Membership of the British Watch and Clock Makers’ Guild is by election and is only open to those professionally engaged in a branch of horology or its allied crafts.

The Guild undertakes a yearly price repair survey, to which all members are requested to respond. The results of this survey are included in The Green Book, the Guild’s year book, which is sent to all paid up members in September each year. The Green Book also contains classified lists of members offering specialist services to the trade and other information The Guild also publishes and circulates The TimePiece newsletter six times a year.

Members are able to use the Guild Emblem on their personal letterhead and business card. Various other items such as valuation forms, window stickers, watch waterproof stickers, etc. are available to members from the Guild at cost. Links to members web sites are included on the web site free of charge to members.

Application for membership must be made in writing via a Membership Application form. A copy of the Guild rules and objectives and the Guild’s Professional Charter is also available.

Application for membership must be accompanied by payment for the first year’s subscription.

Annual subscriptions are due during January each year, currently £65.00 for full members and £45 for retired members. Please see the Subscription Payments page (in a drop down menu for Membership) for the various ways to pay.

Membership Benefits

  • Six issues of TimePiece each year, which includes news, diary dates, horological information and workshop tips, etc.
  • Use of Guild logo on stationery, website, business cards, etc
  • Entry on the Guild’s website in the members section – – which enables potential customers to get in touch.
  • A business profile in TimePiece if desired, news stories about your company/products where appropriate and help publicising events
  • Entry in the Green Brook – published once a year it contains Repair Price Survey and Income Survey as submitted by members, water resistant, battery and moon phase guides, members classified list, giving details of specialisms and members website address guide.
  • Discounted advertising in TimePiece and the chance to send out fliers at a very reasonable rate.
  • Use of the Guild’s Watch Spare Parts Database offering the chance to record or sell surplus stock or buy unusual and rare parts.
  • Support and help for members by providing a code of conduct and complaints procedure.
  • Help and advice if complaints are made against members, via a dedicated Guild complaints panel.
  • Help with identifying unusual watches and repairs through our membership (TimePiece) and media pages.  We are active on FB, Instagram and Linked in and have many followers. A recent query about a time recording clock was solved in a couple of hours when a specialist saw it on our Instagram page and we were able to put our member in touch.
  • Merchandise – BWCMG stickers for use at Business premises, ties, customer notices, display card, conditions of repair acceptance, valuation forms. We are just developing a Not Water Resistant sticker for watches, following an appeal from our members.
  •  Chance to have your say and attend Board meetings – 4 x a year.
  • Occasional horological trips

Standard Membership

Membership for Working Watch and Clock Makers

£ 65 Year

Secure payment via Direct Debit or PayPal

Retired Membership

Membership for Retired Watch and Clock Makers

£ 45 Year

Secure payment via Direct Debit or PayPal

Offline Payment Methods

We also accept Bank Transfer and Cheque’s as payment methods, Please find our details below. Make sure to include your Membership Number with your payment.

Bank Transfer

Account number: 20541929
Sort code 50-00-00
Account holder: The British Watch and Clock Makers’ Guild
IBAN: GB78NWBK50000020541929.
Ref: Your Membership Number


Make cheques payable to “The British Watch and Clock Makers’ Guild” with your membership number on the back of the Cheque.


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Merretts Mill Industrial Centre
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