The Coalbanks Collection

From train track to timepiece. You are looking at a piece of history repurposed for your wrist. This manually wound timepiece is made from 132 - 136 year old train track pried from the hillside of our hometown, Lethbridge, Alberta. This durable steel rail, manufactured by companies from Wales and elsewhere in the UK, became the backbone of the coal mining industry and was an integral piece of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was sourced from the Galt No. 8 Mine site, which closed in 1957, and was a catalyst of economic development in aptly named Coalbanks (since changed to Lethbridge), as well as neighbouring towns Coalhurst and Coaldale. Larry Christmas, a previous chairman of the History and Heritage Committee of the Coal Association of Canada said: “The Galt No. 8 Mine site represents one of the most important abandoned coal mines in Canada...”

We're proud to use this history for our limited edition timepieces. Click HERE for even more information
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The Coalbanks - Barrow 1885 Edition
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The Coalbanks - Dowlais 1884 Edition
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The Coalbanks - Blaenavon 1882 Edition
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