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 - Manufacturers / suppliers of clock & barometer parts (mail order).
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 mail order only).
R & N Horological, London - Clock repair tools and materials.
Martin Dunn, Lincs - Wholesaler of German clocks, spares & movements, including Hermle, BilliB and Hubert Herr.
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.
Restoration by Andy Firth, Derbyshire - A friendly clock and furniture restorer in Glossop.
A. Oldham & Son in Rochdale - Clockmakers and precision horological instrument makers established in 1949.
Wrist watch repairers:
Tim Harris, Rayleigh (not pocket watches)
David Bill, Chelmsford (dial restorer)
Chealwatch Ltd, Sussex (Repair and service all leading watch brands including Accurist Breitling Bulova Certina Citizen Ellesse Heuer Longines Omega Raymond Weil Rolex Rotary Sector Seiko Swiss army Tag Heuer Tissot Tudor)
NHS Organ Donor Register - Let a part of you live on after death
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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