Clemence Watches - Founder's Story
A digital Mickey Mouse first sparked my interest in watches, but that was the early 90s and I was still running around in light-up trainers and swinging off trees.
Growing up, Dad would tell me stories about my late Grandfather, Poppa Tom. He had passed away 30 years earlier but Dad always kept several mementos of him close by; Poppa Tom’s war medals, a photo of him looking lovingly at Nanna, and his watch, a gold Universal Genève. A child of curiosity, I remember being fascinated by this timepiece, trying it on next to Micky. As the loose strap slipped down my scrawny forearm, Dad would recall stories of Poppa Tom riding his motorbike through the Lake District and the two of them restoring a Mk1 Mini together. The watch was, and still is, a time machine to these moments. This is how I fell in love with watches.
A few decades later and Poppa Tom’s watch now fits my wrist, snuggly in the same notch he wore it. Imbued by those early memories, my vision is to create watches that will go the distance, with a spirit of adventure and legacy.
Clemence Watches is an independent brand, based in Edinburgh. This means we take a hands-on approach to everything we do, giving us the freedom to create our vision of perfect watches and proudly uphold values of the British Watch & Clock Makers Alliance.
Our watches are assembled and designed here in Britain using parts manufactured by our skilled partners around the world.
By working with local and international experts we ensure our watches are the best they can be, assembled and tested with the care they deserve, at an accessible price.
We stand behind our watches and are committed to ensuring we have the spare parts necessary to support future repairs and services.
For every watch that is sold, we will plant a native tree, right here in Scotland, helping to reforest the woodlands of our small island. In addition, every watch is climate-positive. This means we sequester at least twice the carbon footprint of each watch's life cycle.
This is our legacy, helping to leave the environment in a better state than we found it; protecting the wild places we love to explore.
As an Ecologist by training, this commitment is close to my heart, weaving together my love of watches and the outdoors - that's why it's funded through a reduced profit margin, not an inflated watch cost.
Servicing and Maintenance
Clemence Watches are built to last. That means starting with reliable, long-lasting materials and parts. It also means having the option of high-quality repairs and servicing.
We've partnered with British watchmakers Horologium to provide servicing or repairs, ensuring Clemence Watches keep ticking for years to come.