THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER CW21 CERTIFICATION

In 2015 Phillip received the sought after CW21.  With this certification, he uses the 21st century applications on each and every Rolex and Omega watch, from vintage to modern. Phillip’s dedication has earned him recognition in the Rolex community treating every watch as if it was his own. He is an active participant in the Rolex community where he shares valuable insight and expertise.

HIGHLY SKILLED, CERTIFIED CRAFTSMAN

In 2006 he joined Watchmakers International, where over the next 13 plus years, he honed his skills while attending multiple AWCI (American Watchmaking Clockmaking Institute) courses. He completed numerouse classes, including…

  • Rolex 1530 Escapement by Mark Jones

  • Restoring a Timepiece by Henrik Korpela

  • Mechanical Autowind by Tom Schomaker

  • ETA 7750 chronograph by Tom Schomaker

  • Proper Oiling by Manuel Yazijian, to list a few

AWARDS AND HONORS

In 2004 Phillip attended the Horology program in Paris, Texas. Mr. Frank Poye became his mentor which grew into a close bond over the two years.  Phillip was quickly recognized in having the ability to excel; winning awards, such as “Student of the Year” and the Dean’s honor roll list. Phillip’s knowledge and willingness to mentor allowed him to become a positive role model for his classmates, graduating with honors and top of his class.


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Phillip Ridley grew up admiring the complexity of his father’s work. Phillip knew that he loved working with his hands, building anything he could imagine. He has always loved trying to understand how things worked. As he matured, his focus leaned toward watchmaking. His aptitude, along with the understanding that Horology had become a “lost art”, made watchmaking the obvious career choice.