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The FT article The British watch industry’s chronic shortage of watchmakers has been described as one of the greatest threats to its long-term future. However, a programme being developed under the UK government’s Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme may provide a solution. … Continue reading
For the full interview and all the great photos follow this link : BBC Interview Fetching hundreds of thousands of pounds, they’re the ultimate statement piece. Who are the people that make the world’s most intricately designed watches? Roger Smith’s … Continue reading
A few days ago Garrick watches announced another new model – The Regulator. Garrick Regulator Other than this photo no details are available except they will only be producing 15 watches.
Here is another opportunity to understand the views of the current “British watchmaker”. WATCH LIFE – An exclusive interview with Roger Smith from WATCH XCHANGE on Vimeo. Roger Smith is an independent British watchmaker, formerly apprenticed to the late George … Continue reading
British Watchmaking: Introducing the Garrick Shaftesbury SM301 (specs and price) 05/02/2015/6 Comments/in Garrick /by Johnny McElherron http://monochrome-watches.com/british-watchmaking-introducing-the-garrick-shaftesbury-sm301-price/ England might not instantly leap out as a natural ancestral home for a new watchmaking company, but for Garrick and its owner David … Continue reading
– The calendar complication is one of the more commonly seen complications in mechanical wristwatches. One thing they don’t do is keep track of leap years where an extra day is added to February. To correctly show February’s leap day, … Continue reading