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About C & R Struthers

The Struthers Watchmakers workshop and studio was founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife partnership of master watchmaker and antiquarian horologist, Craig and Rebecca Struthers

Image above: Craig & Rebecca Struthers in their workshop.

Photo by India Hobson for Telegraph Luxury

Their family-run workshops specialise in the continuation of traditional watchmaking through the handmaking of parts, use of heritage tools and machinery, and practising of rare craft skills such as the making of watch cases from sheet metal.

The workshops and studio combine over 30 years of the Struthers’ experience in vintage and antique watch restoration, with award-winning design and research. Between Craig and Rebecca they have studied and qualified in watchmaking, goldsmithing, silversmithing, fine art, gemmology and history of design. This rare combination of skills and experience allows them to bring heritage fine craftsmanship into the  21st century.

Their critically acclaimed 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 Struthers have won over a dozen more accolades and featured on television, radio and press both at home and around the world. They have been recognised for their work towards the preservation of the traditional art and science of watchmaking. While they work on their first in-house movement, Project 248, they specialise in the servicing and restoration of vintage and antique watches, and, the re-commissioning of historic movements which they rescue from the bullion trade and return to functional pieces of history.

Selected press

A love letter to timekeeping: How clocks have shaped our world, Rebecca Struthers, BBC Future, 17th November 2023

The husband-and-wife team taking on Swiss watch giants from their Staffordshire workshop, Tracey Llewellyn, The Telegraph, 22nd March 2023

The Art of Watchmaking in Pictures, Christopher Thomond, 22nd February 2019

Just How Endangered is Watchmaking? Robin Swithinbank, 20th February 2019

Inside a hidden studio that makes £50,000 watches, Chris Baraniuk, BBC Future, 22nd March 2018

Happenings; Dr. Rebecca Struthers to Lecture at the Horological Society of New York, Nicholas Manousos, Hodinkee, 26th September 2017

Research Links Early Watch Counterfeits to the Swiss, Libby Banks, International New York Times, 19th September 2017 

The Secret Life of Watches, Rebecca Doulton, The Jewellery Editor, 17th September 2017

How craft workers are learning to sell their work, Neil Koenig, BBC News, 14th February 2017 

The timekeepers, The Times, 18th March 2015

Meet the young entrepreneurs shaking up old industries,John Card, The Guardian, 17th November 2014

A Feminist Movement, Tracey Llewellyn, Wall Street Journal, 27th March 2014