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RUC GC Centenary Holton Automatic


This RUC GC Memorial Watch Project is only available to RUC personnel and is endorsed by the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation.

Limited availability: First come, first served

Strap:Black Rubber
Full Description

The Holton Professional was developed in response to a request from a specialist branch of the military who demanded a fit-for-purpose professional watch capable of a life in the field.


Since its launch five years ago, the Holton has earned its place as the watch of choice for military and security personnel with thousands worn worldwide.


This RUC GC Memorial Watch Project is only available to RUC personnel and is endorsed by the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation.

10% of sales will be donated to RUC GC - PSNI Benevolent Fund and the Police Historical Society Northern Ireland (Incorporating The RUC GC Historical Society).


Please choose whether you would like your watch to be supplied with a black rubber strap or a matching beadblasted metal bracelet by clicking the box in the top right. The price will change to reflect your choice.


If you've got any questions, please drop us a line before you place your order:

The order book will be kept open until 31st March 2022 at which point, this page will be closed in order for production to start.

The watches are built to order and are expected to be delivered in autumn 2022

  • RUC GC printed on the dial in subdued grey at 6 o'clock
  • 6 o'clock marker below printed in blue to symbolise the RUC GC ribbon
  • 20 on internal bezel scale printed in green to symbolise 20 years
  • Seconds hand tipped in green
  • 22nd date printed in red -- '2022'
  • 'Black ribbon' printed across the centre of the dial
  • RUC Harp insignia deep acid etched in relief in the centre of the caseback
  • 1922-2022 in relief above
  • Serial numbered below (serial numbers will be allocated in order sequence with earlier orders receiving lower serial numbers)
  • Seiko self-winding automatic movement 

This watch has now been changed from being a battery-powered quartz watch to a self-winding automatic watch at the suggestion of the project leads: from a security point of view, taking a watch for battery change could pose a security issue for the watch's owner, whereas the automatic movement is powered by the wearer's movement and will never need a battery change.


The rubber strapped watches will comfortably fit up to 185mm/7.5" wrist. If your wrist is larger we'd suggest choosing the metal strap option or emailing us for an alternative.


A precise 120 click high grip bezel houses a stainless steel insert precisely embossed with hours and minutes indentations then flooded with high grade C3 SuperLuminova. The hobnail outer knurling is slightly higher than the insert to form a high grip surface for trustworthy operation even when using the palm of a wet gloved hand. Both components are matt bead blasted, hardened to 1200HV (Vickers hardness scale) then a 0.8 micron PVD coating is applied whose hardness matches that of the stainless steel components.

Straps are easily changed and secured via solid steel screw in bars operated with a five lobe tool and matching socket in the strap bar ends.

The recessed screw-down crown is located out of harm's way at 4H whilst retaining the water protection afforded by our proprietary seals. 

Beadblasted 316L stainless case and gunmetal grey external bezel with black insert
9H-3H 43mm excluding crown
12H-6H - 52mm max to tip of case shoulders
Maximum thickness 12mm
Easy to read at a glance day or night with military styling that’s relevant and familiar. The hour markers are bold C3-coated pyramids reminiscent of 1970s military dive watches, brought up to date with our trademark 12-3-6-9 cardinal graphics, with a white chevron at 12H to help orientate the watch when it’s dark

Clear differentiation between hours, minutes and seconds hands with minimal chance of confusion. Short stubby ‘sword’ hour hand, long slender parallel minutes hand with pointed tip that reaches precisely to the minute markers. The seconds hand has a fine olive drab tip and C3 filled arrow head counterbalanced by a black ‘lollipop’

Bevelled 2mm sapphire glass with anti reflective coating applied to the inner surface to minimise glare for perfect visibility in all light conditions. Fitted using a black sealing ring.


Japanese-made Seiko NH35 self-winding automatic movement with 42hr power reserve, hack, and hand-winding. Housed inside our shock protection movement housing with elastomer shock absorbers. 
Manufacturer's expected movement accuracy: -20/+40sec per day. Typical real world accuracy: +/- 20sec per day.

Strap bars:
Solid steel strap bars that screw directly into the case shoulders, driven by a 5-lobe head so that the driver (included with the watch) can't slip or climb out, ensuring simple and fast strap changes whilst also providing maximum security.

Bolted down using hex bolts creating a perfect compression seal and correct tension for the shock absorption system. Multiple surfaces minimise skin contact for comfort.The caseback graphics are always aligned perfectly vertically.
* RUC Harp deep acid etched in relief in the centre of the caseback with centenary dates above
* Serial numbered below
* 25 characters of personal engraving included


We design and re-design every component to make watches that are fundamentally fit-for-purpose, minimising or eliminating typical points of failure such as spring bars breaking, straps snapping, or watches leaking - all potentially catastrophic failures.

Any watches damaged in service can be repaired quickly and economically at our in-house workshop in Poole and returned to service with the minimum of disruption.

Not only is our servicing world class, the warranty has no small print. It’s honest, comprehensive, and straightforward. The whole watch is covered for 5 years, not just the movement. The only exclusions are accidental damage, the battery and wear & tear.


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