The Barrington Griffiths Watch Company is located in Calgary, Canada, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We design, restore, and manufacture mechanical wristwatches.
The company grew out of the personal interest of Industrial Designer, Mark Griffiths, to create a watch of timeless style and enduring quality.
The Modern Classic is a blend of old and new. At the heart of every watch is a vintage pocket watch movement. Every movement is thoroughly refurbished and calibrated to run like new. Modern design and technology are used to create the parts for the rest of the watch.
BG watches are rugged and water-resistant; however they contain precision components and should not be dropped on hard surfaces or used for contact sports or swimming. Vintage movements do not have shock protection.
In a world dominated by electronics, mechanical watches provide the wearer a traditional and sustainable alternative. Mechanical watches rely on the wearer to wind them, and therefore don't need batteries. Those who choose a quality mechanical watch appreciate craft and precision as well as the simple need to keep time.
We believe a fine watch should last a lifetime. This is why our approach to building watches emphasizes quality of design, materials, and manufacturing processes. We build our stainless steel cases individually here in Alberta. Every part that goes into a BG Modern Classic is tested and inspected during assembly to maintain our high standard of quality.
Our watches are guaranteed to be free of material defects for their lifetime. Owners are encouraged to register their purchase with us, and to provide feedback to help us maintain the highest level of service and satisfaction.