Craig Struthers
Johnnie Walker
Spring | 2017

I started straining as a watchmaker at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design back in 2004 and founded my own workshop with my wife Rebecca, and fellow watchmaker, in 2012. Our work combines our years of experience in vintage and antique watch restoration with award-winning design and research.

Our first watch Stella, 2013, received multiple awards collecting a Design Innovation Award for ground-breaking design in platinum and a Commendation from the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council. Since then, the we have collaborated with British sports car manufacturer Morgan Motor Company and showed at several major exhibitions including Palexpo, Geneva and the Saatchi Gallery, London.

Between my wife and I, we have studied and qualified in watchmaking, jewellery, silversmithing, fine art, gemmology and history of design which allows us to apply our range of experiences to create a fusion between heritage fine craftsmanship and 21st century technology.

While we work on their first in-house movement, we specialise in re-commissioning vintage and antique watch movements created in England, America and Switzerland which they rescue from the bullion trade and return to functional pieces of history.

After starting our company in London, we decided to move back to Rebecca’s home city of Birmingham to make the most of the skilled craft network in the Jewellery Quarter.

We try to make as much ourselves as possible and presently work with one of the very few watch casemakers left in Britain. We are passionate about preserving his skills for future generations so the QEST scholarship will allow me to spend time training with him so that I can recruit and train apprentices through my own workshop in the future.


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