We’ve been crafting some of the world’s most unique, award winning and storied timepieces since 2011. Since this watch is handmade and unique to you we can 100% guarantee your watch will be 1 of 1. If you have any questions about our work please reach out!
You are looking at a piece of history repurposed for your pocket. This manually wound timepiece is made from 137 year old train track pried from the hillside of our hometown, Lethbridge, Alberta. This durable steel, manufactured by Barrow Hematite Steel Company in 1885, 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...”
The Barrow Hematite Steel Company was a major iron and steel producer in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire (now Cumbria), England, between 1859 and 1963. At the turn of the 20th-century and the technological revolution it operated the largest steel mill in the world.
Their quality steel rail now functions as the dial of our hand built and individually numbered timepiece. The tether is made from Horween leather made by our friends at Populess. This edition is packaged in a Canadian-made wood box that’ll blow your socks off. And of course the craftsmen who make your watch are human, not machines, ensuring your timepiece is completely unique in finish. Because our watches are made by hand, please allow for minor differences in colour and texture. We hope you love it as much as we loved making it.
Movement: ETA 6498-1 with Geneva Stripe finishing.
Functions: Manually wound, 18,000 beats/hour, 46 hour power reserve, hours, minutes, sweeping second hand at the 5, incabloc shock protection.
Case: 41mm. Hand-shaped 316L Stainless Steel.
Caseback: Hand-shaped 316L Stainless Steel.
Dial: Monochromatic & historic 136 year old 1080 High Magnese Steel from the Barrow railroad track.
Finishing: Hand-finished to create a beautiful industrial look.
Hands: White wire hour and minute hands. Black second hand.
Front Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal
Back Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal
Water Resistance: 5ATM
Tether: Hand-made tether in both brown & black
Packaging: Hand-made beautiful one-off packaging made from wood.
Warranty: 2 Year Warranty
Guarantee: We offer a one week compliment guarantee. If someone doesn’t love your pocket watch within one week of wearing it…you’ve probably never left your house.
Build Time: 3-4 weeks.
Love Time: Approx forever. Actually, forever.