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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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20 April, 2020 | Blog

Examinations Update

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we have a message to our students who are looking to take their exams. We know that you’re eager to take these steps to become part of the clock and watch profession, and how hard you have worked to get to this level. Right now... View Article

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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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8 March, 2020 | Blog

International Women’s Day: Women in Horology

If watchmaking and clockmaking are niche skills that deserve more recognition, the role of women in the industries is possibly even more underrated. On International Women’s Day, let’s look at women’s historic and ongoing roles in horology. They have, in fact, always played a key part. The fusee chains used... View Article

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2 March, 2020 | Blog

Watchmaking and Clockmaking Careers

Did you check the time at all today? Yes, thought so. Look at the date as well and you might also see that it’s National Careers Week. So let’s talk about clockmaking and watchmaking as professions. We run our lives by time, so it’s strange that horology isn’t higher on... View Article

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24 February, 2020 | Blog

The New Watch Gallery

There’s probably no better way to learn about marine chronometers than to go to sea. If that’s not really an option, though, you could always take the tiller in the upcoming new Watch Gallery in the Museum of Timekeeping here at Upton Hall in Newark. ‘It’s all going to be... View Article

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