About Us

We are purveyors of fine vintage military timepieces and other special and rare collectibles.

We specialise in British and German military wristwatches and clocks originating from the period from the beginning of the Second World War onwards.

We are very particular in regard to what we offer for sale. Many of our items come with some interesting history and provenance which help to make them that little bit more special to any keen enthusiast or collector.













“As a watch enthusiast and collector I have bought several of the so-called “Dirty Dozen” watches at Finest Hour Timepieces Ltd in the past two years and I can say, that so far I've never been disappointed in my expectations. The description and the photos of the watches always correspond to what you get delivered in the end. I personally regard the quality and condition of the watches always as "outstanding". Handling, transport and especially the packaging are done highly professional. The communication (especially via email) with Chris works wonderfully. Even the purchase of "missing dream pieces" has already worked twice! All in all, I am very, very satisfied with the service, that Finest Hour Timepieces Ltd offers to me. For me an absolutely professional and trustworthy partner."

Guido – Gottingen, Germany

“Finest Hour were extremely helpful from the moment I showed interest in the item I purchased. Always on the ball and wanting to keep me informed, correspondence was always quick and useful. Chris, who personally delivered the item, was very informative. Thank you for a professional service”

Jake - London, UK

“I just wanted to let you know that the package arrived this morning. I have been looking for a nice Cyma for a while and this one exceeds my expectations. The dial is amazing and even better in person. I am extremely pleased with the watch. I want to thank you for the watch and great communication every step of the way. Also, this is by far the nicest and most secure packaging that I have ever come across. I appreciate the little extras as well :)"

Alan – Indianapolis, USA

“As you will expect from the serious collectors who own this business, I was provided with knowledgeable product and purchase advice. Very friendly and helpful enthusiastic owners. I have made 2 purchases in 1 week"

Stewart – Kent, UK

“I had the pleasure of buying a vintage watch from Finest Hour in March 2017. From the very first contact, I received an outstanding and personal service, making my purchase a truly enjoyable experience. My questions were thoroughly and patiently answered, my emails were replied to quickly and the transaction itself was dealt with with the outmost professionalism. My order was shipped on the very same day that my payment was confirmed, and the watch was wrapped and packaged well enough to put even NASA themselves to shame. I can not recommend Finest Hour enough."

David - Lund, Sweden

“Christopher is very thoughtful and answers questions very quickly. I could not have asked for a better and smoother experience. The watch is superb and true to the description. Finest Hour is one of the best places to find your vintage military watches."

Christophe – Paris, France

“Chris from Finest Hour Timepieces was very knowledgeable and expertly answered any questions I sent his way. The watch was sent immediately upon payment and arrived quickly and in perfect order. The watch was also packaged with great care and attention to detail. I can highly recommend Finest Hour Timepieces to any collector, as there are no worries as to any of the items or watches for sale being genuine or not. Finest Hour has become my go to supplier of these heritage wristwatches. I am very happy with the watch which is a true piece of horological military history, and of course lets not forget aviation history as well. I may not have the good fortune to strap on a Hawker Hurricane, but I can definitely strap on a genuine R.A.F. pilots watch from WWII! Thank you Chris for making these gems available!

Charles - Seattle, USA

“It was a pleasure to deal with Chris from Finest Hour. I appreciated his knowledge and advice, and the selection of military watches that he showed to me were clearly of a high quality. I liked his approach of only stocking good examples. I would certainly buy from Finest Hour again, and regularly look at their website to see what watches you have secured for sale. It is always nice for an amateur collector like me to deal with someone like yourself who is an enthusiast, and knows his subject."

Richard - Yorkshire, UK

“I recently purchased my first watch from Chris at Finest Hour and couldn't be happier with my purchase. Chris was responsive and answered all of my questions. The transaction was a breeze (despite being an overseas purchase) and the watch arrived swiftly, impeccably serviced and beautifully packaged. The only problem is that, with such a fine selection of military watches you will find it hard to choose!"

Joseph – New Jersey, USA

“I would recommend Finest Hour without hesitation. The product arrived beautifully packaged and in excellent condition with superb communication throughout. Chris is an absolute gent and he is highly knowledgeable about the products listed on this fantastic site. His enthusiasm was very apparent and the personal touch was really appreciated. Vintage timepieces can be especially daunting for first time buyers (especially online) but the accurate details on all the listings not only mean you can purchase with confidence but also understand the history behind them."

Max – London, UK

“I purchased two watches from Finest Hour and have been extremely happy about both purchases. Both watches were in impeccable condition and exactly as advertised, without any false claims. I was dealing with Chris directly and he was incredibly pleasant and responsive throughout the entire buying process. Even after the watches were delivered, Chris went to great lengths to ensure that I was completely satisfied with the watches. After this fantastic experience, Finest Hour will be the first source I plan to check when I look for my next vintage military piece."

Laurent – San Francisco, USA

“I had been searching for a nice original Weems watch for some time with no luck. Then I came across Finest Hour...I honestly couldn't recommend them highly enough, they are professional, knowledgeable, very helpful and suppliers of excellent quality watches, I look forward to doing business with them again in the near future."

Terry – London, UK



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