Our friends at the Edinburgh Watch Company

May 15, 2020

To those of you that have followed our news page over the last few years you may remember I introduced you to our friends at Edinburgh Watch Company. It’s founder Jonathan Gilbert like us has a love of sports cars too but since a teenager has had an interest in wrist watches that developed into a passion so when a redundancy from his banking career at RBS came along he grasped the opportunity to build his own luxury watch business in 2014.

As Jonathan now approaches his 6th year in business he has enoyed curating and selling hundreds of fine Swiss timepieces and has shared with me today a small selection of his Limited Editions along with some special offers on his website that I thought may be of interest to you.

His company is not a large corporate affair but instead a boutique business that offers a 1:1 personal service where Jonathan offers his expertise and can guide you whether you are thinking of selling or investing in a beautiful timepiece.

As a customer myself I am happy to endorse the views of the 300+ 5* testimonials you can see when perusing his website.

Please mention your Border Reivers connection when contacting Jonathan and he will do his best to look after you. You can reach Jonathan on 07765 896 896 or via his website https://edinburghwatchcompany.co.uk/

Meantime I share an extract from his recent newsletter which you can sign up for on the EWC homepage

Limited Editions

We really enjoy buying Limited Edition watches as they are often unique and generally hold their value well in the long term.

Perhaps my favourite watch I’ve seen of recent is our 18ct Moonshine gold Omega Speedmaster. This celebrates 50 years since the Speedmaster landed on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. Just 1014 of these watches have been made and this largely replicates the original made by Omega 50 years ago. It is hand-wound, features a domed meteorite inlay and is finished in a simply gorgeous specially manufactured 18ct Moonshine gold.This unworn masterpiece is likely a watch for the collector but one I hope will be worn and enjoyed rather than left in a safe!

The relationship between Omega and the 007 James Bond franchise is strong and as a result it has produced a wonderful collection of watches through the years. We have the latest unworn Seamaster 300m version in stock which offers you a choice to wear it on a rubber strap or the traditional stainless steel bracelet. The Seamaster 300M is an excellent watch that is very comfortable to wear, highly accurate and has a striking design.

Also celebrating 50 years is Tag Heuer with their Monaco series, an iconic watch made famous by Steve McQueen. In 2019 they brought out five limited edition versions each celebrating 10 years. We have the last one in the series 2009-2019 to which there were only 169 made. This would make a wonderful gift for a motorsport fan with it’s link to the racetrack and period leather strap. Like our other watches above this is also unworn.

Jonathan Gilbert


Edinburgh Watch Company Ltd

web: www.edinburghwatchcompany.co.uk

email: [email protected]

Mobile:  07765 896 896



angle2EINE REISE NACH SCHOTTLANDPorsche 356 A Bj. 1959 - sehr guter Zustand, für Rennen aufgebaut!Anzeige gefunden, sofort in das Auto verliebt - Anbieter Border Reivers?? Wo- Schottland?? Also, einen Flug gebucht nach Edinburgh und kurzer Hand auf die Insel geflogen.Ganz idyllisch ein Stück hinter Glasgow an einem See gelegen hat sich die Firma "Border Reivers" versteckt und auf hochwertige Autos spezialisiert.Der Inhaber - Tom Fitzsimmons ist mehr als freundlich uns hilfsbereit und versucht seinen Kunden fast jeden Wunsch von den Augen abzulesen, hat uns spät nachts noch zum Essen ausgeführt und kurz vor Mitternacht nach zurück nach Glasgow gefahren. Wir konnten in einer blitzsauberen Halle das Objekt der Begierde in aller Ruhe inspizieren (und alle anderen Auto's auch noch) und durften danach eine Probefahrt durch die Highlands absolvieren.Sämtliche Sonderwünsche und Umbauten wurden durch Border Reivers noch erledigt und gegen Entgelt wurde der Wagen noch bis vor die Haustüre in Deutschland geliefert. Ein wirklich perfekter und freundlicher Service der nicht selbstverständlich ist.Many thanks Tom, it was great to make business with you!Thomas Eder aus Bayern Thomas Eder Racing his Porsche at the Nurburgring(Translated below)A TRIP TO SCOTLAND to veiw a 1959 Porsche 356A - Very good condition, built for racing!  As per the add, I fell in love with the car which was offered by Border Reivers, So a flight booked flown to  Scotland. Quite a bit away from idyllic Glasgow situated on a lake,is where the company "Border Reivers" hides and specializes in high quality cars. The owner - Tom Fitzsimmons is more than friendly to us and very helpful. Caters to his customers every whim. He gave us late night run to Glasgow for a meat, shortly before midnight after back after it. We were in a spotless showroom, full of the objects of desire. He gave us peace to inspect and allowed us to undergo a test drive through the highlands afterwards. We agreed the purchase and some special requests and modifications to be carried out which were done by Border Reivers. We paid for the car and it was delivered to our doorstep in Munich, Germany in a covered transporter. A truly perfect and friendly service which is not self-evident. Many thanks Tom, it was great to do business with you!ThomasEder aus BayernThomas Eder Racing his Porsche at the Nurburgring 

Thomas Eder (Germany)