About clockswatches.co.uk

This web site, run by Rosemary Harrison-Smith with the help of Tony Harrison-Smith FBHI, was started in 1997 and it holds information that we have found about various clock and watchmakers, and so far has 35,758 records in its database. The information comes from listings published in books and trade directories that we have in our library, giving dates that makers are known to have been working. At the moment, the database includes 31,947 individual trade directory entries from 363 trade directories and more detailed biographies for 3976 makers and retailers.

The information is not necessarily all there is to know about the maker, but it is a digest of all we have found in our researches. 
We specialise in British and Irish makers.


Pattens Clock Repairs
Est 1932, antique and modern clocks repaired.
phone 01268 759047 (Benfleet, Essex)

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£2.50 Basic - 1 Day For users who want to just look at a couple of pages (Max 25 pages) or test the website out before subscribing for a year. This option DOES NOT  include the oportunity to request further makers to be researched and added to the website.

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3. Terms & Conditions

  1. Refund Policy: Subscriptions are NON refundable. As this service is available for immediate use, the 7 day cooling off period is not applicable here. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the pages you are going to look at will probably contain the information you want. Please make sure that you read any page's description in the Library Index that you are interested in before you subscribe. We do not guarantee that the information you want is there, we only hold the archives for you to look at! If you are not sure that the maker you want is in the library, please ask by sending an e-mail to requests@clockswatches.co.uk before subscribing, and I will try to advise.
  2. For those doing family history and have access to census details, please be aware that much of the recorded info about makers is taken from census returns and trade directories, so you may already have a lot of the information shown.
  3. We will do our best to ensure that the web site is available all the time with no down time. However, we will not be responsible for any downtime that occurs.
  4. Privacy - We will not pass any personal details to any other company or individual, unless ordered to by a legal authority.
  5. Whilst we try to ensure that the information given on the Web site is factually correct, we will not be responsible for any inaccuracies that are found.
  6. Some pages only show a single date for a maker as this is all we can find recorded in our books. PLEASE VIEW THE FOLLOWING SAMPLE PAGES TO SEE WHAT WE CAN OFFER.

    View a sample page 1 (example of a page about a maker with more than one date found)
    View a sample page 2 (example of a page about a maker with only a single date found)
    View sample Trade Directory List

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