Competition Time! Win An Exclusive Watch

October 17, 2018 220 Comments

Competition Time! Win An Exclusive Watch

We are offering you the chance to win an exclusive one-of-a-kind Bath watch, which takes its name from the City of Bath.
A rare collectable with only one in the world.
From cheese-rolling to barrel racing, the Great British Isles offers us some fantastic and quirky, local traditions. To enter, simply tell us an unusual or brilliant tradition from the area you live in and who you’d do it with.
 TO WIN 
Comment on the blog post here and don’t forget to sign-up to our website to be in with a chance of winning. A winner will be picked at random after midnight on Sunday 21 October.
Good Luck!
 
In the meantime, browse our fantastic collection of men’s and ladies’ watches, all designed here in Great Britain.
We look forward to hearing your stories,
Annette
Founder of OWL



100 Responses

Linda Guest
Linda Guest

October 23, 2018

I live in The Black Country and work at the Black Country Living Museum as a Victorian shopkeeper. Dudley is the centre of the Black Country and we have a long tradition of poetry and jokes told in dialect know as Aynuk and Ayli comedy I would love to take my daughter in law from Norwich to a local performance as she is fascinated when we ‘lapse’ into local dialect.

Monika Bascombe
Monika Bascombe

October 23, 2018

beautiful watch x

zoe brown
zoe brown

October 23, 2018

love the look and style of this fingers tightly crossed

Barbara Chisem
Barbara Chisem

October 23, 2018

Beautiful watch.

Matt Line
Matt Line

October 23, 2018

This is beautiful

Stef Acaster
Stef Acaster

October 23, 2018

The only local tradition I can think of is everyone doing the conga around the clock tower on New Year’s eve and I join in with my husband and friends.

Alison Latham
Alison Latham

October 21, 2018

Always love a good old fashioned spot of Yorkshire Welly Wanging!

Becky Kinchin
Becky Kinchin

October 21, 2018

Richmond, North Yorkshire.

I love seeing poor old horse out in the streets at christmas. When they sing the song and dancing about. Xx

JILL FRASER
JILL FRASER

October 21, 2018

When I was young it was tradition to go to Pewsey carnival with the family. One year my sister won a fish and on the bus home the bag split and we were crawling under the seats to rescue it. It was always soup when we were back home and a promise that we would be allowed to go to the carnival the next year.
I am loving the owl watch it is fab.
PS The fish lived happily for a number of years

Hannah louise smith
Hannah louise smith

October 21, 2018

beautiful.Simple yet amazing design. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you ❤

Jane
Jane

October 21, 2018

The loony dook!

SHIRLEY EVANS
SHIRLEY EVANS

October 21, 2018

Cow-pat throwing is done in shropshire

Adrian Bold
Adrian Bold

October 21, 2018

Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

Helga
Helga

October 21, 2018

First Class

Laura Caraher
Laura Caraher

October 21, 2018

Haggis hurling you have to stand on top of a whiskey barrel and hurl the haggis as far as you can. I think it was originally started as a joke but it is taken seriously and takes place at the Highland Games. Rules are the haggis has to be made traditionally, accuracy of the hurl, distance reached and the skin has to remain on it.

Lisa Grabham
Lisa Grabham

October 21, 2018

In my local city of Sunderland where I was born and bred we have a tradition of a Boxing Day Dip where you run into the freezing North Sea fully clothed or in fancy dress and try not to scream! :-) lol

Jill mcpherson
Jill mcpherson

October 21, 2018

Stunning watch x

Alison
Alison

October 21, 2018

I live in Willen Milton Keynes and we have a hospice here that has a yearly tradition called lights of love to remember everyone that has passed with putting a light on a tree.
Shows that Time is precious!

Matthew Fuller
Matthew Fuller

October 21, 2018

Super prize..Used to live near Bath, so it would be a great remembrance of times there for us.

Sue Bennett
Sue Bennett

October 21, 2018

Like other coastal areas the Boxing Day swim in the sea is quite popular but I can’t swim so have to miss out. (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it)

Kelly Hirst
Kelly Hirst

October 21, 2018

This is a lovely classic watch that would look lovely in its owner

angela pickering
angela pickering

October 21, 2018

Apparently it was tradition in Chester that if you saw a Welsh person in the City you could kill them with a bow and arrow ! As you can imagine these days it doesn’t happen often and I won’t be joining in with anyone! !

