Category: Watchmakers

Seth Kennedy And The Future Of Mechanical Time Keeping (with apologies to Arthur Conan Doyle) Why post images of people who repair and restore watches and clocks when we are …

Travelling for me always involves seeking out people who repair watches and clocks.  My most recent discovery came in Dubai in November during the superb events of Dubai Watch Week. …

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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