established by Edwin Fear in 1846 on Redcliff Street in Bristol, England. After 110 years of designing and manufacturing watches, the company closed its doors in the late 1950s when the third generation of the family retired.
In 2016, when the business would have celebrated its 170th anniversary, it was re-established by Edwin Fear’s great-great-great-grandson, Nicholas Bowman-Scargill. Today Fears is located in the historic London Docklands, where the watches are designed, before being manufactured in Switzerland.
The relaunch of the company saw the first new Fears watch in 60 years, the Redcliff Date, which takes its name from the street in Bristol where Fears was originally started. The Redcliff Date is an elegant timepiece that combines a contemporary, understated design with design details taken from previous Fears watches produced in the 1940s/50s.
Available in an extensive range of dial and strap options, Fears continues to once again offer a well-made watch at an accessible price.
Fears recently launched their first mechanical hand-wound watch – the Brunswick.