Books and Publications

George Daniels – A Master Watchmaker & His Art

Widely regarded as the definitive book on George Daniels life and work, this biography has been written by Michael Clerizo, who is both the author of ‘Masters of Contemporary Watchmaking’ and a highly respected writer for the Wall Street Journal. A long term admirer of the work of Dr George Daniels, he decided to devote a book to the great man and his works.

“George Daniels – A Master Watchmaker & His Art” is available from Amazon in the UK at

Books published by George Daniels

George Daniels has published a number of books during his long career, the first being “Watches” written in collaboration with Cecil Clutton and published in 1965. Since then there have been another six books, some of which have been translated and published in French, Italian and German. Watchmaking, now in its Third Edition, was revised and reprinted in 1999 and followed a year later by All in Good Time – Reflections of a Watchmaker. Currently four books are still in print and available for order.


No complete textbook has previously been written and one of the most interesting aspects of George Daniels’ work, which this book describes, is that he makes every component of the watch himself. The making of the precision timekeeper is described, step-by-step, and is illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions.

“Watchmaking” is available from Amazon in the UK at

All In Good Time – Reflections Of A Watchmaker (New Revised Edition – 2012)

The remarkable story of George Daniels, the master mechanic, who was born into poverty but raised himself to become the foremost watchmaker of the 20th Century. This autobiography will amaze, fascinate and inspire in equal measure. Most of all you will witness the triumph of intelligence, ingenuity, matchless skill and singularity of purpose over the most unpromising of beginnings.

“All In Good Time – Reflections Of A Watchmaker” is available from Amazon in the UK at

The Practical Watch Escapement

The Practical Watch Escapement was written especially for the modern generation of aspiring watch makers who, in an electronic age, have acquired no instruction in the workings and essential features of the mechanical escapement from the ancient verge through to the co-axial escapement, and its application in the modern watch.

“The Practical Watch Escapement” is available from Amazon in the UK at

The Art Of Breguet

Abraham Louis Breguet 1747-1823 was the most excellent horologist of his time, and The Art of Breguet illustrates the form and style of his enormous output of clocks, watches and chronometers. Examples of every type are illustrated including over 500 elaborate drawings of his many inventions and mechanisms. This book is now available in three languages and only from booksellers.

“The Art Of Breguet” is now out of print.

Books and Publications


The highly anticipated biography of George Daniels, written by acclaimed author, Micheal Clerizo is now available. We have a selection of other books about, and by, Dr. Daniels.


The Anniversary Watch


Produced by Roger W. Smith Ltd, and cased, dialled and finished to Daniels exacting standards and style, the Co-axial Anniversary watch is the final defining statement in British horology by Dr. George Daniels.


The Educational Trust


The George Daniels Educational Trust has been set up to encourage and financially assist apprentices and students, with grants and bursaries for training in all aspects of horology.