I have always had a keen interest in watches and clocks and when I decided to pursue my passion as a career I decided to take the proper route and obtain the professional qualifications. I enrolled on a three year BHI Horology course at the Arden Centre, City College Manchester. While studying on this course I also worked as a watch and clock maker to a local retail jewellers. While studying the course I was awarded the BHI Manchester Branch Shield for Best achievement and the BHI Manchester Branch shield for Best Portfolio. I was also awarded the BHI Adrian Gates Bursary and the BHI David Seeley Bursary. On completion of the course I received my BHI Diploma and became a Graduate member of the BHI.
I then attended the refresher course of the
Watchmakers Of Switzerland Training and Education Program in Neuchatel,
Switzerland. This is a six month advanced course in modern watch repairing
for mechanical and electronic Swiss watches. I successfully completed
the course and was awarded my WOSTEP Diploma. I have also attended quartz
and AutoQuartz specific course's in Switzerland by the Swiss movement
manufacture ETA at the ETA Technical Training Centre in Grenchen.
I returned from Switzerland in late December 1999 and decided to set up my own trade workshop in Oldham, Lanc's. I run and managed this busy workshop, employing three other full time watch & clockmakers for five years.
In 2003 I attained my Rolex accreditation when attended and successfully passed the Rolex Course at Rolex UK, Bexly.
In 2005 I joined the main workshop of The WatchLAB in Preston, Lanc's. I was employed as their Senior Watchmaker which duties included the process, repair and administration of the workload from 10 busy retail branches.
In August 2006 I formed the Limited company "Time Repairs Limited" and formed a close working association with the prestigious Jewellers, Lepps Ltd. I established my my workshop within thier Bury branch and operated as thier in house Rolex accreditted watchmakers for over five years. In January 2012 I relocated Time Repairs to a much bigger purpose built workshop in Chadderton, Oldham. This is where we operate from today with the continued support from a loyal and strong customer base.
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