We love great stories at MrWatchMaster and here we focus on William Wood Watches. William Wood (below) was the name of founder of the company, Jonny Garrett’s late grandfather. He served in the British Fire Service for over 25 years winning commendations for his acts of bravery.
Jonny set up William Wood Watches to carry on his grandfathers chivalrous legacy and promote his courageous, cool and courteous ways which has proven to be timeless values and much needed in the modern day world. Their iconic logo represents the side profile of a 1920’s British firefighters helmet in dedication to his heroic grandfather and the years of courage he showed.
The Valiant Collection is a fully stainless steel Automatic diving watch equipped with a choice of either a Sellita SW200 or Japanese Seiko NH35 Automatic movement. They pored over the design of their Valiant Collection for months and came up with a watch that pays homage to the Fire Service and his grandfather, whilst still being a beautiful timepiece for the general public.
Rank Markings – At the turn of the century the Fire Brigade was a branch of the Police Force and the rank structure was that of Police. When the Fire Service was made independent of the Police a new rank structure and markings were designed for the uniform. Now rankings of a firefighter can be seen on their uniform collar. The two stripe indices located at the 12 on the watch face represent the markings a Crew Manager would have on his or her uniform collar.
Checkered Markings – Printed around the perimeter of the dial is the exact checkered markings design from the side of a British fire engine which have been picked up and dropped onto our Valiant Collection watch face in an understated yet complimentary way.
Bell Chime – Now that we have moved through the ranks of complexity to an automatic movement we have added a sweeping second hand to the dial. The second hand has been designed to look like the chime from an old fire engine bell.
Super-LumiNova – We wanted this to be a watch that you could wear everyday. No matter what the job! By having Super-LumiNova on the indices, hands and bezel you can follow the time no matter how dark your environment may be.
Water Resistant (100m) – You have the ability to dive up to 100m without any fear of water damage. You can confidently wear your watch in the swimming pool or in the shower without giving it a second thought.
Firefighter Helmet Crown – Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the upcycling element you all love. Placed inside the crown is an inset made from a 1920’s British brass firefighter’s helmet. All of the casting and craftsmanship is carried out in the heart of London’s prestigious jewellery district of Hatton Garden. Each inset is finished with our unique William Wood firefighter helmet logo engraving.
Fire Hose Straps – Something that we are very proud of is the fact that we have created our very own William Wood straps made from cast off Angus Duraline British fire hose rubber. The luscious red makes our watches stand out and you can still smell the smokiness in the rubber! You will find out more about these further into the presentation.
- Swiss Sellita SW200 or Japanese NH35 Automatic movement
- Case diameter 41mm
- Case thickness 16mm
- Lug width 20mm
- Water Resistant 100 metres / 10 ATM
- 316L Stainless Steel case and metal band
- Double domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating and blue tint
- Rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova 12 dot
- Super-LumiNova hands, indices and bezel 12 dot
- Domed dial with date window and sweeping second hand
- Crown inset made from original 1920’s British brass firefighters helmet
- Deployment clasp buckle on metal band engraved with William Wood logo
- Presentation box includes red travel roll which can hold up to 3 watches, instructions manual and warranty
- 3 year international warranty from the date watch received
- 30 day free returns period
For more information please visit https://williamwoodwatches.com