Lancashire Watch Company.

LANCASHIRE WATCH COMPANY   History and Watches is the title of a book we published. It is the result of many, many years of painstaking research into written evidence about the company and vast experience of the company’s wide range of watches.  The author, John Platt, is a well known member of the pocket watch fraternity who, as a volunteer at National Museums, Liverpool and Prescot Museum, has had access to all the company’s surviving records. He has used these, together with contemporary newspaper reports to produce the definitive account of the Lancashire Watch Company. The Watches section of the book is profusely illustrated with detailed colour photographs.

Copies are available!

The book has its own website. Click the link  here.

Large format 330 x 240mm, 528 pages, approx. 1,000 images almost all in full colour.

The book is available from Jeffrey Formby. (Click his name to go directly to his website)

Click the thumbnail below to see the book cover.


The former factory building has undergone several different incarnations, including a period of near dereliction, since the LWC’s closure. It has been re-born as the Watchfactory which offers sheltered living to the elderly. Click here to see how the old buildings have been altered and new ones added.

Links to websites with information about the Lancashire Watch Company

Prescot Museum

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History

World Museum Liverpool Horology

Liverpool Echo gallery of photos of the factory. Apologies for all the adverts.