Pamela Cooper
Pamela Cooper

October 21, 2018

A few miles away from the strove Tuesday football contest

Dawn Underwood
Dawn Underwood

October 21, 2018

They always do a Christmas swim in the sea for charity – I’d do that with my best friend Mary

V. Barker
V. Barker

October 21, 2018

Mari Lwyd with my partner. Beer, song and a horse skull.

Mel Evans
Mel Evans

October 21, 2018

I’m from near Liverpool, which home of the best comfort food ever… a pan of scouse, yummy!

melanie allen
melanie allen

October 21, 2018

I come from Sheffield and this would mean the world to my husband who loves the OWLS football.

Pauline Dring
Pauline Dring

October 21, 2018

In the next village to ours, every June they have a Soapbox Derby. Locals from villages around make go-carts out of recycled bits and pieces. The race is down the big hill in the village and quite dangerous. The tradition ends with a pint in the pub. I would love to do this race with my grandson.

Karen Webb
Karen Webb

October 21, 2018

No strange traditions unfortunately but I always visit Bath every Christmas love the markets x

Hazel Rea
Hazel Rea

October 21, 2018

In Essex The Maldon Mud Race is held every year and entrants complete a 500 metres race through thick mud over the bed of the River Blackwater. It used to be held in winter but now it’s held in Spring which makes it a little bit less arduous. If I was going to do it I would do it with my husband.

Emma Price
Emma Price

October 21, 2018

What an absolutely beautiful watch. As much as i’d love to give it to someone special for Christmas, I think i’d keep it for myself :)

Carol Bird
Carol Bird

October 21, 2018

I’m from the Cotswolds and cheese-rolling is our thing. Something to watch, though, not to do!!

Jackie Schultze
Jackie Schultze

October 21, 2018

I live in Hertfordshire and we have a charity (rubber) duck race every year, I would like to share the event with family, friends and neighbours

Claire C
Claire C

October 21, 2018

Windlesham have an annual Pram race on boxing day

jackie cooper
jackie cooper

October 21, 2018

we live in Cheshire and a local town Congleton holds an oatcake games in August. this is a tradition and includes throwing, tossing and races with the traditional oatcake. I would love to do this with my son. thanku so much for the chance to win such a gorgeous watch, something to treasure x

Angella Willis
Angella Willis

October 21, 2018

I was born in Eccles where Eccles Cakes originated. I’m not a very good cook so maybe a cake baking course with my other half would be a good idea!

Yvonne Keyes
Yvonne Keyes

October 21, 2018

In Largs we have an annual Viking festival with the burning of a Viking boat as 1263 was the last battle of the Vikings in Largs, Scotland

Ana Andrei
Ana Andrei

October 21, 2018

With my husband. Cutting a big pig approx 200kg to put it to smoke and the eating it.

Jan Thickpenny
Jan Thickpenny

October 21, 2018

I live on Barry Island in South Wales, where the New Year’s Day Swim has taken place for over 30 years, but I have never been brave to enter the freezing water! This year it will raise funds for Ty Hafan, the local children’s hospice and I’d like to enter with my lifelong friend Clare! (Though have yet to tell her!!)

Gillian Peachey-Green
Gillian Peachey-Green

October 21, 2018

I live in Stirling, Scotland. We have a tradition of going to the Big Switch on of the lights. It’s magical for our little one. Every year they pick a child to switch them on. Our son is still a bit young so hopefully he will get picked in a couple of years.
Stunning watch! I would love to own this ❤

Jackie Walter
Jackie Walter

October 21, 2018

The only tradition I can think of for my local area is everyone visiting 1 particular road in December for their amazing Christmas Light displays that they do for charity.

Sheila Reeves
Sheila Reeves

October 21, 2018

I live quite near to where the original Shrove Tuesday pancake race started (Olney)- so I’d like to enter that with my other half,

Kelly Knowles
Kelly Knowles

October 21, 2018

We live in a little rural market town, still very traditional with its ideas and ways, my husband enjoys following the tradition of shooting crows over the cemetery, preparing the village for Christmas lights, trimming hedges and bushes, without the council having to send people, the town people look after there own town

CAROL PATRICK
CAROL PATRICK

October 21, 2018

This is such a beautiful watch, I’d be so thrilled to win.

Steve Pugh
Steve Pugh

October 21, 2018

Lovely watch – linking Bath’s Roman Heritage with the brand’s symbol of Minerva

Simon Knuckey
Simon Knuckey

October 21, 2018

Fabulous

tressa lapham-green
tressa lapham-green

October 21, 2018

Beautiful design, sleek and stylish. It would make the most excellent early birthday present to myself!

