Clock Repair in the Channel Islands
Richard Snelling, MBHI
Accredited Member of the British Horological Institute.
A local expert with decades of experience.
Professional repair and restoration to antique and other clocks.
Richard Snelling repairs and restores clocks in the Bailiwick of Jersey. He specialises in antique clocks, although he also works on more modern pieces.
Richard often deals with valuable clocks, including heirlooms of great sentimental value. He is meticulous and sensitive in his work, and his customers rest assured that such pieces are in safe hands.
Clocks repaired include:
- Grandfather and Grandmother clocks
- Carriage clocks
- Bracket clocks
- Regulator clocks
Richard Snelling, CEng, MIMechE, MBHI
- Accredited Member of the British Horological Institute (download PDF version of register here)
- Antique and other clock restoration since 1993
- Author of the Horological Directory (four editions from 1996 – 2011)
- Based in St Brélade, Jersey
Richard Snelling is a professional repairer and restorer of clocks. He works from an independent workshop in the island of Jersey.
Richard has horology in his blood: his maternal Grandfather was watchmaker Herman Roost, who emigrated to England from Switzerland in 1914.
In fact, it was a Swiss clock that prompted Richard to rediscover his roots. It was a wedding present in need of repair – but there was nobody around to do the job.
As a mechanical engineer in the RAF, Richard took matters into his own hands. He learned horological skills in his free time; from a Cardiff-based clock shop and via a correspondence course with the British Horological Institute.
Richard continued as an amateur horologist for 20 years, before retiring from the RAF after 30 years of service. He started his business in Didcot, Oxfordshire, in 1993.