Biography

 

HandCrafted Clocks & TimepiecesDavid Walter offers his customers a wealth of international experience and Horological knowledge that few people in the world can match. Fascinated with clocks from an early age and after completing many years of training and working with prestigious companies in London and Europe his sights were set beyond simply repairing modern factory made watches.

When David Walter started his clockmaking company in 1980, he was already convinced that the making of new clocks matching or bettering the best ever made required creative emotion which arises from a combination of daring and authenticity.


IN KEEPING WITH THIS TRADITION, DAVID WALTER CONTINUES TO INNOVATE


David Walter is the first person to successfully recreate the Woodward Free pendulum clock, W5 in 2006 followed by an improved edition of Breguet No.3671 Double Pendulum clock in 2010 and further development in 2012 added the complications of Daniels Perpetual calendar with retrograde date and sunrise/sunset indications. These great achievements firmly place David Walter not only as one of the greatest clockmakers ever to have lived and the greatest living clockmaker as well as the only clockmaker to have ever made both versions of double pendulum clock, The Free Pendulum (D)W5 and the Double Pendulum Resonance Clock.

The latest clock to be seen is a careful replica of the E. Howard & Co #23, 90 day regulator, 87 inches tall with a 17inch dial and visible escapement, jeweled pallets and hand engraved bridge.


Awards and Honors:

1987 – NAWCC National Convention

  • First Prize in Class 1: Single Train Clock Movements category for his Skeletonized Jewelers Regulator.
  • First Prize in Class 6: Original Movement Designs for his Great Wheel Skeleton Clock.

2002 – NAWCC National Convention

  • First Prize in Class 1: Single-Train Clock Movement-Metal, for his year-running great wheel skeleton clock.
  • First Prize in Class 4: Complicated Clock Movement for his version of an Austrian Laterndluhr.
  • Peoples Choice Award: Complicated Clock¬† for his version of an Austrian Laterndluhr Perpetual Calendar

2012 – NAWCC National Convention

  • First Prize in Class 1: Single Train Movements-Metal, for his (D)W5 Free Pendulum Clock
  • First Prize in Class 4: Complicated Clock Movements-Metal, for his Double Pendulum Perpetual Calendar Clock
  • First Prize in Class 6: Wood Clock Cases, for his Double Pendulum Perpetual Calendar Clock
  • Peoples Choice Award: Double Pendulum Perpetual Calendar Clock

Affiliations:

  • Fellow of The British Horological Institute.
  • Member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.
  • Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, London, England