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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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Adding a date complication

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I am a student on the BSOW traditional 3000 hour watchmaking course, class of 2018-2020, which entails the more traditional aspects of watchmaking, that aren’t as commonly taught these days.…

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CNC milling for watch and clock makers

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In this month’s TimePiece, Frank Boswell describes how to refurbish an automatic device complete for a Rolex cal 1030. Any part reference numbers are taken from the Ebauches SA Technological…

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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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Anordain – enamelling – old crafts in new hands

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anOrdain, a vibrant ‘new’ Glasgow-based watchmaking business, which specialises in making enamel dials in time-honoured tradition, has just received a £60,000 grant to help them expand even further. Founder Lewis…

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IWC Calibre Jones

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Calibre Jones watches were the first watches made by the International Watch Company (IWC) and are now around 150 years old, Figure 1. These early models were designed and produced…

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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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Hong Kong watch clock fair celebrates a first

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Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) join exhibitors at the September fair. The 38th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair (HKW&CF) opened from 3 - 7 September, 2019 in the…

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