By the end of the 18th century Great Britain had produced many makers of fine pocket watches. These included the best London makers, working during the 'golden age' of English watchmaking (late 17th to early 18th centuries) but also some lesser known, but excellent London and provincial makers. Many of these makers are well documented, but we now provide links below to short summary pages, each with a little information about some of the British watchmakers of this period.

Much technical and detailed horological information already exists about many of these watchmakers, so here we have tried to concentrate on their personal lives and family backgrounds wherever possible.

The creation of this list in an ongoing project, so the details will be extended and more makers added continually. This information originates from many sources, and we have tried to be as accurate as possible, but please feel free to contact us with any corrections that may be appropriate. We would be pleased to add any watchmakers to this list, if you can provide a short biography. Please provide any references to works by other authors, as these references provide a valuable source for further research, as well as showing recognition of other's work.

At this early stage of the project, we will concentrate on British watchmakers working during the late 17th and 18th centuries.

We have sold many examples of pocket watches made by these makers. Images of these may be viewed from our Archive page.

Banger, Edward

1668 - 1720

Colston, Richard

De Charmes, Simon

1670 - 1743

Dunlop, Andrew

? - 1735

Ellicott, John

1706 - 1772

Emery, Josiah

1725 - 1794

Etherington, George

? - 1729

Jones, Henry

1632 - 1695

Gout, Ralph

? - 1836

Graham, George

1673 - 1751

Gray, Benjamin

1676 - 1764

Gretton, Charles

1648 - 1731

Harper, Henry

1642 - 1708

Kendall, Larcum

1721 - 1790

Litherland, Peter

1756 - 1804

McCabe, James

1748 - 1811

Margetts, George

1748 - 1808

Mudge, Thomas

1715 - 1794

Norton, Eardley

1728 - 1792

Pennington, Robert

1752 - 1813

Pinchbeck, Christopher

1670 - 1732

Prior, George

1750 - 1825

Quare, Daniel

1649 - 1724

Ray, Daniel

1763 - 1809

Seigniour, Robert

1645 - 1686

Tompion, Thomas

1639 - 1713

Vulliamy, Francois Justin

1712 - 1797

Vulliamy, Benjamin

1747 - 1811

Vulliamy, Benjamin Lewis

1780 - 1854

Watson, Samuel

c1650 - 1740

Webster

Windmills

c1645 - 1737

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