Alongside my XML conversion work, I also service watch and clock movements and carry out watch and clock repairing. I am the repairer for two local shops and I also undertake private work.
Watch and clock repairing is one of my biggest passions and it also runs in the blood.
My father was a watch and clock repairer and from an early age I was watching and subconsciously learning from him.
In my early teens, I asked him if he would teach me his trade. He said no! Instead, he gave me six watches. He told me to service them and then tell him why they weren’t working.
I serviced the watches and took them back to him. I told him why they weren’t working and he quizzed me about what I would do to repair them.
In this way, I learned my skills. At no point would my father ever tell me what to do, he would always leave me to work it out for myself.
This approach has always stood me in good stead because I will now happily service anything mechanical.
On the other hand, when it comes to repairing cases, repainting dials or any of the other specialist tasks involved in watches and clocks, I have a network of experts I trust and recommend.
I am a member of the British Watch and Clockmakers’ Guild and an associate member of the British Horological Institute.
To enquire about a watch or clock that needs servicing or repair, please get in touch.