|In his youth, Francis Brodie enjoyed making clocks out of Meccano and fell into horology as a career after a spell of unemployment. After training at Hackney College, he worked for a number of museums including The Museum of London.
He began teaching Clock Repair classes after filling in for an unwell friend, and has been teaching now for over 25 years. He joined Loughton College a decade ago and was teaching the BHI Course, specialising in the Theory elements. He became the first tutor at EFHC when it was founded, and has helped to develop the Clockmaking section.
When not teaching he works to maintain and preserve a range of private and public Clock Collections.
|Richard Edwards is a teacher and watchmaker. He graduated in Biology then trained as a teacher and in his first teaching post he enrolled for a three year BHI evening course at Hackney College. By 1979 he had passed all stages with honours and immediately abandoned a secure badly paid job as a teacher in favour of an insecure badly paid job as a restorer of antique watches.
The next ten years were spent working for London dealers restoring fine and rare watches including minute repeaters, musical and form watches.
During the 1980s recession Richard retrained as a technology teacher until retirement in 2009 but he never stopped repairing watches which he now does full time again.
|After leaving school, Robin Eastwood worked repairing aircraft instruments and introduced to Horology by a workmate who had a side line repairing clocks. Clockmaking became a passion that Robin had to fit round a very varied career, but he took a 1 year full time Horology course at Wadden in 1974 and another at Hackney College in 1984. He also has a qualification in Adult Education.Robin has worked for companies such as In Time, Comitti, Aubrey Brocklehurst and Accurist as well as running his own repair business. He was a part time Tutor for a while at the Epping College Horology course, but retired in 2002.
Robin is well known to a number of EFHC members and after much persuasion has been teased out of retirement to run sessions at the Centre.
|Lalit Morjaria has been a watchmaker for 35 years, and has worked at companies such as Eternamatic, Bulova, Omega and Rolex, and is currently an independent. He followed his father into the trade and was trained in Switzerland.
He has been teaching at EFHC for a number of years, and particularly enjoys watching novices become more skilled.Lalit has organised a Club trip to Switzerland which include training at the Ronda factory as well as visits to some top flight Watch Houses.His favourite watch brands are Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, and IWC.
|David Rawlings is the most recent addition to the tutor cadre, joining the Centre in February 2016. David completed an apprenticeship in clock making and repair and has been involved in the clock trade for over 50 years. For some years he was a tutor at Hackney College and still repairs clocks. His special interest is in antique clocks.|