The Fears Archive was proudly on display, in the most beautiful 1950s cabinets. This allowed me to join my own dots and indulge in the influence that the vintage pieces have on the design of today’s Fears watches.
I began to purchase many Fears watches and pocket watches from 1880-1960s. In doing so, little did I realise that I was becoming the largest collector of vintage Fears watches. This became apparent at Fears Owners’ Club meetups, at which fellow Fears fans would request that I source a watch for them or consider selling some of my own.
Having helped supply Fears collectors with watches for 2 years, it became clear that new owners were incredibly interested in precuring vintage pieces. No doubt this was down the clear influence they had on the modern designs and the strong pull this created to the watches of old, just as I experienced at the Fears Showroom. With Nicholas’ love of heritage, the extensive archive, the provision of servicing, custom straps and ability to join the Fears Owners’ club, Fears have created an inclusive realm that seeks to protect and advance vintage watches.
Fears approach aligns with my personal passion for vintage watches. I was eager to aid in the conservation of these beautiful pieces and make them accessible to owners who haven’t owned vintage watches before. After discussions with Nicholas, it became clear that Bold Timepieces and Fears could create something unique in the modern watch market, by registering us as the first Authenticated Dealer of watches from Fears Heritage Collection.
This unprecedented step was born out of an alignment of ethos and a love of heritage, to ensure that these beautiful watches can continue to bring understated elegance to new generations of watch wearers. Bold Timepieces are proud to be called an Authenticated Fears Heritage Dealer, just a stone’s throw away from the very soil in Bristol, where Fears began.