Alastair is a recent addition to the 'Clocks & watches' team on the Antiques Roadshow.
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English carriage clock
Alastair Chandler worked for Christie’s Auctioneers as a clock specialist from 2007 until 2011. He is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, a member of the British Horological Institute, and he belongs to the Antiquarian Horological Society.
Alastair developed a fascination for horology at an early age and trained as a watchmaker at the British Horological Institute. After graduating, Alastair went on to study clock restoration at the world-renowned West Dean College in West Sussex. Since then, his career has ranged from repairing fine watches to the restoration of turret clocks. He also works as a clock buyer and specialist restorer for many worldwide collectors.
Alastair’s first recording on the Roadshow was a beautiful gold English carriage clock dating from 1845. The owner was unsure whether she liked it or not, but when she found out it was worth £12,000, she soon made her mind up! Alastair currently lives in Shanghai, China but regularly travels back to the UK to fulfil his Antiques Roadshow duties.