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Ticking Over

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 20 May 2010

Can the Isle of Man create a revival in British watch making? Precision time pieces are proving recession proof but with so few watchmakers left in this country Peter Day finds out if we can really wind the clock back for a British tradition.
Producer: Clare Walker.

  • Contributors to this programme:

    Mark Hearn
    Managing Director of Patek Philippe UK

    Alan Burtoft
    Head Lecturer at the British School of Watchmaking in Manchester

    Roger W. Smith
    Watch and chronometer maker, Isle of Man

    George Daniels
    Inventor and watch-maker Isle of Man

    Ian Walsh
    IWI Watches, Darwen, Lancashire

    Twysden Moore
    Chief executive Dent clocks and watches, London

    Christopher Ward
    Watch-maker, London

    Scott Miller and Lucy Trentham
    Students at the British School of Watchmaking

  • Ian Walsh at his bench at IWI watches, Darwen Lancashire

    Ian Walsh at his bench at IWI watches, Darwen Lancashire

  • Peter Day and Roger Smith examining one of his wristwatches

    Peter Day and Roger Smith examining one of his wristwatches

  • Roger Smith watch components at his workshop on the Isle of Man

    Roger Smith watch components at his workshop on the Isle of Man

  • George Daniels and his pocketwatch on Isle of Man

    George Daniels and his pocketwatch on Isle of Man

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