1967 - Founded as a clock repair business by Mike Harding and Bill Sinclair in Cheltenham.
1971 - Made first Longcase Clock with strike movement, Bill Sinclair retires.
1972-1975 - Development of chiming movement with Tim Bazuley followed by Bracket Clock and Three Train Fusee Movement.
1980 - 1983 Standard Sea Clock and Giant Carriage Clock introduced from which the Perpetual Calendar Carriage Clock developed.
1985 - Engaged in a variety of public commissions including the Wishing Fish Clock in Cheltenham and a 7 Ages of Man Congreve Clock.
1995 - Mike Harding retires and Robert Bray takes over as owner of Sinclair Harding.
1996 - Sinclair Harding completed a public commission for the Oval Cricket ground and moved the company to West Yorkshire.
1997 - 1999 Sinclair Harding were busy Recruiting and training a new family team and investing in new plant and equipment.
1999 - Sinclair Harding start making a 3/4 size representation of John Harrison's H1 Sea Clock.
2005 - Robert Bray is accepted as full member of AHCI.
2007 - Acquired adjacent premises which allowed investment in new CNC machinery, HAAS Mini mil.
2008 - Baselworld introduction of Condliffe Skeleton clock to range
2008 - Introduction of Joemars CNC wire erosion.
2008 - Introduction of Solidworks 3D CAD Software.
2009 - Baselworld introduction of Rosemary Skeleton Clock.
2010 - Robert Bray elected Vice President of the British Horological Institute.
2010 - Bob Bray is Awarded BHI Barrett Silver Medal for 2010 by B.H.I.
Awards, Education and Members' Day
Students joined with new members and invited guests for the BHI's annual Awards, Education and New Members' Day at the end of October - please see PDF for the full article and more photographs
In July 2012 Sinclair Harding became proud owners of Phillips House, the building was originally the workshops, pit head baths, medical centre, lamp room and clocking in/out room for Emley Moor Colliery (hence referred to as the Clock Oyle). All hands on deck as Phillips House is currently undergoing conversion to a huge workshop, polishing oyle, packing oyle, and so on . . . .
Its starting to take shape now, partition walls have been removed and the suspended ceilings have been taken down to give more height into the workshop - we've even begun painting. Air benches are on order for the new polishing area which should make a big impact on reducing our dust.
Our Fusee chain suppliers, Mavis and David decided to retire at Christmas 2013, with nobody coming forward to carry the business on, we agreed to buy their business and in January 2014 collected the first batch of machinery from David's workshop in Devon and moved it to Huddersfield. Over the following few months David and Mavis shared their knowledge acquired over many years and we have been painstakingly learning this almost lost art. This wonderful addition to Sinclair Harding must make us about the most complete clock making company to be found.
A short history of Habgoods and watch and clock fusee chain manufacture and assembly photographs can be found here: