Elliot Brown Bloxworth & Canford Watches

Both Bloxworth (a diver sports chronograph)  & Canford (a performance sports model) watches by Elliot Brown are designed from scratch using 20 years of experience designing and servicing watches that lead harsh lives.

Every case is designed in-house and forged from a solid block of 316L stainless steel that is precision CNC-machined, and then brushed and polished, or finished with a PVD coating, depending on the model. As well as being durable and corrosion-resistant, 316L is hypo-allergenic, so it is safe for people with an allergy to nickel.Elliot Brown Bloxworth diver sports chronograph

The caseback is bolted down, not threaded onto the case, to ensure that the shock-absorbing movement holder is held in exactly the right position.

Elliot Brown Bloxworth diver sports chronograph case back view

Every caseback has the model number laser etched around the edge for easy model identification, should the watch get separated from its box or need to be returned for service or repair. To ensure that the watch does not feel sticky on the wrist in hot weather, the area that touches the skin is as small as possible and has different textures and surfaces.

Elliot Brown watches water resistant testing

Every single watch is individually pressure-tested to 20 ATM, twice, to make sure that the manufacturing tolerances and assembly meet the strict quality standards; once when the bare case is machined, and again once the watch has been assembled. Every watch is designed to be water-resistant to the ISO2281 standard.

Bloxworth is powered with a 13-jewel gold-plated Ronda 5030.D, fully manufactured in Switzerland. The 5030.D movement provides tactile feedback when a push-button is pressed so that there is no need to look at the watch to check the push-button has activated. It has a 5-year battery life, meaning only two battery changes per decade, and uses a mercury-free Swiss Made silver oxide battery that is easily and widely recycled.

The movement inside the Canford model is a 5-jewel gold-plated ISA Swiss 331-103 fully manufactured in Switzerland. It has a 5-year battery life with an end of life indication, meaning only two battery changes per decade, with plenty of warning.

Elliot Brown Canford watch black case

The movement is mounted inside unique solid steel movement-housing that is surrounded by shock-absorbing elastomer bumpers that minimise the amount of vibration and shock transmitted to the movement and dial, reducing the chance of them getting damaged.  Every watch is shock-resistant to ISO1413, a test that simulates a watch falling a metre onto a hardwood floor, sustaining 5,000G at the point of impact.

Elliot Brown watch crown

The crown and push-buttons are all knurled so they are always easy to use, even when the watch is wet, cold, or muddy.

Elliot Brown watch push button

The crown of Bloxworth model is a triple-sealed push-in crown rather than a screw-down crown, because push-in crowns are always water-resistant – customers don’t have to remember to keep them screwed down: the most common cause of water-entry is customer error.

Elliot Brown Canford watch

Canford model features two crowns; both are knurled and have smooth radiused edges for comfort. The upper crown controls the inner rotating timing bezel, and has a triangle logo to distinguish it. The lower crown has a small notch behind it to make it easier to pull out to set the time and date. Both are triple-sealed push-in crowns rather than screw-down crowns.

Elliot Brown Bloxworth diver sports chronograph

In Bloxworth model, the external rotating bezel can be used to time everyday events quickly and easily. Turn it anti-clockwise until the triangular marker lines up with the tip of the minutes-hand, and then read off the number of minutes that have passed.

It only rotates anti-clockwise, so that it can only read a shorter time remaining if it gets knocked.  The markings from 0-20 are filled with SuperLuminova so that it is possible to time events in low-light conditions.

Elliot Brown Canford watch

In Canford model, the internal rotating bezel can be used to time everyday events quickly and easily, and is controlled by the upper crown.

To count from a specific time, turn the upper crown until the triangular marker on the bezel lines up with the tip of the minutes-hand, and read off the number of minutes that have passed. To count down towards a specific time, turn the upper crown until the triangular marker on the bezel lines up with the end-time, and count down the number of minutes to go.

Elliot Brown Canford watch

Crystal is made from 2.8mm hardened Japanese mineral glass with an internal anti-reflective coating. This coating produces the blue tint that is sometimes visible, and cuts glare and reflections. Mineral crystal is not as hard as a sapphire crystal, but it is less expensive to replace, and much less brittle: a customer can still use a watch with a scratched glass, but they cannot use one with a broken glass.

