Paul Buck

Curator, Horological Collections

Department: Britain, Europe and Prehistory


+44 (0)20 7323 8324

Paul Buck studied clock and watch making at Hackney Technical College, East London between 1992 and 1994 gaining The Horological Federation prize in 1992 and The ETA Course prize in 1994. He became a horological museum assistant in 1994 and later in 2006 a horological curator.

Paul is responsible for about 7,000 objects, including 1,000 clocks, 4,500 watches and other horological material. He also assists with the running of the Horological Study Room and its library.

While answering enquiries on all aspects and periods of horology Paul specialises in the history and technology of European provincial clock making.

Current projects

Presentation and installation of the recently acquired Michael Grange collection of provincial long case clocks in the old horological gallery 44 which will be available for study by appointment

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the Antiquarian Horological Society

Visiting lecturer on the subject of C. A. Ilbert, horological collector

Recent publications

P. Buck, ‘Courtenay Adrian Ilbert, Horological Collector: Part One, The early years, 1888 – 1930. Antiquarian Horology, XXXII December (2010)