A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical front view
A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical case back
A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical on tattooed wrist
A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical flat view
A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical on wrist
A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical side view
A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical in hand
A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical on insert card
A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical stand view

A perfectly useless afternoon: mechanical

A perfectly useless afternoon: mechanical

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This is the automatic mechanical version of the A perfectly useless afternoon watch.

This watch features a beautiful Swiss movement that is visible through the glass case back.

The 40mm case is also slightly larger than the original quartz (37mm) design.

A watch to encourage you to take a break.

This unique watch was designed by Kristof Devos as a gentle reminder to take it easy and spend time enjoying the moment.

The character lounging in the pool was created to inspire you to relax and to realise that time spent resting, is time well spent.

How to read the time:

  • The relaxed figure's stretched leg shows the hour
  • The tiny plastic duck floats around to show you the minutes.

The circular form of the watch doubles as the pool. The sides are the tiles and they are perfect markers for the hours. 

A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical is powered by a beautiful Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement, which is visible through the glass exhibition case back. 

This means it doesn’t have a battery. Instead, the motion of wearing your watch provides the power to wind it up and keep it running.

Kristof explains his inspiration for the design:

"Ironically, it took time to change the way I look at time. A couple of years ago, I read a quote by a Chinese writer, translator, linguist and philosopher Lin Yutang that I’ve kept close to my heart ever since:

'If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learnt how to live'.

So when designing this watch, I took that quote as a starting point.

The quote by Lin Yutang taught me the value of doing nothing at all every once in a while.

One of the ways I love wasting time is by floating around, with my eyes closed, letting the water be my guide.

The perspective of my illustration lets you dive into time."

A perfectly useless afternoon mechanical was made by us here in London, each layer of the design was printed individually, before being hand-assembled by our talented small team.

Order processing

We aim to dispatch all watch orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.

When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.

Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.

If you are in a hurry for your order, please email us. We'll try our best to prioritise your order.

Shipping guide for watches

UK: FREE DPD shipping, 1-2 working days
United States & Canada: FREE Fedex shipping, 1-3 working days
The EU: FREE DHL shipping, 1-3 working days. To order to The EU, please visit our Euro website here (duties and taxes are included in the price of your watch).

Click here to see the full shipping guide for watches

Shipping guide for t-shirts

Our t-shirts are printed by us and shipped from our workshop in London. This means if you place an order for both a watch and t-shirt(s), they will be shipped together via an express service. Delivery times for these can be found here.

If you order a t-shirt without a watch, it will be shipped via a Royal Mail tracked service which usually takes a little longer. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for watch straps

If purchased separately from your watch, watch straps will be shipped with Royal Mail 1st Class / International tracked shipping.

This takes 2-14 working days depending on location. You can see a more accurate timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Please note, during busy sale periods dispatch may take a little longer (this is quite rare).

These delivery times are a guide based on the carriers terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch.

Return your watch for an exchange

We are happy to exchange unworn watches.

Fastening the watch will cause damage to the leather. If this is the case, we charge for the watch strap (or we can put the worn strap on the exchanged watch for free).

Please email us directly if you think your watch is faulty.

Return your watch for a refund

To return for a full refund, you have 30 days if purchased online. After this time we can offer an exchange if your watch hasn’t been worn.

If you purchased your watch in-store, we can offer an exchange or store credit only. This is because you’ve seen the watch in person and had the opportunity to try it on. Please let us know if you’re purchasing as a gift.

T-shirt returns and Exchanges

We recommend checking the measurements of our t-shirts on our size guide before placing your order, you can also check them here

However, if your t-shirt is faulty, we can offer an exchange or a refund. In this circumstance, please email us within 30 days of placing your order, with a photograph of the problem, as well as your order number.

To return other products (such as straps) please email us: info@mrjoneswatches.com to arrange this.

UK returns

1) Generate your free returns label here.

2) Print it off and stick it to your original packaging.

3) Take it to your local post office. Find your closest here.

(If you no longer have your original packaging, please ensure your watch is securely wrapped in bubble wrap / something similar to protect it in transit).

NB please include a short note describing the issue with the watch and your contact details.

EU and International returns

Please send the watch to this address:

Mr Jones Watches (repairs)
61 Dartmouth Road
London SE23 3HN
United Kingdom

Ensure the watch is securely wrapped in bubble wrap to protect it in transit.

Please include a note stating:

- the reason for the return
- a detailed description of the problem with your watch (if sending for repair)
- your email address and your order number
- remember to include your return delivery address, (so we know where to send the repaired watch)

We recommend you use a tracked service. 

As the UK is no longer in the EU, you will have to fill in a Customs Declaration form (usually a CN22).

Please write in the description field "wristwatch, return for factory repair / refund , no commercial value." 

This is essential otherwise an import duty will be levied which you will be liable for (there is no way for us to reclaim this charge).

Please note: we do not cover shipping costs for unwanted items, returned from outside of the UK. If you are returning a watch that is faulty we may be able to reimburse shipping costs if your watch is within warranty, please contact us ahead of sending in this instance.

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