Luxury watchmaker William Wood is celebrating UK Father’s Day with a duo of stunning father and son watches from the Valiant Collection which are perfect for anyone looking for an affordable Rolex alternative. What’s more enticing is William Wood is giving Man of Many readers 15% off a father and son watch set. All you need to do is add two Valiant watches to your cart and enter the code MANOFMANY to save.
The William Wood Valiant range combines your love for premium watchmaking with a sustainable approach to fashion that honours our firefighting heroes. The fully stainless steel automatic diving watches are equipped with your choice of either a Swiss ETA 2824 or Japanese Seiko NH35 automatic movement.
Watchmakers argue that Swiss 2824 is one of the most durable and precise movements in its category. Used since 1982, the movement has a long history of proving its worth. With 25 jewelled bearings and a power reserve of up to 38 hours, it’s hard to look past this option. That is unless you prefer Japanese hardware.
Many critics argue that Seiko movement is as accurate as the Swiss brands and trying to compare the two is like trying to split hairs. The Seiko NH35 is self-winding though, with 24-jewelled bearings. NH35 is fully wound after about 55 manual turns of the crown.
Printed around the perimeter of the dial are the exact checked markings from the side of a British fire engine. The second hand has been designed to look like the chime from an old fire engine bell. Here’s the kicker: William Wood likes to upcycle, creating more sustainable products. So inside the crown of each watch is an inset made from the brass of authentic 1920’s British firefighter’s helmet. Each inset is finished with a unique William Wood firefighter helmet logo engraving.
Super-LumiNova on the indices, hands and bezel means you can follow the time no matter how dark an environment, and this premium piece is water-resistant up to 100m, so wear it practically anywhere with confidence. The see-through caseback welcomes a clear view of the movement of choice along with an engraving of the limited edition model number.
John Garret founded William Wood in 2018 with aspirations of becoming the go-to British luxury brand that uses recycled firefighting material in a sustainable, fresh and chivalrous way. His grandfather served in the British Fire Service for over 25 years winning commendations for his acts of bravery.
The Valiant range is the perfect choice for father and son watches as they are conceived to unite and symbolise the inexplicable bond between father and son or grandfather and son. William Wood is celebrating this bond by offering our readers 15% off.