Our Story

Paulin was founded by the Paulin sisters in Glasgow in 2013 with the premise of designing and assembling simple, high-quality, design-led watches. We have since continued to expand our range of watches, launched a range of full-grain Italian leather goods and brought out a best-selling wall clock. We are continually striving to keep providing our customers with quality and affordability with as little environmental impact as possible. We source components from all over the world, focussing on the best quality and supporting British manufacturers wherever workable. We use environmentally sustainable practices and only use eco friendly packaging.

Inspiration for Paulin among other things came from our childhoods growing up surrounded by our great grandfather; George Henry Paulin’s sculptures and paintings. He was a distinguished sculptor who worked throughout both World Wars across London and Glasgow, some of his work is still situated around Glasgow.

Paulin’s roots are firmly established in Glasgow and that’s where our flagship store is based. In the west end, along Great Western Road you’ll find our workshop, a creative space that acts as a shop, office, studio and leather workshop. Open seven days a week, we encourage you to pop along if you are in the Glasgow area. Or if you are in the Edinburgh area we have a newly opened store in Stockbridge. At these locations you can try on the watches browse a curated selection of goods from local designers and makers and chat to us about all things Paulin.

2013

In 2013 Paulin was founded with the simple premise of designing and assembling simple, high-quality, design-led watches. We released our first range of watches, the C200’s, S75’s and C50’s.

2014

We released our most popular model, the Commuter in 2014.

2015

We opened our first stop in the Trongate area of Glasgow. Our first experience being face to face with our customers was invaluable, we were able to get tangible feedback and from this point began the process of expanding and updating our watch and product range.

2016

We introduced a range of small leather goods. We sourced vibrant Italian, full-grain vegetable tanned leather from the Tempesti Tannery in Florence that later influenced the 12mm Geo Mini straps.

2017

As Paulin was expanding we needed more space so we moved to our Flagship store on Great Western Road.

In 2017 we created our own font, called ‘Geo’. This inspired the update of our Commuter, the creation of our first mechanical watch; the Commuter Automatic and the release of our new smaller watch, the Geo Mini.

We released our Wall clock at the end of 2017 and it became a bestseller

2018

Our Geo Mini’s were stocked in the iconic Moma in New York for a limited period.

In 2018 we opened our second Paulin shop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

2019

Set to release our first non-leather straps and have a few more very exciting launches to come.. to keep up to date sign up for our newsletter here.

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