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Bob Started his 7 year apprenticeship in clock and watch making 4 days before his 16th birthday. He worked for a small clock and watch repair shop on Ludgate Circus, London E.C.4. and attended Hackney Technical College to study for a British Horological Society qualification. He qualified in 1971. Soon after he went to work for the Bulova watch company in Croydon Surrey.
In July 1975 he imigrated to South Africa, again he took up a position as watchmaker at the Bulova Watch Company.
The company owner, Bob Roberts is an expert clockmaker He has been repairing and restoring clocks for almost 50 years. After working in the industry for many years, he established his own company in 1978, and soon became a specialist for the restoration of antique clocks amongst private customers as well as local businesses throughout South Africa .