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Meet the team at Charles Martin

Martin Cleaton - Watchmaker/Director

Years in the industry: 10 years

Favourite quote: The secret to success is to do the common thing uncommonly well – J D Rockefella Jnr

Favourite watch and why: FP Journe Tourbillion Historique T30 – simply a masterpiece (to R W Smith if you ever read this I’m sorry and your amazing series 2 watches are a very close second)

Describe Charles Martin Watch Company in three words: Trustworthy, Honest, Caring

What is the best thing about working at Charles Martin Watch Company: I would like to say that it is simply knowing that we are keeping a once dying industry alive and contributing to its future.

What do you enjoy doing when not working: I’m a huge film fan. When I’m not watching films I love my weekend walks with my wife Helen and son George.

Philip Mills - Watchmaker

Years in the industry: 47 years

Favourite quote: Defeat only happens to those who refuse to try again 

Favourite watch and why: Omega Seamaster – James Bond has one!

Describe Charles Martin Watch Company in three words: Quality watch servicing

What is the best thing about working at Charles Martin Watch Company: We are a small company so everyone chips in and there is always variety

What do you enjoy doing when not working: Golf when I can

Kerry Byng - Watchmaker

Years in the industry: 35 years

Favourite quote: The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once 

Favourite watch and why: Zenith El Primero – robust, timeless and beautiful to repair 

Describe Charles Martin Watch Company in three words: Understanding, Fair, Patient 

What is the best thing about working at Charles Martin Watch Company: Being able to repair a variety of watches and to be able to apply the experience I have gained through my many years in the trade. Finding, correcting and improving each watch to a high standard.

What do you enjoy doing when not working: I love riding my Harley Davidson

Jason Lewis - Polisher

Years in the industry: 15 years

Favourite quote: C’est la vie

Favourite watch and why: Rolex Datejust – perfect balance of classy and everyday

Describe Charles Martin Watch Company in three words: Excellent attention to detail

What is the best thing about working at Charles Martin Watch Company: Everyday is a challenge

What do you enjoy doing when not working: Bike riding

Shirley - Admin

Years in the industry: 5 years

Favourite quote: Folks are usually as happy as they make their minds up to be – Abraham Lincoln

Favourite watch and why: Tag Heuer Aquaracer – robust, yet stylish

Describe Charles Martin Watch Company in three words: Friendly, Knowledgeable and Honest

What is the best thing about working at Charles Martin Watch Company: Always something new happening

What do you enjoy doing when not working: Signing to deaf friends, drawing and writing