I have been an Electronic design engineer for thirty years. For the past twenty five years or so, I have been restoring and repairing pocket watches, and for the past three years have run a successful web-based business selling restored pocket watches (eBay, westhill_watches). I am fascinated by the intricate and often beautiful mechanisms of the evolving pocket watch, from the 18th century verge to the precision lever movement of the early 20th century. I see it as my mission to rescue these lovely things from the scrap heap and to restore them to working order for the enjoyment of others.
I live in Leicester with my partner Anne, and our two moggies. I am also a lover of wood, being an enthusiastic carpenter and furniture maker in my spare time.