Fears Archival 1930 Vintage Movement Rectangular Art Deco Watch
Fears Archival 1930 Vintage Movement Rectangular Art Deco Watch
Fears Archival 1930 Vintage Movement Rectangular Art Deco Watch
Fears Archival 1930 Vintage Movement Rectangular Art Deco Watch

Fears Archival 1930 Vintage Movement Rectangular Art Deco Watch

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THE RECTANGULAR FEARS WATCH.

Hand built in Britain. 

Created to coincide with the 175th Anniversary of the founding of Fears, the Archival 1930 is a proportional recreation of an art deco watch Fears made in 1930. True to the original, each watch features an original vintage movement. With its elegant form it is a perfect luxury rectangular watch for men or women.

CASE

The slim, rectangular case has the same elegant proportions as the original from 1930. The new watch has been increased in size a little while maintaining all the important ratios of the original to suit modern tastes. The case is expertly machined from 316L Stainless Steel, in Germany, to a level usually reserved for precious metals.

This precisely milled case is then finished in a combination of linearly brushed and highly polished surfaces. This long, slim watch sits comfortably on the wrist thanks to its curved profile. Just like the 1930 original, both the crystal and case back have a matching curvature that follows the contours of the wrist perfectly.

The tip of the winding crown, used to wind the watch each day, is deeply engraved with the Fears ‘pipette’ logo.

DIAL

A close reproduction of the 1930 original, the dial has a distinctive Art Deco design, reflecting the glittering age in which it was first created. To capture the original’s look and details first the dial’s base is polished and plated in 18ct Yellow Gold, and then the rest of the dial is layered on top. This results in the real gold border shining through the smooth, matte Champagne finish that is treated to a light 18ct yellow gold plating.

The ‘Deco’ numerals that share the slim proportions of the case are printed in crisp glossy black, giving excellent contrast.

We call this concoction of gold, ‘Vintage Champagne’.

HANDS

Expertly milled before being diamond polished, the solid ‘Fears-shaped’ hands feature a central bevel down their length. This bevel helps them catch the light beautifully.

The rich bluing offers great contrast with the light dial that increases legibility and aids telling the time.

MOVEMENT

The Archival 1930 is powered by an original ‘new old stock’ movement that Fears used in the past. The ETA 2360 movements date back to the 1960s and having never been used previously have undergone a full rebuild and reconditioning in the workshop while receiving an upgraded mainspring to improve reliability.

Please note
We expect timekeeping to be within +/-20 seconds a day, in-keeping with the original specification of the movement.

STRAP

Each Archival 1930 is paired with a handmade Bristol Leather strap in a traditional Oxblood Red, crafted in an art deco style like the original would have been, with no padding and with ‘box-style’ stitching. This premium strap uses calf leather that has been vegetable tanned in Britain’s oldest vegetable tannery, Bristol’s Thomas Ware & Sons to our own shade of this vintage red tone.

The strap is lined in Fears Blue Alcantara®, offering a soft and comfortable feel against the skin. The Strap is fastened with a vintage shaped stainless steel pin buckle, which has received a linear brushing to its sides, matching the finish on the sides of the watch’s case. The final flourish comes in the form of a 1930s Fears logo deeply engraved on the polished top of the buckle.

Strap Size

  • Standard: Fits wrists approx. 172 - 206mm (6.7" - 8.1")
  • Shorter: Fits wrists approx. 163 - 195mm (6.3" - 7.5")

INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED

As with all Fears, each Archival 1930 carries a unique serial number. In addition to this each watch is engraved on the case back with one of the 175 years since the company was founded in 1846. Consequently, this and the Archival 1930 Small Seconds comprise a strictly limited edition model of just 175 pieces.

The Archival 1930 features the years the company was operational; 1846-1976 and 2016-2021.

Which year will I get?
Years will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis chronologically. If there is a year you would like, please contact us after placing your order to find out availability.

BRITISH BOX

The Archival 1930 is presented in a slim, rectangular, wooden box made of solid English ash and stained in our bespoke Fears Blue colour. This luxury box was inspired by traditional slim Fears watch boxes used in the past, in which the watch lay flat.

The top of the box is discretely engraved with the Fears logo and features a gentle bevel around its edges, whilst the interior is lined in genuine cream suede, keeping your watch safe and secure.

ENGRAVED PERSONAL TO YOU

Fears offers an engraving service whereby a watch can be made personal to its new owner. We work with one of the UK's leading 3D laser engravers who can engrave initials, a date, or a special verse on your watch. Please contact us to discuss how we can make your watch extra special.

 

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We offer customers the opportunity to return an item within 14 days of their order being delivered. Please note if your items are engraved or rings resized we cannot offer a refund.

Should you decide to return your item, we will issue you a refund, unless you have been notified otherwise prior to your purchase. This is providing it is returned no later than 14 days after the delivery date, in its unworn and original condition without any damage and with all accompanying documents and materials.

While we do offer all clients free shipping for orders over £50 when delivering your order, we kindly ask you to cover the shipping charge when returning to us.

For returns on purchases over £5000 please contact our team via email or telephone to request a refund. We do not offer returns on a custom/special order or used items.

If the item is faulty please contact us and we can check for the manufacturers warranty and whether the fault will fall under this. Items must be in the same condition it was sent in, with the original packaging and certification that it was sent with.

On receiving back we will have the item checked over by our specialists and contact you to confirm/deny the return. Refunds will be made to the original purchaser in the original method of payment.

Please note, we cannot accept refunds on earrings due to hygiene reasons.

Contact us to arrange your returns here: info@foxhillsjewellers.com

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