Mike Fitz Designs
Welcome to the Mike Fitz Designs About Us
page, who are we and what do we do?
Who are we? Well, we're a small family business
based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, who have been designing
and making fine wooden collectible articles since 1976. Mike
at the lathe below, has been working with wood all his
Turning the watchstand feet.
What about watch stands? First a little bit of history. Pocket
Watch stands were first used in the eighteenth century when a mans
that it could be seen.
Headstock of the trusty lathe.
Later, different styles were
adapted for use on the mantelpiece
making more of a feature of the watch, the more ornate the
watch, the more likely it would be shown on a fancy watchstand.
Historically Pocket Watch stands have been made in many different
materials such as porcelain, brass, silver, bronze and of
course fine wood.
We have designed our watch stands to complement any watch,
bringing to light that family heirloom.
"Parting Off" - separating the ring from the blank.
All our watch stands are hand made by Mike Fitz and have a
French polish and wax finish, no stain or lacquer is used.
All our watchstands will darken with age which we feel, and
we’re sure you’ll agree, enhances their beauty,
and they will go on giving pleasure for many years to come.
Mike’s work has gained the reputation of being “Tomorrows
Antiques” and over the years has been appreciated and
collected by many connoisseurs from all over the world.
Now where did I put that tool?
note, watches and other items used to dress the watchstands
are not included. All sizes are approximate. We use
genuine natural wood therefore the colour may vary
from stand to stand.
Mike Fitz Designs,
Wooden Watchstand Manufacturers.
Address: 37 Meadway, Harpenden,
AL5 1JN U.K.
Enquiries, Tel. +44 (0)1582 762231
Web Site created by Nick Warren +44 (0)1582 461898 Last
All product photographs were
taken by Heather Fitz and are copyright Mike Fitz Designs.
other photographs on this website were taken by and are copyright
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