September 1, 2016
“George – the master watchmaker”
Grahame Brooks Hon FBHI
For this year’s Beresford Hutchinson Memorial Lecture we welcome our own member and a past chairman Grahame Brooks Hon FBHI.
Although George Daniels and Grahame both attended evening classes in watch & clock making at Northampton Polytechnic in Clerkenwell (later to become the National College of Horology), they did not meet for some years after they had completed their exams.
They were introduced at Omega in the 1960’s when George made one of his weekly visits to pick-up a parcel of watches for servicing. Their friendship continued until George’s sad passing in 2011.
The talk will cover the many years of George’s achievements, including his battle to convince the Swiss that his invention of the co-axial escapement was something they should consider adopting!
The PowerPoint presentation will give an insight into George’s passion for vintage car’s, playing the mouth organ, collecting Leica cameras etc., and an unforgettable trip to Switzerland!
Grahame is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company.