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. 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

Latest News

22 Aug

Making your first watch part

In this series Frank Boswell and Christian Dannemann provide a step-by-step guide to CNC milling which will give watch and clock makers a chance to produce their own difficult to obtain parts.  Here’s part three …

24 Jun

Paul Roberson FBHI is the new Chairman of the Guild and takes over from Chris Papworth MBHI, who steps down after four years in the post. Robert Ball FBHI is the new Vice Chairman.

Paul was elected into office at the Guild’s AGM, which was held at The Clockworks, London, on May 9.

The Training School is in a commercial environment.
13 Jun

There have been significant steps towards the day when the first apprentices begin their training:

28 May

A new series looking at modern methods of making missing or obsolete parts.

21 Mar

Isle of Man watchmaker Roger Smith has received two very special honours over the last few months.

In November, Roger received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Prince Charles, for Services to British Watchmaking, at an investiture at Buckingham Palace.

21 Jan

The Guild’s Watch Parts database is now available in four different languages following a surge in overseas interest. The Danish Guild of Watchmakers has approached us with a view to recommending the site to its members. In preparation for that, a Danish colleague has provided translations. French and German is also now available as well.

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!

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.


1 Feb 2019

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 3M)



13 Essex Clock and Watch Fair, Sunday 13 October, 9am-2pm, Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, C06 1EJ. Contact Josephine Stephens for more details 07834 235672

26 BHI Awards Day, Upton Hall, Upton, Newark, Notts NG23 3TE.

27 Fall Back Open Day, Upton Hall, Upton, Newark, Notts NG23 3TE.

27 Ryton Clock and Watch Fair (formerly Midland Clock and Watch Fair), Sport Connexion Leisure Centre, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Leamington Road, CV8 3FL. 01895 834694/834357


14 BWCMG Board Meeting

24 West Country Clock and Watch Fairs, Holiday Inn, Taunton,Somerset. TA1 2UA

27 November  The 2019 George Daniels Lecture,. speaker Roger Smith OBE, ‘The Development of the Mechanical Watch’, at City University, London.


1 Brunel Clock and Watch Fair, The Sports Hall, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PN. 01895 834694/834357

Esssex May and October

07834 235672

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