The Company

About David R Bill & Sons

Founded by David Roy Bill in 1962, David R Bill & Sons is a leading and excellent performer in Great British design and craftsmanship.

David pursued his keen interest in horology at the age of 15, by first learning the restoration of luxury timepieces at Banda's in Clerkenwell Road, London. By the time he was 18, he joined the army where he completed 2 years of service. On leaving, he joined Swiss Co working for Mr. Gerner.

But David realised dial restoration was a more refined and established business in the US, where his American counterparts had a more detailed knowledge and range of experience.

So in 1956 he moved to Pittsburgh and L.A. working for Kirk Dial, a very experienced dial artisan who taught him so much more than he had previously experienced in Britain.

In 1957 his progress did not go unnoticed and Kirk Dial offered him the chance to manage his own workshop in Texas but David politely declined, deciding instead to return to London.

It was then that he started his own dial restoration company, David R Bill & Sons in London's Clerkenwell Road, and finally in 1972 the business was relocated to its current premises just outside of London in the county of Essex.