KENNETH JACKSON
KENNETH JACKSON

October 21, 2018

daughter would love this

Maria Gill
Maria Gill

October 21, 2018

I love to go to The Isle Of Wight Garlic Festival, an annually held fundraising event, near Apse Heath, it has loads stallholders selling many locally produced foods such as garlic beer, garlic seafood and garlic ice cream. Music performances take place, and this year it was The Wurtzels, adding to the rural atmosphere! We always come away with something, whether it is local art or something tasty, that has been locally made or sourced!

Ismail Patel
Ismail Patel

October 21, 2018

its a Hoot

Lynda Ewing
Lynda Ewing

October 21, 2018

I live in the wonderful city Edinburgh . August is our festival month . Every year we have this huge Festival which is ful of entertainment , smiling faces. Lots of events are free and its just a joy to see everyone enjoying the city . Edinburgh at it’s best x

Lucy Chester
Lucy Chester

October 21, 2018

We don’t have any unusual traditions in Middx that I know of lol but I would make one up for this beautiful watch that I would share with my partner

Mia Thurlow
Mia Thurlow

October 21, 2018

Each year the World Conker Championships are held close to where I live. It’s a great day out and competitors come from all over to take part.

Geoff Hibbert
Geoff Hibbert

October 21, 2018

Ottery St. Mary has an annual Tar Barrel event – wouldn’t mind a go win my mate Colin Manning

Derek Younger
Derek Younger

October 21, 2018

It’s different, I like that.

JENNIFER CAIRNS
JENNIFER CAIRNS

October 21, 2018

lovely prize and would love to win

Pauline Black
Pauline Black

October 21, 2018

Super stylish! Love it!

Peter H
Peter H

October 21, 2018

A little bit of luxury that brings a lot of pleasure.

Hayley Lynch
Hayley Lynch

October 21, 2018

I am from the North East and we are well known for being so tough we go out in the snow with no coat on ! Noone respectable would go naked without a good watch on though !

sue seeds
sue seeds

October 21, 2018

I live near Bakewell in Derbyshire. The annual Shrovetide football match is world famous. It literally takes over the town for two days where two teams, the Up’ards and the Down’ards, made up of literally dozens and dozens of townfolk battle for possession of the large leather ball with the intention of “goaling” the ball by downing it at one side of the town. The ball, followed by the players, invariably goes in the river, down the main streets etc. Alcohol also fuels both players and spectators throughout the two days. I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which makes it a non-starter for me competing in this event but, were it not for this, I would love to join in the match with my husband.
joanne casey
joanne casey

October 21, 2018

Stunning watch, I’d be thrilled to win! thank you

Emma C
Emma C

October 21, 2018

Coal carrying race up north!

Emma C
Emma C

October 21, 2018

Coal carrying race up north!

Suzy Harris
Suzy Harris

October 21, 2018

I love the sweeps festival in Rochester Kent which is on the May bank holiday, such good family fun. you can even join in the morris dancing.
Guaranteed to put a smile on any persons face.

david sexton
david sexton

October 21, 2018

Neat and compact

Abby may
Abby may

October 21, 2018

We have an amazing little village with lots of yearly traditions that appear on the local school green. These include a may fair and Christmas parade. My only worry is as there are more houses being built we lose the sense of a local community and what is bringing people to the area in the first place.
Thank you for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize

Cara-Jane Hunter
Cara-Jane Hunter

October 21, 2018

OWL – definitely the wise choice!

Sheena Batey
Sheena Batey

October 21, 2018

Where I am from originally in the North East we eat carlings with vinegar the Sunday before palm Sunday.They are a kind of pea and very moreish. i would love to eat them with my mother.

Joanne Welsh
Joanne Welsh

October 21, 2018

Gorgeous watch! I love it! And i’m in need of a new one!

Violet Perkins Phillippo
Violet Perkins Phillippo

October 21, 2018

The designs and colours are so elegant, I’d love to own one of these watches!

Niki Marie Wardle
Niki Marie Wardle

October 21, 2018

Stunning & very generous prize, thanks for the chance!

Gill Trott
Gill Trott

October 21, 2018

A great one to add to the collection of a watch fetishist!

Roxanne Simmonds
Roxanne Simmonds

October 21, 2018

Lovely!

Charlotte Easton
Charlotte Easton

October 21, 2018

A beautiful watch, and something to treasure. This would make a lovely gift for someone very special. Thank you

Joanne Billington
Joanne Billington

October 21, 2018

Gorgeous watch, i will keep my fingers crossed i get lucky.

