The BHI:
The British Horological Institute was establised in 1858 and to this day it offers education, standards and support to its 3,000 members around the world involved in making, repairing and servicing clocks and watches.

Mission statement:

“The British Horological Institute is a professional body created by the members, for the members, to further their interests. We aspire to be the natural home for all involved in horology, whether professionally or recreationally, and we will achieve this by:

  • Facilitating education and providing specialist training;
  • Setting recognised standards of excellence in workmanship and professional conduct;
  • Supporting our members in the furtherance of their horological aspirations.

We will provide a pleasant and safe working environment; and nurture, develop and empower our staff to support their delivery of our services.
We will maintain, promote and develop our assets on behalf of our members.”

The BHI in SA:
South Africa has had many BHI members over the years. In February 2010 Mr. Geoff Armitage BA MBHI ACR, then Standards Director and now Vice chairman paid a visit to our shores. As Standards Director Mr. Armitage visited many clock and watch workshops on invitation. In the process a number of interested clock and watchmakers became accredited as Trade Associates, Professional Members (MBHI) and Fellows of the BHI (FBHI). The number of Associates and Members now total 17.

This website serves as a point of reference or index and forum to all members and non-members of the BHI. Please note that the BHI in SA (www.bhisa.co.za) is not an entity seperate from the BHI Limited (UK). The BHI SA is also not a legal entity under South African law. It is a forum and index only.

Here you will find:

  • Links to and more information about the BHI.
  • A list of the names and contact details of those members who have granted permission for their names to be publicised.
  • An opportunity to write and post, comment, discuss and network as enthusiasts of horology.

For any suggestions please contact me, Herman Holtzhausen, at info@bhisa.co.za