The History of a Horological Supplier
Bradford, in the 19th Century
A G Thomas (Bradford) Ltd was established in
Bradford, Yorkshire in 1890 by Alexander George Thomas when he settled there after
finishing his apprenticeship as a watch repairer. The present Managing Directors,
Arnold G. Thomas and Sandra Thomas are, respectively, his grandson and great
Alexander Thomas soon saw a need for a wholesaler in the Bradford area and
the company has developed from that small start. Harold, his son, used to visit customers
on his motor bike and the customer base was extended into northern England, and Arnold
Thomas developed the business in Ireland. The company has now grown to be a major force in
the trade, throughout the UK, but remains a family led concern, aiming to give the best
possible service to the manufacturer, repairer and retail jeweller.
We supply a comprehensive range of tools,
machines and materials for the watch and clock maker, repairer and working jeweller. We
also have an extensive range of clock movements and materials - please
download a catalogue.
The Present Day
A G Thomass are major importers and
distributors of interchangeable watch parts for the repair of watches and clock parts for
the repair of clocks, and main distributors of Rayovac watch batteries and clock
batteries. We stock all technical bits and pieces for making your own clock. Refer
to our detailed Product List if you have a
specific requirement, or give us a call (contact
Our service to the retail jeweller is second to
none and we have a range of silver and 9ct gold jewellery, Jean Pierre watches and pocket
watches, stop watches, fashion broaches, watch bracelets, gift lines and an extensive
range of excellent value leather watch straps.
We also have an online shop, so you can put in an urgent order
in when you remember at 11pm if you want!
About Thomas's Today...
AGT Terms and
Horology Links and
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