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British Coronation Watch



Bronze chronograph watch built in celebration of King Charles III Coronation. With British racing green Union Jack fire engine dials, green fire alarm caseback, crown made from a 100 year old melted-down British brass firefighter's helmet and straps made from upcycled fire hose used. Beautifully presented in our genuine Italian leather fire alarm presentation box. Unfortunately this watch is now sold out. To be added to our future limited edition collections launch list please email


Case Measurements:

The case measures 41mm in diameter, with a 16mm thickness (16.5mm including the glass) and a lug width of 20mm. The watch wears as a medium to large size on an average wrist as it houses a chronograph movement inside and has brass pusher buttons on the side of the case.

Lug to Lug:

The lug to lug measurement is 49.5mm. This is an important measurement from the top of the north lug to the bottom of the south lug, allowing you to know how much real estate the watch will take up on your wrist.

Case Execution:

Our case is finished in CuSn8 grade bronze with the sides and lugs executed with a brushed finish. Bronze will age and patina over time changing both colour and texture. The case can be brought back to looking brand new again by applying lemon juice. Our aluminium bezel is unidirectional with a strong setting to each click. The caseback engravings such as our limited edition or authenticity markings are applied through laser engraving.

Movement Specifications:

Swiss-Made Sellita Group SW510 Chronograph Movement with a 48 hour power reserve, 25 jewels accuracy and 28,800 beats per hour. The timekeeping tolerance provided by Sellita is +/-5 seconds per day to +/-12 seconds per day. For full power reserve Sellita recommends that you wind the crown 40 times.

Dial Execution:

The dial has a metallic shimmer coloured finish with cut-out indices and sub dials located at 3pm and 9pm. The 3pm disc measures the start / stop chronograph hand operated by the brass chronograph buttons, and the 9pm disc is the seconds hand. We have a date window located at 6pm which is operated by the watch crown. The dial and hands are curved creating a subtle optical illusion when looking through the side of the glass. Sat below the dial is a C3 grade Super-LumiNova disc finished in the colour green.

Dial Design:

Printed around the outside of the dial is our seconds track which is the exact chequered markings off the side of a British fire engine. The two batten shaped indices positioned at 12 represent the lapel markings that a Crew Manager wears on their uniform in the UK Fire & Rescue Service. The front of our chronograph hand is inspired by the chime inside of a vintage fire bell and the back of the hand represents the head of a firefighter axe. The sub dials are inspired by pressure pump gauges when opening the valve on fire hose. Our iconic vintage firefighter helmet logo is applied to the dial with microlevel detailing.


The material used in our glass is sapphire crystal with an applied anti-reflective coating. The glass is completely scratch resistant and finished with a low flush curve. The glass is tinted with a medium blue colour paying tribute to William Wood’s 25 years of service on a shift pattern called The Blue Watch for the Newcastle & Gateshead Fire Brigade.

Strap Measurements:

Our fire hose and fire gear straps fit a wrist size between 5.5 and 9.5 inches. We do not currently offer straps for lug sizes outside of 20mm.

Strap Execution:

Our full range of watch straps have a 20mm lug width fitting all of our watch collections. Our upcycled fire hose and fire gear straps are finished with a silicon back that is stamped with ‘made from rescued materials’ and ‘William Wood’. All of our straps are fitted with quick-release levers allowing you to add and remove any of our straps without any additional tools required in just a few seconds.

Water Resistance:

100M / 10ATM

International Warranty:

We offer a 3 year international warranty on all of our watches giving you complete peace of mind when making your purchase. When completing a warranty repair we will cover the full associated costs including shipping from and to your address. Please be aware that any watch malfunction caused by water damage sits outside of our international warranty. Please always firmly secure your watch crown against the case before use.

Global Support:

We have three repair centres based in the UK, USA and Asia, giving you international support if, and when required.

    3 year warranty

    Free shipping over £500

    Free 30 day returns

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    British Coronation Watch

    $5,849.00 AUD
    Interest Free Payment Plans

    We offer easy interest free payment plans through Klarna and allowing you to spread the cost of your purchase over 3 months. All UK customers will have the option of paying with either Klarna or Whilst international customer must choose only. Simply add your watch to your cart, follow the checkout instructions all the way through to payment screen, and select your payment plan option. You can pay off your plan early without any penalties. All orders will be dispatched immediately even if the payment plan option is chosen.

    Shipping Times

    We ship all orders UK orders through the Royal Mail Guaranteed Next Day Delivery Service. Once you receive your tracking number by email your order will then arrive the next working day before 1pm. All international orders are shipped through the UPS Tracked and Signed Service. Shipments to the US East Coast will take 24 - 48 hours from receipt of your dispatch email and US West Coast 48 hours. For security purposes all orders require a signature to be delivered so please make every effort to be at home for your expected delivery date.

    Trustpilot Reviews

    We have over 1,200 Trustpilot reviews that you can read from other William Wood watch owners. We pride oursevles on exceptional customer service and currently uphold a 5 out of 5 star average customer service Trustpilot rating which is the number 1 rated watch manufacturer in Great Britain. Read our Trustpilot reviews here.

    Why purchase from us?

    3 Year Warranty

    Your watch is covered by a 3 year warranty with service centres local to you in the UK, North America and Asia.

    Fast Worldwide Shipping

    With our premium trusted courier UPS we can ship to the US East Coast in 24 hours and West Coast within 48 hours of collection.

    Trustpilot Excellent

    We are proud to be rated Great Britain's Number 1 Watch Manufacturer on Trustpilot.



    Inside our Triumph Collection lives a melted down 100 year old British brass firefighter's helmet, once worn by firefighters in the 1920's. The helmet is set inside our watch crown and is stamped with our iconic logo.


    fire hose straps

    Our watch straps are made from upcycled fire hose that has been used by fire services around the world. We clean, cut and repurpose them into our elegant and comfortable watch straps all fitted with quick-release functionality.


    3 year warranty

    Your William Wood watch is covered by a 3 year warranty giving you complete piece of mind when placing your order.

    We have 3 service and repair centres based in the UK, US and Asia giving you international support if required.

    Jayne Clayson, UK

    “Absolutely love my watch”

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    “I’m a huge fan of this company”

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    “I love my new William Wood”

    Michael Cooper, UK

    “Do I have too many?”

    Dan Jones, UK

    “The perfect pairing”

    proud to support firefighters

    We are proud to have donated over £120,000 to firefighters and their families in the UK, US, Australia and Ukraine.

    You can learn more about our charitable our efforts here.

    New York Times

    A Grandfather’s Job Becomes a Watch Company’s Inspiration

    A vintage firefighter’s helmet, for example, is the logo at William Wood Watches.
    The Guardian

    Why British watches have hit the big time

    UK brands are piquing international interest and proving that a high-status timepiece need not be Swiss.
    Financial Times

    William Wood: the watchmaker recycling firefighters' kit

    Founder Jonny Garrett talks about his novelties and the British company's charitable efforts.