Garrard were the Crown Jewellers, supplier to HM Queen Elizabeth, so this sterling silver watch would have been a valuable reward for long service.


From the long service inscription from Imperial Chemicals Limited to a Miss D. M. Winchester on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being engraved in 1964.  The bracelet clasp is hallmarked for 1961, but the 1964 attribution is far more obvious.  I.C.I. watches are not uncommon, but the men generally got steel watches so maybe Miss Winchester was higher up the organisation.


Based in Regents Street, Garrard have been trading for nearly 300 years and have held Royal warrants in the UK since 1843.  If you need a crown, they make it.  They were never true watchmakers – i.e. making their own movements – but they would specify watches that were good enough to carry the Garrard name.    The dial is very clean, and the Dennison made case and bracelet were tarnished.  We have cleaned this off with a jewellers cloth but it is an indication that the watch has not been worn much.  The movement is a hand wind, 17 jewel AS 1156, nicely finished with Côtes de Genève striping.  That little extra time (and therefore money) spent on a part of the watch that the owner would rarely if ever see is an indicator that corners were not cut.  The fitted box is in good order.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, some guarantee papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  22.8 mm

Width without crown  21.4 mm

Between lugs  9 mm

Lug to lug length  25.6 mm

Case Thickness  7.4 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 165 mm.  The bracelet has a ladder clasp so can be set in four smaller sizes without the need for special adjustment.

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 150mm/6 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.