The British School of Watchmaking

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A WOSTEP Partnership school

  • Comprehensive training schedules

  • Multi-media teaching equipment

  • Fully equipped classrooms

  • UK based training

Welcome to the BSOW official website

The British School of Watchmaking School is an independent institution which looks for students with the ability, aptitude and desire to become the exceptional watchmakers the modern market requires.

Since its foundation, all British School of Watchmaking Graduates have taken up watchmaking positions throughout the world. The high demand for quality watchmaking graduates means our students (whether they be sponsored directly by a watch house, retailer or independently supporting themselves) find it easy to gain employment and further develop their skills; the School is proud of its 100% retention record within the industry.

As an affiliate of the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program (WOSTEP), all full-time courses at the British School of Watchmaking are recognised by the Convention Patronale (The Employers' Convention of the Swiss Watch Industry (CP)) as being equivalent to the Swiss CFC 3-year & CFC 4-year watch repair educational programmes.

The British School of Watchmaking is currently the only education provider in the UK offering CP recognised courses, a prerequisite for employment with many employers. Both the WOSTEP 1800 Hour Program (CFC 3) and the WOSTEP 3000 Hour Program (CFC 4) are available at the British School of watchmaking.

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To produce the finest skilled graduate watchmakers in the UK by ensuring the continued development of standards to meet with the current and future needs of the industry.
Serving the UK watch industry for over ten years with Sixty-four graduates and counting. Every one of our graduates have found employment within the watch industry.
We consider CVs and covering letters, those who have the qualities we are looking for are invited to an assessment day. Places are then allocated to individuals achieving the highest assessment results.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday

8.30am to 5pm