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UK made gifts, pocket compasses/watches etc

Hairy-boab

Clanker
I wanted to order something a bit unique for my wee girl. I was looking for either a brass pocket compass, or potentially a watch, which could be engraved on the back with a quote. However, I am struggling to find a UK based maker. There are plenty like e.g. "Stanley London" online, but these appear to be foreign made tat! Any ideas/links would be appreciated!
 

4(T)

LE
I wanted to order something a bit unique for my wee girl. I was looking for either a brass pocket compass, or potentially a watch, which could be engraved on the back with a quote. However, I am struggling to find a UK based maker. There are plenty like e.g. "Stanley London" online, but these appear to be foreign made tat! Any ideas/links would be appreciated!


Pyser are UK manufacturers:

 

Arte_et_Marte

ADC
Moderator
"Find me a gift" are pretty good. Nothing really high end, it's stuff made in China, but lots of engraving choices and I was very surprised at the quality.

I used them last month. Took 7 days to get to me, despite the texts telling me it's a 14 day wait. Result. They used Royal Mail.

 

Yokel

LE
Why not buy something from a major retailer and then get a local engraver to put a custom design or a message on it? You may or may not be able to source a British made gift, but you can customise it and support a business near you.

Support local businesses - that is how society was built.
 
Couple of blokes on here bashing out axes, knives and swords in home forges. Might be worth a nice presentation sword she can give her bloke the gypsey's the day she gets married.
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer

Themanwho

LE
Book Reviewer
Have a look on ebay for Trenchartax, he's an old armourer who does all sorts of stuff, including engraved G10 watches. Nice bloke, reasonable prices.

Yes he's a mate. No I don't get a commission.
 
I wanted to order something a bit unique for my wee girl. I was looking for either a brass pocket compass, or potentially a watch, which could be engraved on the back with a quote. However, I am struggling to find a UK based maker. There are plenty like e.g. "Stanley London" online, but these appear to be foreign made tat! Any ideas/links would be appreciated!
Perhaps not quite what you had in mind but for my money I would be blasting off a PM to CC_TA regarding one of these:
 
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