Clocks and Watches

27Oct

The 1989 BBC Radio 2 William Mansell Tour.

As the clocks go back this weekend (Sunday, October 30th at 2am) we remember our chat with Derek Jameson on BBC Radio 2

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23Aug

Will Salisbury’s Clock Restoration Featured in The Sunday Times

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4h7I3mO80oWe are featured in the Sunday Times Newspaper. William Salisbury works hard to restore this rather large wall clock for the Clock House in Chelsea. [caption id="attachment_1985" align="alignnone" width="303"] The clock as it was when it came in to the shop for

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27Jun

Watch Battery Replacements, Reseal and Pressure Testing

  When we replace your watch battery we clean the contacts and if necessary we change the case back gasket.  We check timekeeping and use only brand new Swiss or Japanese batteries. Your old battery is checked first to see if it’s the real reason for your watch not working. The contacts are cleaned and

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09May

The value of vintage watches is rising

'The value of vintage watches is rising as more people seek an alternative to modern, high-tech gadgets.  The price of the most collectable second-hand wristwatches is rising by 5 per cent a year thanks to their old-fashioned appeal – telling the time without all the ‘extras’ that come with internet-enabled devices,

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28Jan

Paving the Way for Horological Instruments

Imperfection in the adjusting and regulating of movements did not prevent craftsmen of the XVIth and XVIIth centuries from making exquisite watches, and horologists began to congregate in certain well-defined centres.  The fact of being able to share technological knowledge and experience, caused the rise of what back then may

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06Jan

A Little History on an Art Deco Vitascope

Art Deco Vitascope clock with automaton rocking ship on an illuminated ocean scene with a cloud background.  It has original ‘Art Deco’ hands and an electric movement, cream Bakelite case and an original grey metal back with start wind and light switch, & labelled ‘Vitascope Industries Ltd’. The clock  was

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30Jun

18th-century clockmaker John Harrison vindicated by ‘perfect clock’

Source: Telegraph Three centuries after he claimed his clock could solve the problem of longitude, proof John Harrison's design is accurate to the second for 100 days A clock based on an 18th-century design has stunned experts by keeping accurate to a second after 100 days – just as its maker promised 300 years

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