Qualifications

As a watch and clockmaker I personally believe that you can never have too much training. Every day I work at the bench I learn something new and I can honestly say I haven’t attended a training course, horological or not, that I haven’t found beneficial.

By following a set structure of training and obtaining recognised qualifications it gives the customer the assurance and satisfaction that the person working on their prized possessions is well trained, properly qualified and that the quality of the work being carried out will be to a high standard.

By also being a member of a professional organisation such as the British Watch and Clockmakers Guild they have the added assurance that the person must abide by the organisations rules of conduct.

Below are the qualifications I have achieved to date and some additional information. There is also some information on the professional organisations I belong to.

Bhi Technical Horology – Preliminary Grade 1996

TECHNICAL DRAWING (Pass With Merit)
PRACTICAL WORK (Pass)
THEORY OF HOROLOGY (Pass)

Bhi Technical Horology – Intermediate Grade 1997

PORTFOLIO (Pass With Merit)
PRACTICAL WORK (Pass)
THEORY OF HOROLOGY (Pass)

Bhi Technical Horology – Final Grade 1998

PORTFOLIO (Pass With Merit)
PRACTICAL WORK (Pass)
THEORY OF HOROLOGY (Pass With Merit)

WINNER OF THE ADRIAN GATES BURSARY 1996
WINNER OF THE BHI MANCHESTER BRANCH SHIELD FOR BEST ACHIEVEMENT 1996
WINNER OF THE BHI DAVID SEELEY BURSARY 1997
WINNER OF THE BHI MANCHESTER BRANCH SHIELD FOR BEST PORTFOLIO 1997
WOSTEP DIPLOMA – 1999
ETA QUARTZ COURSE – 1999
ETA AUTO-QUARTZ COURSE – 2001
RONDA QUARTZ COURSE
BHI PRACTICAL COURSE ON THE LEVER ESCAPEMENT -2001
SOME INFORMATION ON THE BRITISH HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
SOME INFORMATION ON THE BRITISH WATCH AND CLOCKMAKERS GUILD
SOME INFORMATION ON WOSTEP

Longines Group Photo

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE 1999 WOSTEP REFRESHER AND WOSTEP BASIC COURSE TAKEN OUTSIDE THE LONGINES FACTORY, SWITZERLAND..

ETA Group Photo

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE WATCHMAKERS PARTICIPATING IN THE 1999 ETA QUARTZ COURSE TAKEN OUTSIDE THE ETA FACTORY, GRENCHEN, SWITZERLAND.