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A friend of mine lives on the Isle of Man,which is an island in the Irish Sea, north west of Liverpool.He was driving when his car suddenly broke down & not having his mobile phone with him, he walked a short distance to a nearby cottage.
It turned out that this cottage was the factory of Roger W. Smith who makes about 10 hand-made watches a year with a team of 3 or 4 other watch makers. These watches are virtually 100% hand-made & the basic model will cost you £85,000 ( $135,000)with a two year waiting list. Roger had worked with watches from leaving school & eventually was invited to a 3 year apprenticeship with George Daniels.
Mr. Daniels, who died in 2011, was probably the 20th. century`s greatest watchmaker who among other things invented the co-axial escapement which was adopted by Omega.
There is a large amount of information on `You Tube` featuring Roger Smith.
( All the info above is from a newspaper cutting my friend sent me)
It just demonstrates that even in these hard economic times there a people ( very rich people )who are prepared to wait a couple of years & pay a fortune for a hand made timepiece.
If any members have a "R W Smith" watch could they please post some pictures for us all to see.
Posts: 106 | Location: North Yorkshire, United Kingdom | Registered: May 05, 2005
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These use George Daniels' exquisite Co-Axial Escapement which is recently been so heavily advertised by Omega (be sure to scroll down to the video and watch it all);


The R W Smith pieces are at the pinnacle of watchmaking! See the details at;

Posts: 6492 | Location: Southern California in the USA | Registered: July 19, 2007
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Small world! I have seen many of Roger Smith's videos on youtube and he did in fact learn from the best. He's a great young talent and is continuing the tradition of watchmaking at the very highest level.

A few things worth a look.


Posts: 1568 | Location: San Francisco, California USA | Registered: September 01, 2008
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This was really fun to watch the Daniels videos and the R Smith ones. I can't imagine ever owning one, but, I can see how Bill Gates, or Phil Sanchez would.
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LOL Big Grin
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