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January 16th, 2018 37 comments

Bradford Exchange Time Vortex Watch

Available to order along with other Bradford items from

An officially licensed Doctor Who timepiece, featuring visible mechanical movement and a genuine leather strap in Tardis blue.

Strap measures 7 inches (18 cm) in length x 0.75 inch (2 cm) in width


In his many adventures the Doctor has to manage time, space and relative dimensions: luckily though, those of us on Earth just need to manage our time.

Now you, or someone you love, can do just that with this handcrafted mechanical watch.

Knowing the Doctor’s fondness for mixing classical and high-tech, this watch combines Roman numerals and a TARDIS-blue leather strap with a mechanical movement, exposing the inner workings of the watch.


In a reference to the opening sequences of Doctor Who, the watch face also features a gold-plated time spiral – the mysterious ‘Time Vortex’ – with a miniature TARDIS tumbling along it.

On the rear of the casing is engraved the name of the watch and Time Lord symbols from Gallifrey.


This high-quality collector’s timepiece is official merchandise of Doctor Who. Don’t miss out. Order now!

This exclusive collectable from The Bradford Exchange features:

  • The Doctor Who Time Vortex Mechanical Watch is exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • Officially licensed Doctor Who first-of-kind
  • Mechanical movement, exposing the inner workings of the watch
  • Face features Roman numerals and a gold-plated time spiral – the mysterious ‘Time Vortex’ – with a miniature TARDIS tumbling along it
  • Casing rear is engraved the name of the watch and Time Lord symbols from Gallifrey
  • TARDIS-blue leather strap
  • Arrives within a custom-designed presentation case
  • Face measures 1.65 inches (4.2 cm) in diameter (including casing). Strap measures 7 inches (18 cm) in length x 0.75 inch (2 cm) in width
  • Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
  • Comes with famous 120-day guarantee


Categorised under: Clocks and watches, Featured, General


  • Jenni-Lee

    September 3rd, 2017 - 2:18am

    How can I get this sent to Australia. I need this watch

    • Ferre Smeets

      May 26th, 2018 - 1:24pm


  • Sugardoc5

    December 18th, 2016 - 5:47pm

    Does anyone have a video of it in action or could anyone send me one please

  • Claire

    October 9th, 2016 - 10:03am

    Why has the price gone up?

    • booboo

      October 9th, 2016 - 12:25pm

      the original price was incorrect

  • Cameron D

    October 4th, 2016 - 4:36pm

    Please fix the link to this watch on Bradford Exchange to:

    • booboo

      October 4th, 2016 - 4:49pm

      That’s odd they have changed the URL

  • Andy

    September 20th, 2016 - 11:01am

    I know it says “mechanical” but is this a proper wind up watch (no battery)? I’ve had so called mechanical watches before, only to find they have a battery and by mechanical they meant skeleton movement.

    • celita alcartio

      October 22nd, 2016 - 2:30pm

      I have one its wind up

  • Russell Sellers

    September 16th, 2016 - 1:38am

    You know what. I love this. My last watch was the regeneration watch released in 2010(? maybe 11) and it’s now showing signs of wear, and the batteries don’t last as they should.

    This is the perfect upgrade for it, and even if i have to pay in installments the quality outweighs the cost so easily.

  • Steve

    September 12th, 2016 - 3:11pm

    I know it’s not cheap, but trust me when I say that the asking price could’ve been a lot more. When I first saw the watch, the figure in my head was somewhere in the ball park of £300 and I wouldn’t have blamed them for attaching a price tag of that size to something which has obviously had a lot of work put into it.

    It really is beautifully crafted, from the spiral sitting above the mechanical clockwork with roman numerals etched onto it along with Gallifreyan writing, to the TARDIS sliding along it, to the etching of the TARDIS and Gallifreyan writing on the backplate of the watch, to the “TARDIS blue” coloring of the tip of the crown and leather band. This is obviously something that has been manufactured with pure Doctor Who geekery at heart, and it shows in the design.

    I know I wont be able to persuade those who already believe that it’s overpriced, but I know that everyone who buys it will appreciate it for its craftsmanship and it’s beauty. This doesn’t look like something that has been smacked together for the purpose of a profit because “it’s Doctor Who and it’ll sell”.

