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Awards, Education and New Members' Day 

Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00AM

Open to BHI members and invited guests.

Roger Smith FBHI will be showcasing his ‘GREAT Britain Watch’ at this year's Awards, Education and New Member’s Day, at Upton Hall on Saturday 25 October.
During the day horological students, who will be presented with their awards, will join with new BHI members to enjoy a variety of lectures, demonstrations and tours.
Chairman Ray Walford will open proceedings. Rory McEvoy and Tony Seabrook will talk about the Greenwich Time Signal and Alan Burtoft FBHI and Tom Keegan will give watch demonstrations.
In the afternoon, Roger will talk about his new watch, a unique timepiece based on his Series 2 watches, which is part of the Government's international campaign to raise the profile of British goods and services. See HJ March 2014 for full story. Entrance to the event and a buffet lunch is free, but numbers are limited.  Book your place now by contacting Maxine Bell on 01636 817604 or

Students preparing for the BHI examination - Servicing Tests - please SEE ATTACHMENT A and ATTACHMENT B.

Examination Practice at Upton Hall - Unit D4: Servicing and Correcting Faults in a Quartz Watch - Sat-Sun 26/27 April or 10/11 May 2014 and 

DLC Week at Upton Hall - 18-22 August 2014 and Basic Hand Skills Course - 9-10 August 2014 -further details follow short course links  

Examination Entry Forms and information are available - please email as above or ring 01636 817604

Students preparing for the BHI examinations, summary of information - please SEE ATTACHED.

Intermediate/Final Grade DLC Students: the January 2014 Version contains new material which you may not have received.  Please check your DLC against the contents of the latest version: 

Clock Pathway -  January 2014 Version SEE ATTACHED.

Watch Pathway - January 2014 Version SEE ATTACHED.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Awards' Day - Saturday 25 October 2014 - exciting Programme to follow shortly.

The 2013 Awards, Education and New Members’ Day presentation is now available to download.

High quality (4MB PDF file) | Low quality (1MB PDF file)

Examination Practice at Upton Hall

Hone your skills on John Murphy’s  two–day course D4: Servicing and Correcting Faults in a Quartz Watch

Based on the Examination Syllabus, you will  practise the following:

  • Analysing faults using test equipment
  • Dismantling and cleaning
  • Correcting faults 
  • Re-assembling  and lubricating
  • Water resistance testing (using BHI training media)

The following weekends are offered, according to demand: 
Sat 26–Sun 27 April  OR  Sat 10–Sun 11 May

Cost of Course £250.00
Optional Saturday night B&B £37.00
Cost of movement £30.00

The training watch movement (uncased) is part of the course and is yours to keep.

Contact Maxine Bell for further details.

Tel: 01636 817604  Email: