Category: Watchmakers

Surprised During A Walk Down Charing Cross Road And Your mother Was Right About Talking To Strangers   Yes, I know this might be construed as an exercise in relentless …

Introducing Garrick’s Stunning New S2 Timepiece   In all the hubbub about a British Watchmaking Revival the Norfolk based brand Garrick is sometimes overlooked.  This is extremely unfair because Garrick …

Discovering Watchmaker John Harrison’s Tomb     I think cities look their worst or best depending on the weather. New York can be ugly in summer. Sunlight as sharp as …

John Nevil Maskelyne – Strange the things to be found, When wandering ‘round an English town. The previous rhyming couplet is one of my few attempts at poetry during my …

My Interview With Master Watchmaker Andreas Strehler At The Watchmakers Club Event Andreas Strehler and me in conversation during last month’s Watchmaker’s Club meeting in London.  With his answers, Andreas turned …

Some Thoughts From Great Watchmakers   This article first appeared in 2009 in IW Magazine.  The thoughts expressed by the watchmakers I interviewed are still valid.   Is the question: …

My Travels In Vietnam – The Hanoi Watch Scene   What does a true watchie (thank you for the neologism Richard Paige) do after arriving in a city for the …

Towards A New Nomenclature For Watch Brands     Why do we watchnerds employ particular terms to describe watch brands?  Habit – that’s the only reason.  We’re accustomed to specific …

Sotheby’s to auction four George Daniels timepieces   As many people know by now next week – Wednesday 19 September – Sotheby’s will auction timepieces by George Daniels.  Of the …

Restoring Harrison’s Timekeepers An unscientific – to the point of being casual – survey of watchmakers over the years has reveal that John Harrison is the most highly regarded watchmaker …

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