Highly-Skilled Master Clockmakers: Certified by the Leading Clock- and Watch-Making Associations

Our certified master clockmakers have over 70 years of collective experience in repairing and restoring fine timepieces of all makes and models. All clockmasters are skilled experts in their field, and meet Chelsea’s high standards for technical excellence and professionalism. Our master clockmakers service each clock with a custom approach, coupling old world craftsmanship with state-of-the-art techniques and practices.

Meet Some of Our Master Clockmakers


Robert Ockenden, Director, Repair & Restoration Services

Bob has more than 40 years of experience in the repair and restoration of mechanical clocks. A nationally known voice in the clock-making industry, Bob is certified by the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute and the British Horological Institute, and has been a frequent lecturer at both local and national AWCI conferences. Additionally, he has served in various roles on the education, strategic planning and certification committees of the AWCI and has been a consultant to the editorial staff of Horological Times Magazine.


Bhupat Patel, Master Clockmaker

Celebrating more than 33 years with Chelsea Clock as a master clockmaker, Bhupat began his horological career as a master watchmaker in London, England, and later in Bedfordshire before expanding his expertise to include clock making and repair. A long-time collector of fine antique timepieces himself, Bhupat is a noted authority on restorative techniques and practices. He holds certification from the British Horological Institute.

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