William Wood was the name of our Founder’s Late Grandfather. He served in the British Fire Service for 25 years winning commendations for his acts of bravery. He was stationed at Pilgrim Street for the Newcastle & Gateshead Fire Brigade serving on the Blue Watch.
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ROLE MODEL AND INSPIRATION
William retired from the Fire Service in 1982 leaving a lasting impression on his colleagues and his grandson Jonny. His impact and legacy now lives on within our unique watches.
THE MATCH WAS LIT
In 2017 our CEO Jonny Garrett founded William Wood Watches. His vision was to create beautifully crafted British design watches made from upcycled firefighting materials in dedication to his grandfather, firefighters and first responders internationally.
SETTING THE WORLD ALIGHT
We have customers in over 50 countries worldwide, offering distinct collections that can compete with the best in the world. We are proud to have donated over £123,000 to International Firefighting Charities supporting our heroes in need.
HISTORY IN EVERY WATCH
We take an original Merryweather Brass Firefighter's Helmet, worn by firefighters in Britain in the 1920's, and melt it inside every William Wood watch. All craftsmanship is carried out London.
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UPCYCLED FIRE HOSE STRAPS
We are donated used fire hose from fire services around the world which have come to the end of their life. We clean and protect the hose from any hazardous chemicals and turn them into our luxury watch straps through a lengthy and skilled process. Each cut of hose has a unique finish and story to tell.
GIVEN A SECOND LIFE
Firefighters around the world wear Fire Gear when entering fires to protect themselves from the uncertain elements that lay inside. We receive the unwanted Fire Gear once it has come to the end of its career and repurpose it into our luxury watch straps.
Our donations to charities in the UK, USA, Australia and Ukraine.
HEAR FROM OUR OTHER CUSTOMERS
“ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY WATCH”
JAYNE CLAYSON, UK
“I’M A FAN OF EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COMPANY”
BRADLEE DOERZBACHER, USA
“I LOVE MY NEW WILLIAM WOOD”
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“DO I HAVE TOO MANY?”
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