Old England watches from the watch hut
Old England watches first appeared on the scene back in the swinging sixties, 1967 to be precise, when they were launched by the Accurist watches fashion house. Perfect for the time, they highlighted the fashionable exuberance of Britain, a vibrant and bold nation.
Having started in London, the watch brand soon crossed the Atlantic to be sold by gigantic American retailers Bloomingdales, where they were greatly received by the American public, who were experiencing British fever.
Old England watches Ė The British tradition of dressing with confidence
The use of Union Jacks is a common them that many of the Old England watches from The Watch Hut use, although some of the colours may not be consistent to the original design, the British theme can be felt with ease. Some of the watches however donít feature the British flag; some of the more simple designed pieces have block colour schemes with basic number or Roman numeral displays.
While all of the watches have analogue displays and all feature than unmistakable Old England feel, there is a great deal of variation within the range. Monochrome watches, brightly coloured pieces and some pieces that you donít even wear on your wrist! Thatís right, some of the watches in the Old England range at The Watch Hut are pocket watches, stylish and classic looking pocket watches that have drawn celebrity attention from none other than British pop royalty Jessie J and Labrinth.
Itís been a recurring theme for pop royalty and even real royalty to wear Old England watches, with Elton John, The Beatles, Twiggy and even Princess Anne being some of the famous wearers of the classic watches over the last 45 years.