The British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild - Membership Application Form

The British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild is an organisation for professional working in the watch and clock trade and its associated trades. If you work full-time in the trade, membership is the right thing for you. You will get a membership certificate that you can display for your customers to see, and you can use the Guild logo on your web site to advertise membership to your clients. On top of that, you will receive our bi-monthly publication "Timepiece", which is full of useful information about the Guild, the trade, and also contains a lot of technical advise.

Title Mr, Mrs, Messr, Mmmes, Dr., Prof. ...
Surname Enter your surname here
First Name Your forename(s)
Your EMail Address your email address. Please enter in all lowercase letters
Date of Birth Your date of birth
Qualifications M.B.H.I., F.B.H.I., etc.
Address Line 1 First line of your address, e.g. house number and street name
Address Line 2 Second line of your address, e.g. part of town
Address Line 3 Third line of your address if applicable
Town Town or City
County The county you life in
Postcode Your Postcode
Country Country (leave blank for UK countries)
Business/Day Phone Your business / daytime phone number
Private / Evening phone Your private / evening phone number (we keep this confidential)
Your web site address (URL) Please fill in your web site URL / address here (usually starts with http:// or https://)
Trading As (if applicable) The name under which you are trading
Are you personally carrying out repairs/restorations or manufacturing watches/clocks? Please tick of applicable
Where did you carry out your training? Please give us the name, company name or institution name that provided your training
How long did your training last for? Please let us know how long you trained, e.g. "3 years"
What year did you complete your training? Please let us know which year you completed your training
If you are not a trained professional, what business are you or your company involved in? If you don't want to join in a capacity of a professional watch or clock maker, please let us know what business you are involved in, e.g. Retailer, Wholesaler, Manufacturer, Material supplies...
Number of years established in the watch / clock trade How many years have you been established in the watch / clock trade?
Is watch/clock repairing/manufacturing and/or its allied trades your only profession or trade? Please tick this box if you don't exercise another trade or profession apart from watch/clock repair/manufacture
If no, please give details If you didn't tick the box above, please let us have some details about your other professional activities
Are you self-employed? Please tick this box if you are self-employed
If no, please let us know who your employer is If you didn't tick the box above, please let us have the name of your employer
Are you, under normal circumstances, available on your business phone number during working hours? Please tick this box if you are available on the phone during normal working hours (Mo-Fri 10-5)
Are your premises or workshop, under normal circumstances, open to customers during working hours? Please tick this box if you are available at your premises / workshop during normal working hours (Mo-Fri 10-5)
Are your premises or workshop open by appointment only? Please tick this box if you are available at your premises / workshop only by appointment
If no, please let us know the hours during which appointments can be made If your workshop is open for clients by appointment only, please let us know the hours during which appointments can be made
If your premises are not open to customers, please let us know the reason If your workshop isn't open to customers, please explain why that is the case
Have you or your business been a member of the Guild in the past? Please tick this box if you or your business have been members of the British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild in the past
If you were a member in the past, when was that? If you or your company were Guild members in the past, please let us have the approximate dates of your membership
Reference 1 Please give us the names and addresses of two sponsors or the name of one serving Guild Council member. These sponsors must know you personally and be willing to verify your full time professional engagement within the watch and clock or allied trades.
They are to also verify that your membership of the Guild is both beneficial to the Trade as a whople as well as to yourself personally.
The Sponsors should ideally be members of the British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild, or persons connected with the trade. If you are employed, one of your sponsors may be your employer, unless you are the proprietor or a director of the businss that employs you.
One of your named sponsors may be a Material supplier. Alternatively, if you are new to the trade or work in isolation as may watch and clock makers do, persons of office, to whom you are known personally are acceptable, i.e. JP, Dr., Rev.,etc.
In case of recently graduated students, who have attended a full time (one year or more) formal course of Horological training and have graduated within the past 12 months, only the details of your senior course tutor are required.
A copy of this application may be sent to your sponsors and other members of The British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild, if Council so request.
Reference 2 Your second reference; see above
Confirmation Please type your name and today's date into this box if you wish to apply for membership of the British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild and to confirm the following:
The details I have given are true and accurate and if elected into membership I agree to uphold the good name of the Trade and to abide by the rules and constitution of the Guild.
I understand the Membership Certificate that will be issued if I am elected into membership will remain the property of the British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild, as do any images of the Guild emblem I might display. I agree that if my membership terminates or lapses, this Certificate and any Guild emblems must be returned to the Guild. Furthermore I understand that any other Guild Insignia displayed on my premises, or letterheads etcl, or any other implication of membership of The British Watch and Clock Makers' Guild must be removed from display upon lapse or terminiation of membership. I understand that the Guild is a company limited by guarantee and as such if elected into its membership I accept a liability of a maximum of One Pound Sterling.
Upon election, I will pay my annual membership fee of £52 plus a one off administration fee of £5 to cover membership until the next 31st of Demember.
Submit your Application