One of our favourite watch review websites is, and the site is running its first ever watch fair in Rugby this November: WatchIt!

WatchIt! Watch Fair – November 2019

WatchIt! is a one-day watch fair in the heart of the U.K, where you can view, handle, talk and buy watches in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It’s been set up by Joshua Clare-Flagg of, who is one of the top  British watch reviewers (and who also has a great line in watch straps and travel cases – check out the website’s shop!)

WatchIt! is a completely free event that will be open to the public; located in Rugby, close to the M1 and M6, making it accessible and easy to reach to all. As it’s also a Midlands based “get-together”, visitors are encouraged to bring their favourite pieces to discuss and show.

British Microbrand Watch Get Together

The majority of brands at WatchIt! are online-only (with no bricks-and-mortar stores); often referred to as “microbrands”. Therefore, it’s a great opportunity to get your hands on some of the best timepieces around and get to meet the brains behind them. The brands that will be involved are still being confirmed, but rest assured that many of the pieces you have seen both here and on WIAA will be represented.

[Update 18th September: Alkin, Art of Horology, Christopher Ward, Hamtun, MAALS, Vapaus, William Walker and Zero West are now all confirmed]

When and Where?

The event is on Saturday 9th November, between 13:00 – 18:00. The venue is the Holiday Inn Rugby, NN6 7XR – just a stone’s throw away from J18 of the M1.

Register for the British Watch Fair 2019

WatchIt! promises to be a great place to connect British microbrands with buyers, and we will be there to get our hands on the latest models from all our favourite British watchmakers. We’ll see you there!

Find out more and register your interest at

By Mike Richmond

Mike spends what little spare time he has writing for WRUK; and what little money he makes building up his collection of timepieces.

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