Isle of Man News - POSTED Wed 04-01-2012

November 2011: Funeral of horologist Dr George Daniels

by Tessa Hawley

November 2011: Funeral of horologist Dr George Daniels

THE funeral of respected horologist Dr George Daniels took place in the Isle of Man in November.

It was held at Lezayre Parish Church followed by cremation in Douglas.


A statement on his website,, read: "Dr George Daniels CBE passed away peacefully at his home in the Isle of Man on Friday, October 21.

"It is a national loss and his amazing life and works have established his place in history as the greatest watchmaker of his time.

"He is mourned by the entire horological industry – his influence on which was monumental and will never be forgotten."

In January 2010 Dr Daniels was awarded the CBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List and is the only watchmaker ever to receive the honour of 'Master Watchmaker for services to horology'.

During his career Dr Daniels completed 37 watches and invented the co-axial and the independent double wheel which have found international support in the watch industry.

This story is part of's Review of the Year 2011.

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