    My opinion is biased because I’ve always wanted a mechanical watch with a Doctor Who twist, but hey-ho, I’ll just throw this opinion in the mixture.

    ***braces for hate***

    • Anonymous

      September 12th, 2016 - 3:33pm

      There is nothing wrong with the price, similar watch have been more expensive

    • Steve

      September 12th, 2016 - 4:05pm

      Yeah that’s my point effectively.

    • Obsie

      November 23rd, 2016 - 1:30pm

      I think you have submitted a good and well judged argument over the qualities of this item and should have no worries with expecting “hate” remarks. Succinctly stated and persuasive 🙂

  • Doctor

    September 11th, 2016 - 2:29pm

    I ordered one of these last time they were put up for sale, was sent a letter saying it wouldn’t be out until July, then the product vanished from the site and I assumed the order was cancelled, I wonder if it’s still a valid order or if I should buy again…

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2016 - 8:23pm

      Look’s like it is going ahead this time. Full page advert for it in this edition of Radio Times 19-25 November 2016.

  • Cyberman Bill

    September 11th, 2016 - 8:20am

    Why are people complaining about the price?? This is a. Ery fair price for a very nice watch. I collect watches and this is a cheaper price than some of the watches I own. Go look at the prices of well made watches and you will see that this is actually quite a good bargain.

    • Cyberman Bill

      September 11th, 2016 - 8:21am

      * Very fair price….

    • Leanne Albert

      October 28th, 2019 - 11:04pm

      Any of these watches still available? And what’s the price in Australian dollars?

  • Jacqui

    September 11th, 2016 - 2:57am

    I live in the Netherlands and would so like to buy this watch. But it is not available outsite the UK. Please make it possible for whovians in other countries to buy it

    • Im Han gyoul

      October 19th, 2016 - 10:40am

      I agree with that. I live in Korea… I’m eager to get one but they only sell it in England…

  • Dan Bullock

    September 10th, 2016 - 6:47pm

    Funny people moaning about the price. This is an individually made item and utterly worth the cost of what work goes into making it.

    I’m sure there will be a plastic/cheaper version eventually but you can’t complain about people making a living for something very nicely made.

    • booboo

      September 10th, 2016 - 7:21pm

      totally agree

      as with all thing the price is dictated by manufacturing costs versus likely demand, this is a high end quality product

      there are other doctor who products that demand much higher prices

  • Jennifer Pugh

    September 10th, 2016 - 11:55am

    this is a stunning Dr who watch, I love it but it is overpriced, a lot of us Dr who fans cannot afford to buy one at this price, also a watch this size is no good for the female fans and would most certainly would not me as I have very small wrists,please offer one thats cheaper and smaller!

  • Doctor MOT

    September 9th, 2016 - 10:06pm

    Why is the price not on the advert?

    • booboo

      September 10th, 2016 - 8:36am

      this is not an advert, we generally never put prices

  • Chris Aldridge

    September 9th, 2016 - 9:36pm

    A beautiful watch but overpriced. Half the price and it may be worth getting.

  • Asher H

    September 9th, 2016 - 6:20pm

    That’s beautiful

  • tacarino

    July 30th, 2016 - 10:22am

    where can i buy the watch?

    • booboo

      September 9th, 2016 - 1:51pm

      its back up for order now

  • Kate Green

    April 17th, 2016 - 10:32pm

    I wish they would do a smaller one for us ladies!

  • Dalekparadigm2

    April 15th, 2016 - 5:09pm

    This is absolutely beautiful. Actually stunning. I so wish I had this!

  • Doctorgeorgebaker

    April 15th, 2016 - 12:52pm

    For the price, I will not be buying it! I already have a £600 Apple Watch and I can just have a vortex wallpaper on that if I wanted

  • Part Gollum Part Time Lord

    April 14th, 2016 - 10:08pm

    Not fair! Especially the day I broke my only watch! Oh well, maybe I can afford in…. never! 🙁 Almost as disappointing as the Rubbertoe sonic!

  • Ian

    April 14th, 2016 - 10:02pm

    How much is it

    • booboo

      April 14th, 2016 - 10:06pm


  • Moodbeam

    April 14th, 2016 - 9:23pm

    Wow. Might just have to order this to sit alongside my other one from the BBC shop. It’s beautiful.


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