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 …

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 …

Example of a British Watch and Clockmakers Company watch

The British Watch and Clockmaking Company

In 1800 Britain produced around half of the world’s watches, however by 1840 for every one English watch sold the Swiss were able to sell ten. In an attempt to remedy this situation, in 1842 the British Watch and Clockmaking Company was founded at 75 Dean Street in Soho, with the aim of mass producing …