• How to Become a Watchmaker – Part One – Introduction

    So you have an interest in watches, and like the idea of becoming a watchmaker. As a watchmaker myself, who made a very conscious decision to choose this career and embarked upon a path to become traditionally trained, I cannot recommend the industry highly enough. The sense of satisfaction from taking something old, worn and …

  • British Watchmaking

    BRIEF HISTORY OF BRITISH WATCHMAKING Watchmaking is a British trade. Every major escapement design, and around three-quarters of the remaining innovations came from these shores. It can be said to have started with Thomas Tompion (1639-1713), often referred to as the father of English clockmaking. A student of Tompion, George Graham(1673-1751), made further innovations before …

  • June 2016 Update

    5 years ago I made the decision to become a watchmaker. It was a completely unexpected result of seaching for a new career, and it has been a very interesting journey. I’ve written about the story of becoming a watchmaker here. Anyway, some news. Firstly I’m writing articles again now after an extended break. The …

  • Becoming a Watchmaker

    It’s been an interesting and unexpected journey in becoming a watchmaker. If I knew at the beginning what I would have to sacrifice to get to where I am now, would I still have gone ahead? Damn right I would have. Watchmaking is a fabulous career. I always look forward to and gain incredible amounts …