At Marloe we believe in doing things properly.
Time Well Spent
Our mechanical watches are testament to that. We don’t rush them. They’re the product of doing things as expertly as possible, not as fast as possible.
It takes inspiration, craftsmanship and patience to make a beautiful mechanical watch. We put those same qualities into everything we do, from meticulous design research to lifetime customer service. When you first unbox your Marloe watch and feel its heart ticking in your hand, we think you’ll agree that it’s well worth waiting for.
We know the value of time. We know how fast it can speed by, and how easy it can be to fritter away. In an age where everything is instant and disposable, we want to create something enduring: a Marloe watch isn’t just about keeping time, it’s about spending it well.
We hope that wherever your Marloe watch takes you, and whatever adventures you share, it’s Time Well Spent.
We take time to do things properly. We focus on craft and attention to detail. We never rush what we do.
We put customers first. We deliver personal customer service tailored to each individual. Every aspect of buying and owning a Marloe watch is designed to exceed expectations.
We are inspired by human stories. We celebrate the endeavours of people who make a lasting impression on the world. The adventurers, craftsmen and visionaries who remind us of what purposeful human beings are capable of.
Honesty and integrity are in everything we do. We never overclaim. We’re transparent about every part of our business and we always strive to do the right thing.
We aim to leave a legacy. We want to make our mark on the world. We create watches that will be loved by future generations, and we’ve built a business based on long-term, sustainable growth.
In 2015, being the inquisitive type, Oliver decided to replace the dead battery in his fairly pricey, branded watch. When he opened it up however, he discovered a disappointing reality. Staring back at him was a hollow case with an underwhelming, plastic quartz movement inside.
The watch felt heartless and Oliver was sure he could make something better.
He went in search of a partner and soon met Gordon, an industrial designer who shared his passion for doing things properly. Oliver and Gordon agreed on a plan to create a well-designed, beautifully engineered watch, with a mechanical beating heart, for the price of a high street fashion watch.
Within 12 months, the first mechanical Marloe watch was sold and Marloe Watch Company was born. In the years since, we’ve grown and evolved and are proud of the reputation we’ve built in the flourishing British watch industry.
Our name is inspired by Oliver’s hometown of Marlow on the banks of the River Thames; however, we’re based in Gordon’s homeland of Scotland - on the banks of Loch Leven in Kinross.
What We Do
Small Batch Production
Our watches are produced in batches of up to 1,000 and each watch is finished with a unique serial number.
We only use Swiss or Japanese mechanical movements and all of our watches are assembled to exacting specifications.
Our commitment to high standards and uncompromising attention to detail means we quality check every single watch by hand.
Meticulous Design Research
Every watch is inspired by a story of human endeavour. We immerse ourselves in these stories for months, unearthing evocative details that influence every design decision.
Outstanding customer service
From our crowdfunding days onwards, we have always put our customers first. We take the time to introduce our customers to the stories behind the watches and are always on hand to personally address their questions and needs.
A mechanical watch is a symbol of human ingenuity, craftsmanship and endeavour. We put those same qualities into everything we do.
Every watch is inspired by a story of human endeavour - of people who dedicated their time to something extraordinary.
Their passion, belief and tenacity helped them achieve what others thought was impossible. These were people who challenged themselves, who never took the easy path or cut corners. They knew that nothing worthwhile comes easy and that it’s worth taking the time to do things properly.
Our design process includes immersing ourselves in these stories for months, unearthing evocative details that influence every design decision.
We give our customers regular insights into the process through online films and blog posts.
Every watch is delivered with a specially designed booklet retelling the backstory and how it translates into the design details.
From our beginnings as a crowdfunded business through to our position as the only customer-owned watch brand, we’ve always put our customers at the heart of what we do.
Oliver and Gordon strive to deliver personal customer service that is open, honest and exceeds expectations.
Our customers are attracted to this authenticity which has helped build a real sense of connection and community.
The whole MWC community of employees, shareholders and customers is passionate - not just about watches, but about Marloe.
They take a genuine interest in how the company is developing and even share their own stories on the Marloe Facebook Fan page.