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Our Watchmakers

Established in 1986, S Michlmayr & Co Ltd is an established clock and watch business run by Simon Michlmayr FBHI with a team of experienced and qualified watchmakers. We have earned a reputation nationally, for providing expert horological services to individual members of the public, trade customers, public and private sector organisations, cathedrals and churches.

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Meet our team of highly skilled horologists

Established in 1986, S Michlmayr & Co Ltd is an established clock and watch business run by Simon Michlmayr FBHI. We have earned a reputation nationally, for providing expert horological services to individual members of the public, trade customers, public and private sector organisations, cathedrals and churches.

We specialise in clock and watch repairs and our team of qualified watchmakers, clockmakers and technicians have the skills and experience to undertake the full spectrum of horological work from the finest quality precision watch to the manufacture and restoration of the largest timepiece.

Simon Michlmayr Horologist

Simon Michlmayr FBHI

Simon is a second generation watchmaker. He followed in the footsteps of his Austrian father who established his clock and watch business in Norwich in 1958. Both Simon and his brother Peter Michlmayr have carried on in the family tradition of their father. Simon trained in Horology in London where he studied under Peter Roberts, followed by WOSTEP in Switzerland. He has been running his own company since 1986.

Craig Baird Senior Watchmaker

Craig Baird

Craig Baird is our senior watchmaker. He trained in Horology in Manchester, followed by WOSTEP in Switzerland and is a graduate of the British Horological Institute. Simon and Craig have worked together since 1988. He is a highly accomplished watchmaker and an integral part of the watch manufacturing team.

Stuart Smith Senior Watchmaker

Stuart Smith

Stuart is our senior clockmaker. He began his career in Horology with Simon in 1987. Having started off as an apprentice fresh from school he is now an integral, highly skilled part of the team. He is trained in traditional clock repair techniques and is an extremely skilled member of staff.

Barrie Lee Horologist

Barrie Lee

Barrie completed his WOSTEP training at the British School of Watchmaking in Manchester. He is heavily involved in watch manufacturing and assembling.

Carl Watch Repairs

Carl Hughes

Carl is an experienced watch technician having worked for a number of other companies over a number of years. He is a key member of the repair workshop and is in charge of material sourcing.

Jeremy L'Homme Watch Technician

Jeremy L'Homme

Jeremy is our newest watch technician who has come to us straight from college in his native country of France and is a member of the repair workshop.

Esme Collins Clockmaker

Esme Collins

Esme achieved highest overall grade in the Diploma in clock and watch servicing for 2019. She was awarded best serviced Carriage clock, along with being the first student ever to achieve a 100% score in the exam. She was also awarded Best drawing of clock/watch escapements. Esme achieved a Pass with Merit overall for the Diploma in clock servicing, the highest grade awarded. Court of the Clockmakers Company nominated Esme for the award of a LCSC Apprenticeship certificate, presented by the lord mayor. Esme has one more study year left before qualifying and achieving MBHI status.

Norwich Watchmakers Workshop

Support Staff

The workshop staff are fully supported by our invaluable administration and customer service team Sarah, Laura and office manager Caroline.

Our Workshop

Our purpose built premises is spacious, modern and well equipped. Our premises are secure and alarmed and watches are kept in locked safes overnight. All watch repairs are carried out here.

Horological Job Vacancies

Are you the team member we’ve been looking for?

We’re proud of the long history of our profession, and of the passion and commitment of our team. Below are the current vacancies within our growing team. If you would like to join the Michlmayr family, simply send your CV and a covering statement to us at admin@michlmayr.com