Monthly Archives: November 2011

Welcome to South Africa.

We welcome Mr. G.D. (Geoff) Armitage BA MBHI ACR, Vice-Chairman and Director: Standards of the BHI and his wife Janet, to South Africa. Geoff has visited clockmakers in Johannesburg and has decided to return to the City of Gold tomorrow, … Continue reading

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British Horological Journal, November 2011.

In his article “Nag’s Head Striking” on page 494, John Robey points to the interesting fact that a Nag’s Head is called a “Storchenschnabel/Storchschnabel” or Stork’s beak/Pelican’s beak in German, and a “Bokkepoot” or Goat’s foot/Deer’s foot in Dutch. Recommend on Facebook … Continue reading

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Chris Snyman (MBHI) brings news from the BHI Forum:

Dr George Daniels passed away on Friday 21st October 2011. He was a truly exceptional horologist. He devoted himself to re-designing the mechanical watch escapement to match the accuracy of the quartz watch. His co-axial and independent double-wheel escapements represent … Continue reading

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