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Royal Observatory Quartz Swiss Watch - Black/Black

Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Swiss movement provides precision accuracy
  • Officially endorsed by the Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • 5 metre water resistant (5ATM)


Officially endorsed by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, these superb value watches combine the accuracy of GMT with Swiss movement to bring to your wrist not only a stylish, but a truly precise timepiece.

Housed within a solid screw back stainless steel case, this Royal Observatory watch features a stylish black dial and black casing with quality sapphire coated mineral glass.

This watch also features a black genuine leather strap and date window.

History of 'Greenwich' Time:

Since the late 19th century, the Prime Meridian at Greenwich has served as the co-ordinate base for the calculation of Greenwich Mean Time. Before this, almost every town in the world kept its own local time. There were no national or international conventions to set how time should be. However, with the vast expansion of the railway and communications networks during the 1850s and 1860s, the worldwide need for an international time standard became imperative. The Greenwich Meridian was chosen to be the Prime Meridian of the World in 1884, Forty-one delegates from twenty-five nations met in Washington DC for the international Meridian Conference. By the end of the conference, Greenwich had won by a vote of twenty-two in favour to one against (San Domingo), with two abstentions (France and Brazil). There were two main reasons for victory:

  1. The USA had already chosen Greenwich as the basis for its own national time-zone system

  2. At the time, 72% of the world’s commerce depended on sea-charts which used Greenwich as the Prime Meridian


  • Black dial

  • Black casing

  • Date window

  • Black genuine leather strap

  • Hardened flat mineral glass

  • Full baton dial indexes

  • 5 metre weatherproof (5ATM)

  • 2-year guarantee


  • Case: 42mm diameter


  • Standard Delivery within 8 working days: UK Mainland  - £3.95; Non-mainland - £6.95
  • Items identified as eligible for Express Delivery (orders must be placed by 6pm Monday to Friday for next working day): £6.95 UK Mainland; £9.95 Non-Mainland
  • Items identified as with heavy item lorries incur additional delivery charges MSB Delivery Lorry

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  • Every product is covered by our 14-day money back guarantee
  • Every product is guaranteed for at least 12 months. If your item develops a fault within the guarantee period, we will either refund (only if within 14 days) or replace free of charge
  • If you wish to return an item to us for whatever reason, please call us on 0344 482 2112

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