Winegartens - Seeking information on the British vintage watch brand

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Winegartens - Seeking information on the British vintage watch brand

#1 Post by davidsmith » Wed May 02, 2018 6:41 am

Hi everyone, I'm desperately looking to find some more information on the Vintage British watch brand called 'Winegartens'.

All I can find is it used to be a jewellery shop in London (Bishopsgate) between 1930's-1990's. That sold luxury watches as well as selling their own branded watches. It was then bought out by Goldsmiths group for their shop location and the brand was dissolved.

I've seen a few watches pop up on eBay or watch auctions, but I'm wondering if any one has any information at all into the brand, the family behind it or any old photo's of the shop.

Any info whatsoever would be great!

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Re: Winegartens - Seeking information on the British vintage watch brand

#2 Post by vintagehamiltons » Wed May 02, 2018 6:47 am

Never heard of it.
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Re: Winegartens - Seeking information on the British vintage watch brand

#3 Post by davidsmith » Wed May 02, 2018 6:55 am

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Re: Winegartens - Seeking information on the British vintage watch brand

#4 Post by tnwareagle89 » Thu May 03, 2018 7:10 am

This watch is similar to the pic you posted - narrative "Winegartens London steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1950 - A mid-size stainless steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch

In good original condition, this watch has a champagne dial with combination black Arabic and recessed pink gilded numerals. Winegartens, a retailer based in Bishopsgate, London, EC2 were perhaps best known for the railway regulator watches that they produced from the early part of the 20th century. For this watch, Winegartens used a good quality 17 jewel calibre by the specialist Swiss movement manufacturers, A. Schild. The steel case was supplied to Winegartens by the English case maker, Dennison and is their case model 12325."

Hope this helps - I was not familiar with the brand either

https://www.blackbough.co.uk/product/wi ... 50-wwwisr/

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