Five Swiss watchmakers have got together to develop an open-source construction for a watch movement. The plans for the components will be freely available and anyone can use them to make the movement or parts for the movement.
The Guild's Annual General Meeting takes place on Thursday 11 May at Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ.
The normal Council meeting will be held at 2pm followed by the AGM at 4pm.
Retired members are of great value to the Guild and pay a reduced annual subscription fee.
To qualify for this status you must have previously been a full member of the Guild and no longer be working in the trade or running any type of horological business.
Retired members will not be included in the Members' Website Address Guide in the Green Book or in the Find A Repairer on the Guild website.
The Guild is the representative organisation for Professional Horologists in Britain. We involve ourselves in any issue that is relevant to supporting the Trade. We work to help ensure that Watch and Clock Makers are able to earn a fair living for their efforts, and that Consumers get proper value for money when buying time pieces, or when having them Serviced and Repaired.
If you earn all or part of your living from Horology, then you should be a member of The British Watch and Clock Makers Guild. If you are a consumer wanting to buy a Watch or Clock, or have an existing one serviced or repaired, look for our Membership Certificate at any outlet you visit.
Membership of The British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild is by election and is available to those who are professionally engaged in any branch of horology and allied crafts. A Membership Certificate is issued to all members immediately after being elected to membership.
Membership applications forms can be downloaded from the membership link.
A brief history of The British Watch and Clock Makers' can be found elsewhere on our site.
The site contains a geographical list of links to Guild members with websites, it also contains links to other related websites.
Those wishing to purchase materials for their clocks or watches; books on Horology will find links to material houses and booksellers on this site.
People interested in Horology will find some suggestions for visiting museums and stately houses with Horological collections.
The Guild regrets that they do not undertake research or give information on specific types of watches or clocks or their makers to non Guild members.
The British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild is not to be held responsible for any advice or product that is part of any advertisement within this or any linked web sites. Such responsibility lies solely with the company or individual advertising.
Click here for contact details of The British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild.
11 Guild Board Meeting, Friends Meeting House, London. NW1 2BJ. 2pm.
14 Midlands Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, B92.
10/11 BHI Summer Show, Upton Hall, Notts. NG23 5TE 10am-4pm
11 Essex Clock & Watch Fair, Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester. CO6 1EJ.
16 Midlands Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, B92.
10 Guild Board Meeting, Friends Meeting House, London. NW1 2BJ. 2pm.
25-27 Furtwangen Clock and Watch Fair, Hoschschule
5-9 Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair
22 Midlands Clock and Watch Fair, National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, B92.
9 Guild Board Meeting, Friends Meeting House, London. NW1 2BJ. 2pm.
19 West Country Clock & Watch Fairs, Holiday Inn, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2UA.
10 Brunel Clock and Watch Fair, Sports Hall, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PN.