NEW! BWCMG Watch Parts Database

The Guild is pleased to announce the opening of the new Watch Parts Database. This free tool allows you to manage your parts stock. On top of that, you can share your parts with others. If you are a watchmaker, a parts seller, or just someone who bought a lot of parts on eBay, it doesn't mattter.

Just register, and you are ready to go. This site is also a great management tool for watch parts, no matter if you want to sell parts or not. You can mark your stock as hidden, or set minimum stock levels for yourself. I am a watchmaker and I use this site for my own stock administration. With unlimited amounts of hierarchical stock locations, no part will ever get lost again in your workshop (unless you drop it somewhere and you can't find it.

Visit the database at www.watchparts.org.uk

Latest News

The Innovation & Collaboration Exhibition at Bonhams was a resounding success with visitors
07 Nov

Innovation & Collaboration brings together rare clocks and watches for the first time.

‘Topping Out’ as Big Ben project reaches highest point
11 Jul

Iconic clock tower is shrouded in 800 tonnes of scaffolding as conservation work continues

The Great Clock of Westminster, arguably Britain’s most iconic landmark, is  barely visible under 800 tonnes of scaffolding – equivalant to around 63 double decker buses – as the three year conservation  project continues.

Jools Holland sitting at the piano - photo by Mary McCartney
21 May

BWCMG welcomes world renowned musician with a lifelong love of clocks

Rhythm and blues legend Jools Holland OBE, who has a lifelong love of clocks and watches, has agreed to become the BWCMG’s new president.

21 May

This very special timepiece is finally unveiled!

Guild host lunch at Windsor Castle
27 Apr

Representatives from all of the UK’s horological organisations joined training providers, auctioneers and businesses for the Guild lunch, at Windsor Castle on Thursday 12 April.

M&P
12 Mar

Established horological supplier Meadows & Passmore is hoping that a new owner can be found to take over the reins after 40 years in business.

02 Jan

The latest clock to come out of the Yorkshire-based luxury clock making company Sinclair Harding was unveiled to great accolade recently.

The two train Condliff has been a three year partnership project between owner Bob Bray and esteemed Sheffield clockmaker J Malcolm Wild.

02 Jan

A Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Ref 6239, owned by Hollywood actor Paul Newman, has sold for a record breaking $17,752,500 at a New York auction, making it the most expensive watch to ever go under the hammer.

In sterling this equates to £13,493,675; Swiss Francs CHF 17,709,894; and Euros €15,228,095.

02 Oct

The only mechanical clock in the world which is adjustable for longitude and latitude has just been unveiled.

Big Ben
16 Aug

Crowds gathered in Parliament Square on Monday 21 August to hear The Great Bell of Westminster strike midday for the last time until 2021. It has now been silenced to allow for major conservation work to be carried out.

Representing and Supporting the British Watch and Clock Industry

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.

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.

TimePiece

1 Apr 2018

Inside this latest issue of TimePiece you will find a wide range of horological articles, news, events and services - something for everyone to enjoy.

Read now (PDF 5M)

Events

November

8 BWCMG Board Meeting,  Friends Meeting House, 173, Euston Road, London . NW1 2BJ, 2pm.

15 AHS London Lecture Series, ‘Time before the Oscillator: Horology in the 13th Century Manuscripts of the Libros del Saber,’ by Sebastian Whitestone, at The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD, 5.45pm for 6.15pm. Lectures are free but you must register via the online booking system. Places are limited. www.ahsoc.org

22 Dingwall-Beloe Horological Lecture 'Heavenly advisors: the astrological purpose of public clocks in Italy,' by Marisa Addomine, at the British Museum, London. Entrance is free but booking is essential by phone on 020 7323 8181 or via the website britishmuseum.org/dingwall

25 West Country Clock & Watch Fairs,  Holiday Inn Taunton M5 Jct 25, Deane Gate Avenue, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2UA. www.westcountryclockfairs.co.uk

28 November The George Daniels Lecture, 'Back to the Future: 19th Century Watchmaking by 21st Century Watchmakers, Craig & Rebecca Struthers, at City University. Free entrance. Register at www.cityac.uk

December

2 Brunel Clock & Watch Fair, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ 9am-2.30pm. More details: 01895 834694.


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To advertise your Diary Dates here and on the Guild website contact the Editor, Jayne Hall, by email at editor@bcwmg.org

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