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Information on this page is provided as a resource only.
It carries no endorsement or recommendation from the AAHS and is listed in no particular order.

Please use the Contact Us page to suggest additional links or update current details.

Professional associations & training

Australia – Watch and Clockmakers of Australia

Australia – Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair

Perth – Watch & Clock School of Western Australia

Sydney – TAFE Ultimo Campus – Trenton Firth (02) 9217 3177

Horological clubs & societies

Australia

Overseas

General interest

Interesting Collections / Sales

The Ken Hose Collection, June 2018 – Leonard Joel catalogue

The George Gyori Collection, July 2021 – Gibson’s Auctions catalogue

The George Gyori Collection, July 2021 – Realised sales results

Electric Horology in Australia

Thomas Murday and Prouds Ltd, Sydney – Horilogical Journal Feb 2009

Sales & repair

Melbourne & Victoria

Canterbury Clocks – Douglas Macquet, Canterbury, VIC

Colman Antiques – Michael Coleman, Malvern, VIC

Kendle Green Antiques – David Rhodes, Albury, VIC

Melbourne Antique Clock Repairs – John Mohan, Brunswick, VIC

R Macdonald Watches – Rory Macdonald, Fairfield, VIC

Will Matthysen Clocks – Will Matthysen, Warrandyte, VIC

Australia

Little and Son  Restoration & repair – Canberra, ACT

Timewise Clocks  Bob & Pat Davis, Kings Park, SA

Parts & supplies

Parts, tools, equipment

All Time Co  Clock and watch parts, tools, etc. – QLD

Smith and Smith  Clock and watch parts – NSW

The Tool Exchange  Vintage tools – QLD

OzWatchStore  Pocket & wrist watch

CousinsUK  Clock and watch parts – UK

Dave’s watch parts & tools – USA

Perrin  Clock and watch parts – CANADA

Obsolete Watch & Clock parts – UK

Red Rooster  Clock and watch parts – UK

Time Savers  Clock parts – USA

Horological Cutters

PP Thornton  UK – Maker of HSS Cycloidal, Single Track Horological Cutters

Metal

George White  Clayton VIC – New brass & other non-ferrous metals

Highett Metal  Mordialloc VIC – New & scrap brass & other metals

Glass

Varga Brothers – Mitcham VIC

Ben the beveller (Ben Curley) – 0413 293 287 Baulkham Hills NSW

Dial restoration

A&L Clocks, VIC – Lily: 0404 092 565

Chris Jones, VIC – 0425 771 242, cmj7@optusnet.com.au

Mathew Bramston, NSW – 0413 707 830

Master Clockmakers, Camden, NSW – Andrew Markerink: 0416 288 445

Leather

Columbia Organ Leathers, PA, USA  columbiaorgan.com

Tips, Tricks & Useful Information

Preventing metal oxidisation & tarnishing – Hints for using Wattle Clear Lacquer

Repair & restoration of a verge escapement – Artifex Babel

Sundials

New Sundials  Pictures and descriptions of sundials around the world

The Sundial  Discusses the sundial with instructions to make a paper sundial

NASS  Official site of the North American Sundial Society with links to publications, conferences, construction, and more

Frans Maes  A site with gallery of over 200 sundial pictures

Analemmatic Sundial  Discusses this type of sundial with instructions to build one

Northern Hemisphere Sundial  Provides instructions on how to make a Northern Hemisphere sundial

History of the Sundial  A look back at the beginnings and development of sundials

The British Sundial Society  Extensive information of sundial terminology

Definitions & Basic Types  An article with a good section on horizontal sundials

Sundial.net  A history of sundials

Sundials in Central Europe  A list with photos (Czech language)

The Book of Sun-dials  Complete e-text of the book by Margaret Scott Gatty