TRACY MANNING
TRACY MANNING

October 21, 2018

Love this watch it’s very stylish.

Heli Lukkarinen
Heli Lukkarinen

October 21, 2018

Very stylish design!

Gary Winkless
Gary Winkless

October 21, 2018

Every year on the summer solstice the Leicester Morrismen gather on Bradgate Park in Leicestershire to see the sunrise.

This year i went with Heidi and next year we will be going again,hopefully with your lovely watch,very much required to keep on time.

Francesca Harrod
Francesca Harrod

October 21, 2018

I live on the Lincolnshire Wolds and we have loads of odd traditions here – the Belchford Downhill Challenge is one of the most hair raising – soap box carts pitching down a steep slope with no control whatsoever – or fear!!

Jo Fuller
Jo Fuller

October 21, 2018

Over two thousand Santa’s, elves and reindeer riding motorbikes through an otherwise quiet and uneventful market town, taking presents to give to Barnados. That’s our local tradition. It’s only 33 years old but I expect it will endure because, frankly, it’s genius. It picks up everything that’s brilliant about British traditions; slightly crazy, reliably entertaining and open to anyone (well, anyone with a motorbike and a costume). Families pour onto the streets to watch the bikes parade past. (It’s called the Reading Toy Run and it ends in my town, Wokingham.)

Derek Wilson
Derek Wilson

October 20, 2018

This would make a great gift – much appreciated.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson

October 20, 2018

Nice watch

Laura Pritchard
Laura Pritchard

October 20, 2018

In Oxford we have a crazy May Day morning.

Claire Woods
Claire Woods

October 20, 2018

Lovely watch. I’ve driven through Bath but never stopped.

ROCHELLE LEAR
ROCHELLE LEAR

October 20, 2018

LOVELY PRIZE <3

emma jones
emma jones

October 20, 2018

wow stunning watch my daughter would love this fab prize for xmas x

Erica Hughes
Erica Hughes

October 20, 2018

We have a Easter egg roll at our local park and I like to go there with my son.

Imamul Karim
Imamul Karim

October 20, 2018

Our village has a hotly contested annual scarecrow competition for charity over the August Bank Holiday.

A.E. ADKINS
A.E. ADKINS

October 20, 2018

Birmingham doesn’t have any traditions that are local that I know of but the city did start the customs of UK German Christmas markets and Balti curries

Elaine Lewis
Elaine Lewis

October 20, 2018

I like the design, apt and straightforward with style.

Christine Caple
Christine Caple

October 20, 2018

In Cornwall we have the famous ’Obby ’Oss celebrations in May, I would visit with my husband.

Jackie Foster
Jackie Foster

October 20, 2018

I come from Weymouth and every New year’s eve people travel from miles around for our Fancy Dress celebrations, if you’re out in Weymouth without dressing up you’re the odd one out

gillian hay
gillian hay

October 20, 2018

Gorgeous watch

Ann Reid
Ann Reid

October 20, 2018

I’m afraid we are too old now for Cumberland & Westmoreland Wrestling,but I would love to give this fantastic watch to my husband on 7th March next year for our DIAMOND WEDDING, I think he deserves it!

greig spencer
greig spencer

October 20, 2018

WHAT A STUNNING WATCH

debbie Davies
debbie Davies

October 20, 2018

in aberystwyth its a tradition to walk the whole length of the promenade and you have to kick the bar at the end. I do this nearly everyday with my husband. we never tire of it. The only thing is our lovely dog who would come with us died last year and we really miss him so its not quite the same without him.

Deirdre M
Deirdre M

October 20, 2018

There is a Christmas Day swim where I am originally from, Skerries. On Christmas morning the whole town gathers after Mass (even if one hasn’t been), bundled up against the elements with a hot drink, to watch those brave enough to get in for the annual dip! Pretty much everyone has done it at some stage – either for themselves or for charity & it fosters a great sense of caraserie and Christmas spirit in the town! Once it’s all over people happily head home to have the Christmas lunch!

Anna Stevens
Anna Stevens

October 20, 2018

Great watch, ideal for every occasion.

Andrew Bale
Andrew Bale

October 20, 2018

What a fabulous watch. Would give it to my cousin who has been so supportive of me over the last couple of years when I’ve lost both my parents.

Adrian Crook
Adrian Crook

October 20, 2018

Beautiful and understated watch, all signed up

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