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Master watchmaker addresses US crowd

Roger Smith follows in footsteps of George Daniels

A Ramsey-based watchmaker has addressed an elite gathering of fellow artisans.

Roger W. Smith is the protege of Dr George Daniels, who brought him here to master the craft decades ago.

This month he delivered a lecture to the Horological Society of New York - following in the footsteps of Dr Daniels 27 years ago.

He taught the audience of industry professionals how to develop a 'practical watch escapement' from scratch - something which certainly takes a steady hand.

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