Roy C Harris FBHI
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UK Specialist in the Service and Restoration of Marine Chronometers

I have always had an interest in mechanical antiques and clocks from an early age. I suppose my fascination started with the thoughts on “how do you make something like that with the technology available at the time”. Having spent all my working life in engineering and has a technical college Senior Lecturer in the subject, I decided to study horology a little deeper. I enrolled on the British Horological Institute's correspondence course. Each year a pass with merit and prize was the result, in 1985 my final year, a practical mark of 96% was achieved. The course opened up a whole new area of study and the realisation of the vast extent of the horological world. My initial business was making clocks but my interest and profitability in antiquarian horology grew and my business moved more that way. Recently I completed and sold a marine chronometer that I designed and built entirely myself except for the springs and fusee chain. When time allows I am working on No. 2

Today Roy C. Harris FBHI offers collectors and connoisseurs of Marine Chronometers a small selection of the best examples available on the market. Each item is carefully chosen for its originality, overall condition and/or historical importance. Restoration or conservation work is carried out where necessary, sympathetic with age and style of the item, ensuring that the original is preserved as much as possible. Please read the page on buying chronometers. I am always pleased to try and source clients specific requirements in a marine chronometer.