J E Allnutt & Son Ltd M.B.H.I, WatchMakers, ClockMakers
and Jewellers,
West Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9NQ, UK.
tel: +44 (0)1730 813495 eMail:
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Welcome to littlecogs, the vintage wristwatch site of J E Allnutt and Son

Site last updated Saturday 24th September, new stock added Wednesday 7th September 2016
Let me know when new watch stock is added

See all the reasons why you should buy a vintage watch in The Independent's article
"Haute horology: Why real style icons splash out on a vintage watch"
and yes - we do get a mention !!


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J E Allnutt & Son specalise in the sale and restoration of vintage watches and antique clocks. Littlecogs is intended to showcase the range of vintage wristwatches and reflects their main areas of interest including Omega, Movado, Longines and Military watches. Smaller numbers of Rolex, IWC and Jaeger Le Coultre wristwatches are also stocked. You will occasionally find other esoteric pieces by Patek etc.

John Allnutt 1934 - 2004  was a watchmaker for over fifty years since his apprenticeship in 1951,  after which he worked for J.W Benson in New Bond Street, London. After spells as a watchmaker for Kingsway stores in Nigeria and Ghana, in 1965, he set up his own business in London. In 1965 he also became a Craft Member of the British Horological Institute CMBHI and in 1981 moved his family and business to Midhurst. He retired in 2001 leaving Geoff to run the family business.

Geoff Allnutt MBHI started dealing and restoring second hand and vintage watches in 1984, since that time he has amassed a huge working knowledge of the subject. Geoff started his career working alongside his father John when he was 14. At 16 he left Midhurst and studied horology in London for three years at Hackney technical college passing the final grade of the British Horological Institute exams with merit in 1985.

He then embarked on the famous WOSTEP (Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program) course in Neuchatel Switzerland studying under master watchmaker Antoine Simonin.

On his return to the UK he returned to the family shop and for the last twenty years he has run the vintage watch restoration and sales section of the business.

Vanessa Allnutt joined the Business in 1992, she runs the jewelry side of the business which is a mixture of 18ct gold and antique pieces.

They are joined by Malcolm Archer MBHI who is their antique clock restorer and Cameron McNaughton who is another WOSTEP watchmaker responsible for the restoration of antique pocket watches and wristwatches.

Our vintage wristwatch stock changes regularly and we always have a large stock. If you cannot find the watch you require among our vintage watches or if you have specific requirements then please contact us and we will try to locate the watch you desire. We also have a mailing list to update you when we add new stock ,to join please see the mailing list button on the left hand side of the page.

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