ELEGANTLY UNDERSTATED SINCE 1846
Welcome to one of Britain's oldest family-run watch companies.
The Fears story begins over 170 years ago in 1846, when a talented young watchmaker named Edwin Fear established a watchmaking workshop and showroom on Redcliff Street, Bristol England. Over the subsequent 130 years, three generations of the Fear family grew the business into a well-respected watch company in the UK and over 95 countries around the world until the 1970s when the business closed.
Fears was re-established 40 years later in 2016 by Edwin's great-great-great-grandson to once again produce high-quality, elegant wrist watches that encapsulate the same values and design ethos as before.
We hope you enjoy perusing this site and learning about our two watch families: Brunswick and Redcliff - our interpretation of what we would have be making today if the company hadn't take its 40 year break.
Being a modern watch company with an extensive heritage we pride ourselves on not being slaves to the past while at the same time preserving our own traditions. We present all our watches in dark blue boxes lined in cream - just as we did in the 1950s while also offering a printed brochure rather than a PDF download (you can request a complimentary copy here). These are just some of the little details that go into making ownership one of our watches such a special experience.
Welcome to Fears.