ALKU Collection Instructions

The beginning , Alku

Thank you for purchasing your Alku watch, Galvin Watch Company’s first collection.

I established Galvin Watch Company to share my passion for elegant, high quality timepieces. With over 10 years watchmaking experience, I have combined my skills and expertise to design a watch that is built to last.

The Alku Collection is the opening chapter of my story, thanks for being a part of it.

The journey has only just begun.

Susan Galvin
CEO and the founder of GWC


The Alku collection is inspired by the golden age of watchmaking. It’s minimalist design and proportions are a testament to my passion for classic timepieces and my Finnish heritage. The watch is powered by Miyota’s 9039 Premium Automatic calibre. Its self-winding mechanism is known for its durability and reliability. The watch case is made from premium stainless steel 316L. The sapphire crystal is scratch resistance and it has an anti-reflective coating. A key feature of the Alku watch is it’s domed shaped dial, which is inspired by vintage dress watches from the 1940s & 50s.

The Alku Collection is ideal for business or casual wear.


  • Diameter: 38.65mm
  • Thickness: 12.45mm
  • Lug width: 19.1mm
  • Lug to lug: 44.59mm
  • Domed dial
  • Domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflection coating
  • Transparent case back with flat sapphire crystal
  • Miyota 9039 Calibre
  • Stainless steel L316 case
  • 5 ATM water resistant

*Water resistance of 5 ATM refers to 50 meters, which is a measure for a pressure, but not depth. Alku watches are water resistant, but not waterproof. Therefore, you should not wear your Alku watch whilst swimming or participating in other water based activities.


Your Alku timepiece is fitted with the Miyota’s 9039 Premium Automatic movement. The crown may be placed in 2 positions as per the image below. 

We recommend manually winding your watch prior to use (approximately 20-30 turns clockwise in position A below). 

Your watch will then be wound automatically during use, through the motion of your wrist. It has a power reserve of 42 hours.


The Alku straps are made from Italian leather and are vegetable tanned. Since vegetable tanning is a natural process, it’s also eco-friendly and it’s called “vegetable” because of the natural materials used in the tanning process.

The straps are availble in 2 fittings either with a deployant clap or pin buckle.

Strap Colours:

  • Black
  • Navy Blue
  • Tanned Suede
  • Brown

Strap Sizes (relating to wrist circumference):

  • Small - Under 16.5cm
  • Medium - 16.5cm - 18.5cm
  • Large - Over 18.5cm


All watches come with a 2-year warranty, which covers material production defects of the watch, strap and movement. It does not cover damage caused by misuse/physical force, and/or normal wear and tear.

If you have an issue with your timepiece, please contact GWC as soon as possible. Please do not attempt to repair your own watch, as doing so will render your warranty void.

Galvin Watch Company has service centres in the UK and Finland. Please contact us via email, so that we can assist you further with your enquiry.

To lodge a support request, please email your details along with a description of the issue to