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2 July, 2022 | Blog

Annual General Meeting 2022

As announced in the June 2022 Horological Journal, the BHI AGM will be held on Sunday, 10 July 2022, at 4pm at Upton Hall, Upton, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5TE. All members of the BHI including Associates are invited to attend, and encouraged to cast their votes in-person. If you elect to... View Article

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20 July, 2021 | Blog

ONLY WATCH 2021: Clocks Chime In

There is a new addition for ONLY WATCH 2021 – clocks. The biennial charity auction, established to raise funds for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has just announced its horological collection for its next event, on 6 November 2021 in Geneva, and these include the three clocks profiled here, among... View Article

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12 July, 2021 | Blog

Lewis Walduck

When a child’s first words are ‘tick tock’, it’s a sign of a budding horologist – and that’s certainly been the case for 17-year-old Lewis Walduck, one of the BHI’s newest, and youngest, members and Distance Learning Course students. Based in Oxfordshire, Lewis is taking an apprenticeship with the Clock Work... View Article

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28 June, 2021 | Blog

Daniels ‘Millennium’ Watch Breaks Records

A new world auction record for a British-made wristwatch was set when a Millennium watch by Dr George Daniels CBE FBHI sold for £519,000 (including buyer’s premium). The watch, from 1999, was made in a collaboration between George Daniels (1926–2011) and Roger W Smith, who produced a small number of... View Article

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25 May, 2021 | Blog

Welcome Back!

It’s been a long time, but we are delighted to say that we have been welcoming horology students back to Upton Hall again and our watchmaking and clockmaking courses are back on. Our first course of 2021 was an Introduction to Watches Taster Day, where we were very pleased to... View Article

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12 May, 2021 | Blog

Rare Roger W Smith Watch Sells at Geneva Auction   

A wristwatch made by one of Britain’s foremost contemporary independent watchmakers Roger W Smith OBE FBHI, has sold at auction for Swiss CHF 541,800 (approximately £423,916) including buyer’s premium. The wristwatch, a Series 1 ‘Onely Theo Fennell’, with a rectangular 18 carat gold white case, retrograde date, and a manual... View Article

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