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What makes us tick

As the UK’s leading clock repairers, restorers and conservation specialists, we are proud to have been serving the horological community for over 150 years.

 

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Church heritage and services

Smith of Derby recognise that your church or public clock is at the centre of your community.  We offer a wide range of services covering all aspects of restoration, installation, maintenance and repair work related to church clocks, public clocks, feature, turret and tower clocks.  

 

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Public places and spaces

Smith of Derby is a clockmaker with a global reputation for creating innovative and majestic timepieces, sculptural and kinetic features. Our artistic endeavours embrace continents from the Far East to the Middle East, the USA, Europe and Africa.

 

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Creative, design and interiors

We are in the business of 'time'; our mission, to maintain our leadership on the world time map. 

For generations, we have created and still care for many of the world's most iconic public clocks and timepieces.  Our rich heritage means we bring expertise to everything we undertake; from the restoration of the oldest clock to the dynamic creation of a stunning new design featuring the latest technology.

 

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Smith of Derby Group

Smith of Derby Group’s portfolio of clockmakers includes five of the most iconic and reputable names in British horology – John Smith & Sons (1856), James Ritchie & Son (1809), William Potts & Sons (1833), J B Joyce & Co (1690), and G&F Cope & Co (1845). Collectively, these prominent clockmakers form what is now Smith of Derby Group. This ‘stable’ of clockmakers treasures time by creating, servicing, preserving, and restoring some of the greatest public clocks in the UK and around the world.

 

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