Elliot Brown watch lume shot

The hour markers, hands, and the 0-20 bezel(Bloxworth) or internal bezel (Canford) markings are all coated with Japanese SuperLuminova to provide the best possible legibility in low light conditions, and the 12 o’clock marker is different, so there is no doubt the watch is the right way up. The seconds-hand has a luminous tip to show the watch is definitely working, even at night.

Elliot Brown Bloxworth chronograph

All straps and bracelets are interchangeable and available separately, so they can be changed and adjusted by the customer, using the screwdriver provided with every watch. They are secured to the watch using solid steel bars that are screwed together for maximum strength, and all the leather straps are all curved to blend into the radius of the case.

Elliot Brown Canford watch case back

Leather straps are cut from smooth water-resistant leather and lined with nubuck to be supple and comfortable, and secured by a single-folding deployant buckle so that the watch can’t fall off when it’s being taking off or put on.

Elliot Brown Canford watch bracelet

The buckle logo is luminous, so that the watch can be seen at night if it was left face-down. Leather and canvas straps use deployant buckles that only need to be adjusted to fit once. After that, they click closed to the right size every time.

Elliot Brown Canford watch

The custom-made 2mm military-type ballistic nylon webbing strap has 5 heavy-duty stainless steel loops that secure the watch to the strap, and laser-cut and heat-sealed holes for minimal fraying and maximum strap-life.

Elliot Brown Canford watch

Metal bracelets have solid 316L stainless links and screw-in link-pins for maximum strength and easy adjustment using the screwdriver provided. The heavy-duty clasp has a concealed extension link to fine-tune the fit, or to extend the length of the bracelet quickly and elegantly for use over a wetsuit.

Technical details

Model: Elliot Brown Bloxworth

  • Swiss Made 13-jewel 12-hour chronograph movement with date at 4 o’clock
  • 5-year battery-life
  • Steel & elastomer-damped shock-absorbing movement-holder
  • Water-resistant to ISO2281 and individually tested to 20ATM/200M
  • Shock-resistant to ISO1413
  • Solid marine-grade 316L stainless steel case
  • Anti-reflective-coated 2.8mm hardened mineral crystal
  • Triple-sealed knurled 6.5mm crown and push-buttons
  • Bolted down caseback with oversize seal
  • External unidirectional rotating bezel with SuperLuminova markings from 0-20
  • SuperLuminova-coated indices & hands
  • Screw-in steel strap-bars with screwdriver included
  • Solid steel bracelet with screw-in link-pins and micro-adjustable extension clasp
  • Premium oiled leather strap with fitted ends, nubuck lining and deployant buckle
  • Washed canvas strap with nubuck lining and deployant buckle
  • Size: 9H-3H – 44mm excluding crown and push-buttons/ 12H-6H – 53mm max to tip of case shoulders/ Maximum thickness – 13mm
  • Strap width – 22mm

Model: Elliot Brown Canford

  • Swiss Made 5-jewel quartz movement with date at 4 o’clock
  • 5-year battery-life with EOL indication
  • Steel & elastomer-damped shock-absorbing movement-holder
  • Water-resistant to ISO2281 and individually tested to 20ATM/200M
  • Shock-resistant to ISO1413
  • Solid marine-grade 316L stainless steel case
  • Domed & anti-reflective-coated hardened mineral crystal
  • Triple-sealed 6mm knurled crowns
  • Bolted down case back with oversize seal
  • Internal rotating bezel with SuperLuminova marker
  • SuperLuminova-coated indices & hands
  • Screw-in steel strap-bars with screwdriver included
  • Solid steel bracelet with screw-in link-pins and micro-adjustable extension clasp
  • Premium oiled leather strap with fitted ends, nubuck lining and deployant buckle
  • 2mm-thick heavy duty ballistic nylon webbing strap
  • Size: 9H-3H – 44mm excluding crowns/ 12H-6H – 54mm max to tip of case shoulders/ Maximum thickness – 13.5mm
  • Strap width – 22mm