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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