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A unique watch for men and women

The Observatory displays the time based on the position of the sun or moon around the earth.

The time is read off the scale on the upper half of the face.

The position of the sun indicates the hours from 6am until 6pm, while the moon represents the hours from 6pm through to 6am.

The golden comet indicates the minutes as it orbits the earth. 

Each colour you can see in the design was mixed by hand and printed on to the watch individually, before it was assembled by hand in our London workshop.

The Sun and Moon display

The time display on The Observatory is based on the sun and moon type pocket watches that were first produced in England in the late 1600s.

At this time there was a period of experimentation into how to represent the time, before the concentric hour and minute hands were established as the universal standard. 

Other watches in our Sun and Moon collection include: The original Sun and Moon, Sun and Moon ladies, Nuage, An inordinate fondness for beetles and Sun and Moon Miyamoto


The Observatory watch by Mr Jones Watches on models wrist

Live demo


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The Observatory details


Size: medium / unisex

Strap: 18mm 100% real leather - black with blue stitching (other options available here)

Mechanism: quartz - Ronda 513

Waterproof: yes! 5ATM (however leather will wear out faster if exposed to water)

Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we’re happy to help

Largest strap diameter: 205mm - contact us if you need a larger size

Smallest strap diameter: 150mm - contact us if you need extra holes added to the strap

Glass: mineral

Case: 316L stainless steel - Black PVD coated

Did you know we ship worldwide?


UK

Orders within the UK are sent using Royal Mail Tracked 24 (£5.95).

If you place your order with us before 2pm, it should arrive the following working day. You will be sent a tracking number when it has been dispatched.

If you are based in London and would prefer to collect your order from our store, contact us and we can refund your shipping costs. Please note, due to high demand we are unable to reserve limited edition watches for collection in store.


Europe

Orders can be sent International Tracked or Fedex.

International Tracked (£8.00) takes 3 to 7 working days.

Fedex (£35) usually takes 1 to 3 working days.


Rest of the world

Orders from outside of Europe can be sent International Tracked or Fedex (recommended for countries with unreliable local postal services).

International Tracked (£10.50) usually takes 5 to 7 working days.

Fedex (£30-50 depending on location) takes 1 to 3 working days.

 

All shipping options are trackable and fully insured, when your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.

Updates on the International Tracked and Signed service is via your national postal service, FedEx deliveries are trackable on the FedEx website.

 



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