5 Independent Watch Brands That You Should Know

Posted on 15 June 2017

When it comes to looking sharp, the devil is in the details. From making a great first impression to being on time for a crucial appointment, you’ve got absolutely no chance of taking over the world without a watch. Here’s our rundown of the five independent watch brands that you should know.


Newgate Watches

Founded by Jim and Chloe Read, British brand Newgate Watches are renowned for their innovative timepieces. These striking watches can either be the centrepiece of a look or blend seamlessly into your wardrobe. The selection of watches that Newgate creates is so vast that we really struggled to select just three, so we’d recommend checking out this independent watch brands full selection!



Barbas and Zacari

Barbas and Zacári are a contemporary independent watch brand from Australia. With a passion for minimalist, scandi-style watches. Barbas and Zacári offer modern timepieces that can be worn to any occasion. Barbas and Zacari are also proud supporters of The Cancer Research Foundation of Australia, and proudly donate $5 Australian Dollars for every watch sold to the foundation. So you can look good and feel good too!



Burlingham London

Burlingham London are driven by a love of watches and the planet. Founders Geoff and Henry were inspired to build a watch brand that combined Swiss influence with British design. These timepieces are inspired by classic fabrics such as tweed, historical gold sovereigns and British heritage. Burlingham’s ethos has always been to deliver the best watches at an affordable price, which makes this independent watch brand even more attractive.



Minute & Azimut



Inspired by the golden age of watchmaking of the 21st century, Minute & Azimut watches are built to stand the test of time. Last year, the brand launched a collection of beautiful timepieces inspired by 1960’s design. At the heart of each watch is Swiss technology, which is complimented with a genuine leather strap. Having partnered with the Woodland Trust, eco-consciousness is central to Minute & Azimut’s ethos. 






Votch are fast becoming the next big thing. This independent watch brand design sleek, simple watches with 100% vegan leather straps. Each timepiece is made with premium components, and every stage in the design and manufacturing process has been considered to ensure that the highest ethnical standards are adhered to. With their second collection, the brand are allowing wearers to remove and swap the straps, meaning you can have a different colour for every day of the week!



Which is your fave from the list above? Let us know in the comments or share on Facebook and Twitter!

1 comment

  • Paul Tatum: July 09, 2017

    Love the Burlingham Watches. Very Gentlemen like

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