I was brought up in a clock-conscious household, my father being a Fellow of the British Horological Institute, and I first took apart a clock unaided aged ten (but he had to help me re-assemble it). Thus introduced to clocks, I started collecting wall clocks – the only affordable quality clock at the time - in the late 1960s. After qualifying as an architect, and running a successful practice for thirty years or so, I turned from being a collector to being a dealer - I had to sell some to give space for new acquisitions. It was either that or a new house, and I chose the selling option. Since then, I have been actively buying and selling for some fifteen years, and now stand at premier antiques fairs across the country.

I have always valued authenticity above condition, enjoying particularly returning an old and neglected clock to good condition, leaving it to tell the time for many years to come.