The idea for Thomas & George was formed back in 2016 by two friends; Jamie ‘Thomas’ Rice and Andrew ‘George’ Leong.
I’ve always loved watches. I’m not a typical ‘watch geek’ - meaning I don’t really care about what movement a watch has or how deep I could dive in the ocean whilst wearing it. I’ve just always loved watches that look good.
I was having a coffee with Andrew back in 2016 and we got talking about watches. We both agreed that we’d never spend a huge amount money on a watch to own personally as there’s the fear of losing it or it becoming scratched/damaged and losing thousands of pounds as a result. It was then that we realised something, at the time there weren’t really any watch brands out there that offered watches that looked luxurious without having a fairly hefty price tag attached to it.
We realised that we both had quite prestigious sounding middle names, then when we put them together, even more so. Thomas & George was formed. We spent a large chunk of 2016 dealing with suppliers, getting samples, running tests and getting the brand right.
A lot has happened since 2016 and we’re proud to say that we’ve sold thousands of watches around the world. There’s people now wearing a Thomas & George watch in countries like Israel, Moscow and Singapore which makes us very happy.
I (Jamie) took full control of the business in 2019 and I’ve made some changes, most notably adding a bolder range of watches. I love having a minimal watch when wearing a suit - in fact, I along with my best man (Andrew) and groomsmen all wore the Bakersfield Brown watch on my wedding day. But I really felt something was missing with the brand and I realised that I personally was in the market for a chunkier, bolder watch. Now I certainly wasn’t going to buy this from another brand, so I got to work.
While most brands focus online, I decided that I would rather have the Thomas & George brand in stores. This way, our customers and potential customers can pick up, feel and try on our range of watches. I'm delighted to say that I have partnered with Eddie Hoffman of Louis Williams Jewellers and we are excited to have the brand stocked within retail stores over the coming months.
Thank you for visiting Thomas & George, if you have any questions or would like to find out more about us or a particular watch feel free to get in touch. I’ll personally respond to you.
Jamie ‘Thomas’ Rice