Founded in 1894 in South Shields by John Barbour, the Barbour style is well known for being inspired by the outdoors. In 2014 Barbour debuted their first watch collection, which became an instant hit. Combining Swiss made movements with Barbour's British made fabrics the Barbour watch has a quintessentially British appeal and are the perfect complement to the Barbour jacket.
Today the 5th generation family owned business remains in the North East, with Barbour's headquarters located in Simonside, South Shields. The company still remains true to its core values as a family business which espouses the unique values of the British Countryside and brings the qualities of wit, grit and glamour to its beautiful timepieces.