F J Britten

F. J. Britten is generally considered the preeminent horologist of his time. His alphabetized encyclopedic dictionary format makes his handbooks pleasure to reads, whether reading straight through or looking up specific terms and concepts. Britten is the author of the classic guides "Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers" and "The Watch & Clock Makers' Handbook, Dictionary, and Guide". He served as secretary of the British Horological Institute for thirty-three years and passed away in 1913.