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   Captain O.M. Watts of London

In this beautiful and very chic ship-shape shop you will find everything you need for your next cruise: clothes, shoes, books, maps, bags, instruments,... even some Saint James tee-shirts.

Business detail

7 Dover Street
020 7493 4633
Closest tube
Green Park
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Captain O.M. Watts of London distributes the following brand(s):


01/07/2018 - karithgroup said :

I have a full set of cotton signal flags which are stored individually in a carrying pouch, which my father purchased from Captain Watts 60 years ago or more.

Still serviceable after all these years!

Keith May
104 Spinnaker Lane
Red Bank, NJ 07701

23/07/2017 - empso said :

copper cigar ashtray with silver disk of ships compass presented to capt o.m.watts and the word lurline

23/07/2017 - empso said :

i have a copper cigar ashtray inset with a silver disk of a ships compass presented to capt O.M.WATTS and the word lurline apart from that I have no more information. doug

18/07/2017 - roywallis646 said :

I worked for Capt. Watts at his Albermarle Street shop in the summer of 1971. He was a good boss but a hard task master. It was an experience to say the least. I remember been given proofs of Reeds to check over for him as he was editor of the yearly tome at that time.

Roy Wallised

11/12/2016 - Judybd86 said :

Do you carry Men's guernsey sweaters?

03/11/2015 - lhjw66576 said :

I've just had a quick look at the frontage of 49 Albemarle Street using Google Earth. It looks pretty much as I remember it. the varnished double doors to the stairs up to the First and 2nd floor showrooms, with stockroom and offices and a flat above. God, thinking back -I find it difficult to believe that I haven't seen that since 1958!

03/11/2015 - lhjw66576 said :

I worked for Capt.O.M. Watts at 49 Albemarle Street from 1955 to 1958.Nice man, good Boss. He had a secretary named Miss Withams who was probably in her 20's then. Occasionally, he'd invite shop staff down to Beaulieu to crew on his converted MFV for a weekend. I enjoyed a couple of days out around the isle of Wight crewing for him during Cowes Week; and IIRC, enjoyed at least 2 cruises across to France crewing for him, as well. I left the shop early in 1958 [to work on a M/L. conversion for Charter, being done in St. Aubin, Jersey], and never had occasion to visit the shop again after that. But I've still got some of the stuff I bought there on Staff Discount.

26/07/2013 - rsw_ga said :

I worked as a Saturday boy during the early 1970's at Captain OM Watts. He was a remarkable man. We often had chats during my time spent working at his business and shop premises. Passionate & considerate were two of his very obvious traits.

19/01/2013 - guy said :

Melissawatts30- Are you related to Captain O M Watts? He was my Great Uncle and I am trying to find out more about him. If you are interested could you send me an email to or call 07887766300. Thanks, Guy Watts

28/09/2012 - melissawatts30 said :

Captain Watts in Dover Street was originally located in Albemarle Street. Sadly, the shop does not exist any more.

13/08/2011 - Christaylor said :

Good morning.  My father-in-law frequented your shop many times on numerous trips to London.  He purchases a set of cotton binding signal flags (alpha, numerical and repeaters) which we learned to use.  I stored them when not in use in our wooden boat house at our cottage.  Unfortunately this 60 year old building burnt down last week.  No harm or loss of life however boats and All contents including signal pennants are destroyed.

Do you still have sets available and at what cost for a set of alpha-numeric-repeaters?


Chris Taylor
Lake Joseph, Ontario, Canada

11/08/2010 - dawneverett2003 said :

are u the same shop that was in albemarie st IF not what happen to it


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