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Fears Archival 1930 BS8-1930-0

Fears Archival 1930

SKU: BS8-1930-0 

  • $3,500.00
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An art-deco classic from the Fears archive

Created to coincide with the 175th Anniversary of the founding of Fears, the Archival 1930 is a proportional recreation of an art deco watch Fears made in 1930. True to the original, each watch is powered by a genuine "new-old-stock" vintage ETA 2360 movement dating back to the 1960s. Each movement has undergone a full rebuild and reconditioning in the workshop while receiving an upgraded mainspring to improve reliability. This, combined with the elegant form of the Archival, creates a perfectly unique unisex reference tailored for the discerning collector. 

A close reproduction of the 1930 original, the dial has a distinctive Art Deco design, reflecting the glittering age in which it was first created. To capture the original’s look and details, the dial’s base is polished and plated in 18ct Yellow Gold, and then the rest of the dial is layered on top. This results in the real gold border shining through the smooth, matte Champagne finish that is treated to a light 18ct yellow gold plating.

Precisely milled from 316L stainless steel then finished in a combination of linearly brushed and highly polished surfaces, the rectangular Archival is designed to sit comfortably on the wrist thanks to its slim, curved profile. Adhering to the exact proportions of the 1930 original, both the crystal and case back have a matching curvature that follows the contours of the wrist perfectly.



  • Material: 316L stainless steel case
  • Size: 40mm x 22mm (8.54mm thick) 
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless steel, screwed with limited edition engravings
  • Water Resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Case manufacture: Germany


  • Calibre: New-Old-Stock, Swiss made ETA 2360, circa 1968, manual winding, 17 jewels, 18,000vph (2.5Hz) and 40 hr power reserve. Reconditioned, serviced, and fitted with an upgraded main spring in the UK
  • Functions: Hours, minutes


  • Dial material: Copper with 18ct gold plating
  • Hands: Fears’ style lance-shaped handset, laser-cut from steel, bevelled & polished by hand, heat-blued
  • Dial manufacture: Germany


  • 20mm Bristol-made calf leather, box stitch, finished with pin buckle

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