Our Story


A photo of my mother and father on a day out in Hyde park in London in 1954, my mother on the far right and my father on the left. Look closely and you can see my father’s watch, a beautiful 1950’s 25 jewel Bidynator Automatic. In 1975, when I was ten, I inherited the watch and as a young inquisitive child this watch sparked my imagination and set me on a career path that would change my life forever as a watchmaker.

Our Story
Our Story

From Father to Son

A Classic 1950`s Swiss Automatic with 25 Jewels

My father’s watch was a typical working men’s watch at the time.


Our Mission

Our Mission is to make great classic watches without compromise and offer them to watch enthusiasts and collectors.

This is the watch from my father that inspired me to attend watchmaking school and then to Oxford for my first job as a watchmaker, hence the name of our first collection – Gentlemen’s Oxford Collection.

The Oxford Collection

Beautifully Styled & Crafted in a modern spirit to reflect the craftsmanship and quality of a bygone age.

VB Watches use only Swiss made movements and are hand assembled and tested by our master watchmakers who use their years of experience to ensure that our customers experience the best of British quality from our London workshop.

All our watches are tested for months before they are released to our customers and the build quality is tested to ensure that your watch will last for years and years.