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About Steven Richardson

Renowned watchmaker, educator and artisan, Steven Richardson’s vast career, was born out of countless hours handcrafting and sculpting original works of wearable art. Under the guardianship of master metal smith Emerson Hogan, he learned how to apply age-old artisan techniques to his sculptures. Richardson’s fascination with antiquity and mechanics, curiously lead him to the science of horology. Naturally his artistry and design capabilities merged with his capacity to build complicated timepieces, and he did so under the watchful eye of master watchmaker Aaron in New York City. As a watchmaker, Richardson gained celebrity status as commissions rolled in from his long-standing influential clients. Later, celebrities and collectors looking for fresh, unusually crafted, complicated timepieces followed suit. Now his evolution brings him back to his original roots as a sculptor, reinventing his intimate relationship to metal crafting and curating captivating works using the finest precious metals, diamonds and gemstones.

Our Vision & Mision

Art of Horology is advancing Horology and a new generation of watchmakers. Our mission is to advance horology, educate and empower youth with a purposeful and positive experience that impacts their lives and communities. Founded by renowned watchmaker, educator and artisan, Steven Richardson known for handcrafting and sculpting original works of wearable art. 

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The Instructors

Artice Jones, Instructor 

 

Three decades of service and sales “exemplifies my intense passion for watches and watchmaking”

In the early eighties right at the beginning of the quartz watch phenomenon is where it all began for me.The list of popular names at that time was (Seiko, Longines, Lasalle, Concord, Omega etc.)My first position involved taking in repairs, giving estimates, changing batteries, adjusting bracelet watches, and polishing watch cases. That sums up to (level 1 watchmaking.) After my two valuable years in service, that became the perfect segway to sales.

Presently, I’m employed in one of the world’s finest watch salons located in NYC.
My job title is watch sales specialist.This title also includes being a brand ambassador to 3 swiss watch companies. My duties in the shop besides sales also include the upkeep of merchandise & training of the store’s sale team. 

In 2013, I started my own company “Mechanical View LLC” custom timepieces.

“Pushing past all limits” has been my mantra in life.

Henry Delgado, Instructor

Henry Delgado a native of New York started his watch career at the age of 13. His mother and father were watchmakers and they exposed him to the craft at a young age.  From the time of that young age of 13, Henry started to work on watches and at the present age of 53 he is still working on watches.  Throughout the years Henry has worked for Apollo Gems 1977-82, Time will Tell 1982-90, Tiffany & Co. 1990-95, Rolex USA. 1995-98, H&H Watch repair 1998-03, Hamilton Jewelers 2003-6, Frank Muller 2006-09 and self employed from 2009. Henry Delgado is a certified watchmaker on Rolex, Frank Muller, Accutron, Breitling, Ebel, Tag Heuer, Cartier, Chronographs, Quartz, Fly Backs Retro’s and Minute Repeaters.

Henry has a burning desire to share his gift of watch making with adults and young adults.  In 2012 Henry Delgado a 2nd generation Master watchmaker Teamed up with watchmaker Steven Richardson and open the art of horology school and service center in the heart of NYC. This will make history being that it will be the only horology school in New York at its time. While the art of watchmaking is an age-old craft, Delgado and Richardson believes there is strong demand for this highly skilled trade and they have dedicated their talent to fostering and mentoring a new generation of American watchmakers through the Art of Horology school and service center.

Rorrie Owens

Watch Curator Rorrie Owens is a major vintage watch collector in NYC. He started collecting watches in the late 70s and studied with greats like Erin Faber. Rorrie has consulted work with Nkiru America and Art of Horology for over 16 years and has created watch history curriculum for the students of AOH.

Our Vision & Mision

Art of Horology is advancing Horology and a new generation of watchmakers. Our mission is to advance horology, educate and empower youth with a purposeful and positive experience that impacts their lives and communities. Founded by renowned watchmaker, educator and artisan, Steven Richardson known for handcrafting and sculpting original works of wearable art. 

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Since 2000 we’ve advanced and supported a new generation of horologists, curated educational, empowering and inspiring programs.

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