• How to Polish a Watch Case and Bracelet

    A watchmaker’s work is often left unappreciated as it is hidden inside the case. The fact that the watch is keeping time and functioning as it should are the only outside indicators of a well serviced watch. When studying to become a watchmaker we were often told the mantra that “you can’t see a good …

  • Robert Loomes Stamford Ltd.

    Overview Founded: 2011 (watchmaking heritage since 1654) UK Staff: 12 Watches Produced: c.400 per year Price Point: £3,850-£17,800 Percentage British: 100% _________________ About Robert Loomes Stamford Ltd. is an established clock and watch repairer with a long heritage and contribution to British horology. Alongside their repair and restoration business, within their workshop they manufacture entirely …

  • 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 …

  • August 2015 Update

    It’s been some time since I’ve provided an update, but fear not I have been busy behind the scenes. First up I took my 3rd year BHI exams in May 2014, which also included the Drawing Clock/Watch Escapement exam that I had postponed from the 2nd year. The reason for the postponement was that I …