Watches of Lancashire is an independent business dedicated to delivering the best service in the luxury watch industry.
As a specialist in vintage timepieces, we only select and sell watches that meet our high standards and are sourced by our qualified watchmakers.
Every watch on the website comes with a 24-month guarantee, covered by our sister company Ian Walsh Watchmaking.
At the forefront of the industry, we can offer advice about investment watches and also provide maintenance for your existing timepieces. You can do this over the phone, via the website or you can organise a private consultation appointment at our high street workshop based in Darwen Lancashire.
Meet the team
Watchmaker and Owner at Watches of Lancashire
Ian started out his career at the age of 13 working as a clockmakers apprentice. From there he went on to graduate from Manchester’s’ School of Horology. Fresh from college Ian started working at Tag Heuer where he specialised in vintage chronographs and complications. It’s while here Ian developed his passion for vintage timepieces. After leaving Tag Heuer to set up his own watchmaking business Ian went on to develop his own watch brand IWI which he then went on to sell in 2012. Since then Ian has focussed all his energy in the procurement and restoration of vintage timepieces and is one of the leading stockists of vintage Omega wristwatches.
Technician and Vintage Watch Specialist
Having completed work experience at Tag Heuer Daniel had found his vocation in watchmaking and once he finished school he started his apprenticeship at Watches of Lancashire. Since then Daniel has acquired a great deal of knowledge and shares Ian’s passion for all things vintage. He also plays an active role in watch sourcing and has a great eye for rare and unusual pieces.
Ian’s favourite vintage watch
1951 Omega Cosmic Square Moon Phase ref. OT 3944
“The Omega shows class and is an amazing all round piece. I’ve always had a soft spot for 50’s and 60’s Omegas but I’ve never found a square cosmic in the condition I want”.
Daniel’s favourite vintage watch
1960’s Breitling AVI chronograph 765.
“I’ve always loved vintage Breitling and own a number of them. Their heritage is great and the funky designs of the 70’s even better! But this one has evaded me mainly due to the price”.