British Watchmakers’ Day – Andrew Canter, MrWatchMaster
Paul Sweetenham, Farer Watches, with Guild Chair Shuajb Berisha.

British Watchmakers’ Day – Andrew Canter, MrWatchMaster

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Sell out event showcasing the Best of British The Alliance of British Watch and Clock Makers, British Watchmakers’ Day, was billed as the first major live event dedicated to British…

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Progress in Time – Anne Baker
Nat Ben Collecting Box c1930. Image kindly provide by Auction Revolution Ltd.

Progress in Time – Anne Baker

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NBSWCM – the trade charity providing financial help for over 200 years As we enter 2024, with the backdrop of world unease and continuing financial difficulties, it is heart-warming to remember…

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Guild Award Winner – Mark Murran
BSOW student Mark Murran receiving his Award from Guild Chairman, Shuajb Berisha FBHI.

Guild Award Winner – Mark Murran

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British School of Watchmaking Presentation Evening The BSOW/Guild 2024 Award winner is Mark Murran, who has just completed the 1800 hour course at the Manchester School. He was presented with…

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Meet the new Guild Chairman

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Meet the new Guild Chairman, Shuajb Berisha FBHI, who was elected at the AGM on 18 May 2023.Shuajb takes over from retiring Chairman, Paul Roberson FBHI, who has held the…

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Guild/BSoW Prize Winners 2023

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Two talented students at the British School of Watchmaking have received Guild awards for their outstanding achievements during study.Rafal Chmiel, who studied on the 3,000 hour course (two years) and…

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BOOK REVIEW – Hidden Histories – Coventry Jewish Watchmakers

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Hidden HistoriesCoventry Jewish Watchmakersby Mark JohnsonWith foreword by Professor Emerita Gillian HundtISBN978-1-7393102-0-2 Softback £9.99978-1-7393102-1-9 Hardback £16.99978-1-7393102-2-6 eBook £6.99 or free with Kindle UnlimitedAvailable at: Amazon.com This book achieves what it sets out…

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BOOK REVIEW – Hands of Time – A Watchmaker’s History of Time

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Title: Hands of TimeA Watchmaker’s History of TimeAuthor: Rebecca StruthersISBN: 9781529339031Publisher: Hodder & StoughtonIllustrations by Craig StruthersPhotographs by Andy PilsburyPrice: £22Available from Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles and all good bookshops.First and foremost, this book…

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A Space Odyssey

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Planetariums, telluriums and lunariums that are out of this world... Part 2 José Gómez In the last TimePiece we highlighted how José first became interested in planetariums and how his…

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Guild/BHI Prize Winners

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Two students received BWCMG prizes at the BHI Awards Day in November.It was the first time that the event has been held since before Covid, hence the two awards (one for 2021…

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QEST – Horological students invited to apply as new year funding round opens
Patrick at the bench. He has just been awarded the prestigious BHI Bronze medal for outstanding achievement during his four year DLC course.

QEST – Horological students invited to apply as new year funding round opens

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Horological students are being encouraged to apply for the latest scholarship grants on offer through QEST. The next round will be open 9 January – 13 February 2023  and details…

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BCU student William Oke wins Guild Award

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Birmingham City University horology student William Oke has won the BWCMG Annual Award for the highest achievement in Clock and Watch Servicing. He was presented with a £500 Cousins tool voucher by…

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Britain’s Best Kept Horological Secret
Keith Scobie-Youngs at Cumbria Clock Company’s Dacre workshops. Photo: ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

Britain’s Best Kept Horological Secret

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The Great Clock of Westminster restored in tiny Cumbrian hamlet As the Palace of Wesminster renovations finally draw to an end after five long years and at a cost of…

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A message from the Guild President Jools Holland OBE
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra back on stage at last

A message from the Guild President Jools Holland OBE

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Well here we are again at the start of another new year – one which will hopefully be kinder to us all as this dreadful virus at last seems to…

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QEST – Funding available
Seth at the bench

QEST – Funding available

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The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), which is dedicated to supporting excellence in British craftsmanship, is looking to encourage more watch and clock makers to apply for funding. Since it…

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Apprentice News

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Information in Timepiece helps to keep members of the Guild abreast of apprenticeship opportunities, ideal for filling that gap in the workshop. This edition reports on the latest news about…

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BWCMG – BCU Prize Winner
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BWCMG – BCU Prize Winner

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Birmingham City University BA horology student Lewis Sorrill has won the BWCMG 2021 Prize for achieving the highest score in watch/clock servicing. Due to coronavirus restrictions the award was presented…

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BWCMG Prize – Double presentation to BSoW students
Naïs at the bench.

BWCMG Prize – Double presentation to BSoW students

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Two top students at the British School of Watchmaking have won BWCMG  prizes for achieving the highest overall grade on the two courses run by the Manchester-based facility. Naïs Hamelin,…

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Saved by the Bell! – Britain’s last traditional foundry handed a Lottery lifeline
Craftsmen recasting the bells of Moresby Church

Saved by the Bell! – Britain’s last traditional foundry handed a Lottery lifeline

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£5m restoration secures Loughborough Bell Foundry’s future John Taylor & Co  – the  UK’s last traditional bell foundry ­– has embarked on a £5m restoration project, thanks to Lottery funding and…

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New trade body to support UK’s commercial watch and clock makers – The Alliance of British Watch and Clock Makers

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A new commercial trade organisation which will support and promote the British watch and clock making industry on an international level has recently been launched.A new commercial trade organisation which…

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An epicyclic clock adventure

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Part 1 - Making the Annulus Wheel I have recently graduated from Birmingham City University with a first class honours degree in Horology. I came to the course with no…

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Researching the Guilds history

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The Guild is to fund a small research project into its formation and history after it was found there was little to no information pre-1930s. Although it is known that…

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Making the VFR timer

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A functional hand-made military style chronograph – Part 1 Introduction Making watches has long been my main interest in horology and although the repair and restoration of watches has been…

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