In no particular order, here's a list of useful sites. I have no financial interest in any of them but some are into horology and either do work that I do not undertake or do it in other parts of the UK that I cannot cover. Others are not horology-related at all but I found them very helpful in developing and promoting my site. They're well worth a visit and each one you click on will open a new tab in your browser so you can easily return to this page afterwards as it will stay open in this tab.
If you'd like to add a link on your site to mine, please feel free to do so. And if your site is directly relevant to mine and the study of horology, I will reciprocate (subject to meeting suitable criteria, of course, like inoffensive, topic-related, suitability etc). I consider each one on its merits and there is no automatic link exchange so please, no rubbish, unrelated sites or link exchange SEO firms disguising themselves as individual site administrators; you won't get an answer.
Clock & barometer parts and tools:
Meadows & Passmore of Brighton, W. Sussex - Distributor of clock parts, tools and supplies (mail order and shop).
Walsh Brothers of Beckenham, Kent - High street jewellers with online shop for clock parts.
H. S. Walsh of Biggin Hill, Kent - Tools & equipment, parts & materials - for clockmakers and jewellers.
Clockspares of Hingham, Norfolk - Suppliers of clock/barometer parts (no website - call 01953 457198).
John Wardles of Ashbourne, Derbyshire - Large manufacturers of clock materials.
A G Thomas of Bradford, N Yorkshire - Clock tools and materials.
Cousins Material House, Romford - Clocks, tools and materials (now Trade mail order only).
R & N Horological, London - Clock repair tools and materials.
Eternal Tools - Clock and watch repair tools
Richards of Burton - Suppliers of clock parts since 1985
Brass Foundry Castings in Bexhill - Specialists in brass castings for the antiques trade.
Restoration Materials in Bury - Specialists in restoration supplies for the antiques trade.
Barometer World's parts division, Devon - Online suppliers of barometer spares.
Veramy in St. Hilaire, France - Suppliers of hand blown glass domes.
Useful clock & barometer information sites:
British Horological Institute - Formed in 1858 to promote horology.
Antique Marks Reference - Probably the best online antique marks reference guide.
Barry Smith's website devoted to Smiths - Dating Smiths clocks and time recorders.
Antique Clocks: Identification & Price Guide - Savage & Polite help you to discover more about your clock.
Dave West's website in Suffolk - Tons of excellent free advice plus a range of inexpensive clocks.
Peter Smith near Chipping Sodbury - Clocks, tools and advice from a fellow collector sharing my own values.
Directory of British and Irish makers - Help with the history of makers between 1600 to 1940.
Antique Dealer Guide in UK - A list of dealers specialising in all areas of antiques, including clocks of course.
Clocks Magazine - The leading monthly magazine for both trade readers and clock lovers.
Barometer World in Devon - A series of useful videos answering questions about barometers.
Nationwide Barometers in Devon - Allied with Honiton Clocks, offering advice and spares for barometers of all types.
Russell Scientific Instruments in Norfolk - Manufacturers of barometers and self-assembly kits, and spares.
The Old Vienna Regulator Clock Museum in Austria - A collection of superb and very rare Vienna Regulators.
Pieter Merckx's site in Holland - Self taught builder of amazing Astronomical clocks.
Uncle-B's website in Holland - An enormous multiplex of links on everything horological and more (in English).
National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors - Horological articles and references from the NAWCC in the US.
Mike's Clock Clinic in California, US - Expert on Atmos and 400 day clocks.
Bill's Clockworks in Indiana, US - Repairer of antique clocks, and 400 day anniversary clocks by Schatz and Kundo. Dealer in cuckoo, wall, mantel, ships bell, and chime clocks.
Clock History - History of Westclox, Telechron, Seth Thomas and Standard Electric Time Company clocks.
Mark Headrick's US website in Texas - Buying tips, repair information, dating, animated illustrations.
John Barnette's US website near Memphis, Tennessee - 'Papa' - the Cuckoo Clock Doctor.
Tom Temple's US website in Nashville, Tennessee - Tips on repairing American clocks in a comprehensive e-book.
Wayne Berry's US website - Lots of links, tips, advice and some horror stories.
Ticktocktony's US Antique Clock Repair website in California - Information on clock repairs, tips and sales.
Dave Blackman's US website on Viennas - Lots of help and illustrations of Vienna regulators.
Clock repairers & dealers:
Robert Loomes - One of the most celebrated and respected horologists in the world.
The Clock House, Carshalton, Surrey - Mark Cocklin, a qualified repairer with over 40 years' experience.
Kent Clocks of Tonbridge, Kent - David Leeson: experienced repairer of clocks and watches.
P.A. Oxley, Wiltshire - Specialist in British 17th, 18th & 19th century clocks and barometers.
Laurie Penman, Kidderminster - Sells his own books on clock repairs. Runs repair courses supported by live online video.
Dragon Antiques, Derbyshire - Buying and selling clocks and much more.
Derek Roberts Antiques, Tonbridge - Highly respected dealer in quality antique clocks.
Allan Smith Antique Clocks, Swindon - Specialist dealer in longcase and bracket clocks.
Ho Ho Bird website in Manchester - A good selection of fine antique clocks and barometers.
Pendulantic's website in Switzerland - Some very fine European clocks for sale and much more (in English).
Extreme Restoration in Nashville - Tom Temple's US website offering advice on clock restoration techniques.
Arlington Clock Repair - Steve Guthrie's US site - Certified Clockmaker with 32 years' experience Dallas/Ft. Worth.
Clock Shop UK - Specialists in unique but inexpensive table, mantle and skeleton wall clocks.
Dial restoration from Simon Bean in Lincoln - Painted and silvered dials, repairs, advice and sales.
Wrist watch repairers:
Franklin Time, Billericay (Repairs mid-range to top level watch brands but not pocket watches) - also jewellery repairs
David Bill, Chelmsford (watch dial restoration)
Chealwatch Ltd, Sussex (Repair and service all leading watch brands)
NHS Organ Donor Register - Let a part of you live on after you don't need it anymore!
Prostate Cancer UK - Make a donation to this worthy cause
Billericay according to Wikipedia - The events and people that put Billericay on the map
The Billericay Society - Formed in 1935 and affiliated to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Essex
Billericay Essex - What's going on around Billericay
Billericay B & B and local businesses - from EasyBedandBreakfasts.co.uk
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