Thinking of BUYING

I sell box chronometers, technical and some decorative watches plus all material related to the history of watch and chronometer making. Please note, however, that many are never featured on my website and I only advertise in each quarterly issue of Antiquarian Horology, the journal of the English Antiquarian Horological Society. Wants-lists are welcomed.


I prefer to be paid by Bank/Wire Transfer but also accept payment by cash and via PayPal. Part-exchanges are also occasionally accepted but I no longer accept cheques or credit-card payments other than by PayPal.


During the past thirty years it has been my pleasure to help form a number of carefully considered collections. This is the most rewarding part of my life as an antiquarian horologist and I am always happy to hear from anyone who is considering either starting to collect or upgrading an existing collection.

NB: Please know that it is always possible to buy a good watch from a poor dealer, but that I try never, ever, to sell a poor watch. I also offer a ‘lifetime guarantee’ in as much that should any item prove to be a fake or is not as described, it may be returned for a full refund at any time.


Provenance is becoming increasingly important within the field of antiques and horology in particular. Research of any watch and its maker can be undertaken, plus I offer specialist photographic services. I take particular pride that my records, formed over the last fifty years and now numbering over 100,000 entries, are second to none.
I can also provide properly documented appraisal reports and valuations for insurance. These include photography if required and my charges are based on time, not the value of the object.

IMAGE Library

New illustration commissions are no longer undertaken but nearly all of my past work is available for use, either as a single framed print for personal use or if being used in an article or other publication.

I also have a large and unique collection of horological ephemera. Numbering over 10,000 items, it includes billheads, letterheads, trade cards, watchpapers and portraits, dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The price for a reproduction license starts from as little as £50