Watch gatherings in the United Kingdom are definitely on the rise. Red Bar and Time 4A Pint offer regular watch-related gatherings for enthusiasts whilst World Time UK offers a London based miniature trade show once a year.
However, as is pointed out by Watch It All About’s Joshua Clare-Flagg, the Midlands don’t have any watch events for the growing community in this area: something which he aims to fix. On the 9th of November (which is to say this coming Saturday) Watch It All About will be hosting a watch fair specifically for this region in Rugby.
This inaugural edition of WatchIt! will be held in Rugby in Warwickshire and will host brands exclusively from Great Britain. These will include Christopher Ward, Hamtun and Vapaus — all brands which are growing in the UK and offering something new to the enthusiast. Also present are vintage watch specialist Watches of Lancashire and Art of Horology, a maker of horological prints.
Aside from the usual trade show concept, the beauty of this event is that you can buy watches there and then, should you like them. Of course, being the first example of this event in this location, only time will tell its impact. With that being said, with the brands present and the host of the event, it promises to be a cracking afternoon.
For further information about the event, head over to Watch It All About.