About Us

Our business has been dealing in antique clocks and watches from 32A The Square since 1947. Together we have unparalleled experience in the field, with particular emphasis on the finest English clockmakers. This heritage has helped the company to handle some of the world’s most iconic horological pieces, and this continues today.

Winchester shop

We are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9.30 to 5pm (closing for lunch between 1pm and 2pm). Please see the contact us page for a map of Winchester and places to park.

Workshop

We are extremely fortunate to have our own dedicated team of apprentice-served craftsmen working on site. We offer our customers a complete conservation and restoration service; from a routine overhaul to full restoration. We have been privileged to work on some of the world’s finest and rarest clocks and watches. The team includes: Roger Still, former head of Asprey, London workshops and tutor at West Dean College. Gordon Bird, Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers has over 35 years experience with us in the workshop and is a friend to many of our longest supporting customers. Jonathan Kelly, our latest addition to the workshop is a clock conservation graduate from West Dean College, Sussex.

Directors:

Darrell Dipper

Darrell was born and bred in Winchester and started as a clockmaker’s apprentice in the company at the age of 15. His invaluable knowledge and experience gained on the bench has given him an insight into the clocks and watches that is afforded to few other dealers. Darrell is a full partner in the business and, as well as being responsible for the Winchester showroom, he was instrumental in the successful handling of The Tom Scott Collection, organising the two sell-out exhibitions. Darrell recently discovered and brokered the sale of a previously unrecorded longcase by Thomas Tompion and a table clock by George Graham.

Jonathan Carter

Jonathan was educated at Radley before joining the Army as a regular officer for five years. On leaving he worked for a furniture restoration workshop and in the 1990s attended the West Dean College Clock Conservation Course where he pursued his passion and fascination for antique clocks. Since graduating, he has been specialising in early English clocks by the finest makers. Dealing with institutions and private collectors worldwide. Jonathan has co-authored two books; ‘Thomas Tompion 300 Years’ and ‘The Golden Age of English Horology’, he is currently working on a new book on the John C Taylor Collection.

Together, Darrell and Jonathan have handled many of the most important horological items to come on the market in the last 20 years, including five of the clocks from Tompion’s renowned Grande Sonnerie series – arguably the most important series of domestic clocks ever produced.

Our invaluable team:

Shop and office:

Andrew Morris – our indispensable showroom manager will usually be your first point of contact either on the phone or on the front desk.

Steven Sanderson – our wristwatch specialist is with us on busy Fridays and Saturdays.

Lettice Carter – our marketing and PR executive, was raised on a healthy diet of antique clocks and watches, Lettice manages press enquiries and our Instagram feed: @cartermarshwatches

Diane Hanna – our administrator, Dee ensures the smooth running and organisation of the back office.

Workshop:

We are extremely fortunate to have our own dedicated team of apprentice-served craftsmen working on site and have been privileged to work on some of the world’s finest and rarest clocks and watches. We offer our customers a complete conservation and restoration service, from a routine overhaul to full restoration. The team includes:

Roger Still – former head of Asprey, London workshops and tutor at West Dean College.

Gordon Bird – a friend to many of our longest supporting customers with over 35 years experience.

Jonathan Kelly – clock conservation specialist and a graduate from West Dean College, Sussex.

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