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Fears Archival 1930

Fears Archival 1930

Regular price $6,450.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $6,450.00 AUD
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REF: BS8-1930-0
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The Archival 1930 is a limited edition rectangular watch by Fears, meticulously crafted in Britain to mark the company's 175th anniversary. This final batch comprises just 130 pieces, each featuring original vintage movements and hand-finishing.

Hand-built to reflect the art deco style of Fears' 1930s watch, the Archival 1930 boasts a slim, rectangular case machined from high-grade 316L stainless steel in Germany. It retains the elegant proportions of its predecessor while subtly increasing in size to suit modern tastes. The case is finished with a blend of brushed and polished surfaces, designed to sit comfortably on the wrist. The winding crown bears the distinctive Fears ‘pipette’ logo.

The dial, reminiscent of the original, features a polished base plated in 18ct yellow gold, topped with a matte Champagne finish. Crisp black ‘Deco’ numerals offer clear contrast, complementing the vintage gold border.

Precision-crafted ‘Fears-shaped’ hands, expertly milled and diamond-polished, enhance visibility with their rich blue hue against the light dial.

Housing a rare ‘new old stock’ ETA 2360 movement from the 1960s, each watch undergoes meticulous rebuild and reconditioning in Fears' workshop, ensuring reliable timekeeping within +/-20 seconds a day.

Accompanied by a handmade Bristol Leather strap in Oxblood Red and presented in a bespoke Fears Blue stained wooden box, the Archival 1930 is a testament to craftsmanship and heritage, limited to just 175 pieces, each uniquely numbered to signify its historical significance.


Brand: Fears

Condition: New

Case Size: 22.0 mm

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Dial Colour: Other

Colour: Silver

Movement: Automatic

Water Resistance: 30 m

Power Reserve: 38 hrs

Glass: Sapphire

Style / Type: Dress

Strap: Leather

Lug width: 20 mm

Strap colour: Brown


Your Fears watch will be shipped directly from Time+Tide’s offices in Melbourne to your preferred address across Australia. Delivery times are expected to be 3-5 days.

Returns & Exchanges

Your watch can be returned 14 days after purchase for any reason for a full refund. Return requests can be initiated through the self-serve form at the bottom of our Refunds and Exchanges page. Once your request is received, our team will contact you to arrange the return of your watch. Returned items must be unused and in their original packaging. We reserve the right to refuse a return if the product(s) show signs of wear.


Every Fears watch comes with an international manufacturer’s warranty of two years.

Fears's warranty covers all manufacturing defects occurring during normal use, as described in their warranty conditions. Fears will replace free of charge any defective components due to a manufacturing error found by their workshop.

Please note Fears's warranty is not applicable in the following cases:

- Theft, loss.
- Wear and tear and normal ageing of the watch (scratched glass, impact on the case...)
- All types of damage to the entire watch (or part of it) resulting from improper handling or use, lack of maintenance, negligence, accident (drop, scratch, crush, broken glass, etc.), improper use of the watch or failure to follow the instructions provided.
- All types of damage indirectly related or consequential to normal wear and tear of the watch, such as non-functioning, defects or inaccuracies of the watch.

This warranty is void if the watch has been damaged by accident, negligence of persons other than authorised Fears sales or services agents, unauthorised service, or other factors not due to defects in materials or workmanship.

The warranty is void if the serial numbers or product date codes or other tracking marks have been removed, altered or obliterated.

Customer Service

If you have any questions or customer service enquiries relating to your new Fears watch purchased through Time+Tide please contact our Customer Service team at or via +61 3 4422 2044.

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