FILMS

FOUR GENERATIONS OF WATCHCASE MAKING

Film Preview 2min 58 – Full 1 hr 15 min film available for download below.

Here Martin demonstrates his techniques and antique tools which have passed through the generations. With his gentle manner, sense of humour and technical knowledge he invites the audience to join with him in the process.

This film was made for the SE region of the Antiquarian Horological Society  as a Millennium Project.

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ENGINE TURNING

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Martin Matthews explains the development of the Lathe from antiquity to the computer age. He shows how these ancient techniques can create all manner of items from decorative wood cuttings, to finely cut deigns as seen under enamel. He compares historical techniques with modern patterns (created by the Rose Engine and other Geometric machines) which can be commercially used on stamps and banknotes.

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A DETAILED STUDY OF H4

Film preview 2min 57- Full 1 hr 15 min film available for download below.

A reconstruction of John Harrison’s successful Longitude timekeeper H4.
Derek Pratt, one of the 20th century’s most talented watchmakers, had always been a fan of John Harrison and was determined that a re-creation of his most successful timekeeper H4 should be constructed.


Derek started work in 1997, using Martin Matthews and other talented craftsman for the case, dial and engraving. But in 2009 due to ill health, the project was handed over to Charles Frodsham & Co. The reconstruction was halfway to completion at this time, but thanks to Charles Frodsham & Co it was finally completed in 2014.

It was displayed worldwide at the Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum, in America and in Australia. This is the story of that remarkable achievement.

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HOW WAS IT MADE? MAKING A WATCHCASE

Victoria & Albert Museum London

The video shows Martin Matthews making an outer case for an 18th-century watch. His family have been making watchcases for nearly 200 years. The watch and inner case were made in London in 1769. Martin Matthews will make an outer case.

Find out more: https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/jewellery