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Fears Watches and Rampley & Co - When unique craftsmanship unite

Posted on by Lizzie Watson

There is no doubting the enormous skill involved in taking a creative vision from perception to print, but if ever there were two creatives who could make it work so effectively, it's Fears Watches and Rampley & Co

Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, Edwin Fear's great-great-great-grandson and 4th Managing Director of Fears, has always believed in the little extras and finishing touches to delivering not just a high-quality product, but a level of personal service that perhaps is a dwindling area in the giving and receiving of gifts. In such a digital age, a well thought out personal touch has maximum impact on its recipient. 

In an exciting development of friendship and British craftsmanship, Nicholas approached Elliot Rampley and Simon Cranston at Rampley & Co to ask them to design and make a bespoke and unique to Fears Watches, pocket square that could be included with the purchase of the Brunswick - Fears' first mechanical watch in over 50 years.

 

 

What makes the Brunswick so special?

The Brunswick takes its name from Brunswick Square in Bristol.
This is a significant location for Fears - it is where Fears established its export business, Fears (Export) Limited, in 1920 at No. 14.
The design of the Brunswick is inspired by the glamour of the 1920s and 30s, an era when the first wrist watches were being produced and the round watch case that is so prevalent today had yet to achieve its dominance.
At this time, a popular shape for watches was the cushion case - a beautiful combination of a rounded square with a circular dial.


Each Brunswick is hand built in Britain using many parts made here, and the pocket square too is handcrafted in England. Using the finest quality materials, the finest printers and craftsmen who expertly pay attention to every detail, Rampley & Co's truly unique pieces are expertly hand rolled and are one-of-a-kind.

In true Fears style, the silk pocket square features a bold geometrical design, taken from the technical drawing of the Brunswick case, and is printed on the rich, dark blue that is synonymous with the Fears branding.

A pocket square is a versatile way to entirely transform the look of a jacket. How you fold a pocket square can add a subtle accent or a flamboyant addition of colour which becomes the focal point of your outfit. 



The Fears Brunswick and the pocket square in The Puff Fold


The Fears Brunswick design has also been made into a silk Twilly Scarf which can be worn as a headscarf, tied around your neck as a bow or around your wrist. It can also be wrapped around the handles of your handbag.
This makes it more than just an extra, it is a gift within a gift - a thing of beauty that, just like the watch itself, will add elegance and style to any outfit.

"The last things we add to our outfits, like a watch and a pocket square, are the first things people notice." Nicholas


The Fears Watch Collection


The Rampley & Co Collection