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8 April, 2020 | Blog

COVID-19 and the BHI

For over 160 years, the British Horological Institute (BHI), dedicated to the art and science of measuring time, has seen many changes and events. We share our headquarters with the Museum of Timekeeping (MoT), meaning we have everything on site from antique longcase clocks to modern quartz watches, and even... View Article

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13 May, 2020 | Blog

Want to Make a Watch?

‘Brilliant.’ ‘Fantastic.’ ‘A pleasure.’ That’s what some of our newest students had to say when they were the first to go on our new Build Your Own Watch course. Of course, watch and clockmaking are fine, technical and complex crafts which take a lifetime to master. Still, under the excellent... View Article

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Public health and safety are, of course, the top priorities and we have been complying with the new restrictions. For the time being we are providing limited member services with  a skeleton staff.  We have already postponed all 2020 exams and suspended DLC tutor feedback until the temporary restrictions are relaxed by HM Government.  All our short courses have been postponed until at least 1 June. Please keep checking here on our website as the situation is changing daily.

Those of you who were about to sit Technician Grade Exams this year please do keep up with your studies and exercises.  Remember, you can sit Technician Grade and Professional Grade exams in the same year – all you need to do is to purchase the Professional Grade DLC Manual to continue to develop your skills and knowledge.

DLC related Courses and our non-vocational courses, exams and all our other events will resume as soon as the temporary restrictions are relaxed by HM Government.  We have developed a series of new Masterclasses to further support the advancement of horological skills.

The Horological Journal is continuing to go to print every month.  If for some reason that becomes impossible it will be published electronically.



Horology courses for clock and watch making are our passion. Since 1858, the British Horological Institute has been training horologists in clock and watch repair and creation, and supporting the horological industry. Whether you’re a complete beginner looking for an initial taster day or a professional seeking accreditation and further development, we have the clock or watch making course for you.



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