Watchmaker Ashton Tracy obtained his world-renowned WOSTEP diploma in Manchester, UK at the British School of Watchmaking. He then set up a small workshop in London, UK focusing on vintage chronographs like the Breitling Navitimer and Omega 321 Speedmaster as well as military watches such as the IWC Mk XI. He soon garnered a reputation as an expert among collectors and dealers. His workshop was also the official service center for Linde Werdelin in the UK.
He eventually decided to move closer to home, Australia, and once again set up his independent workshop in Melbourne, Australia. His workshop was the official Mont Blanc service center for Australia and undertook modern and vintage repairs on many brands including Rolex, IWC, Panerai, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Omega, Raymond Weil, Oris, Zenith and more.
After marrying a Canadian, Ashton moved to Canada and went to work for Rolex where he was trained on a variety of calibers including the 20xx, 21xx, 22xx, 15xx, 30xx, 31xx, 32xx, 40xx and 41xx families.
He has now established his own restoration workshop focusing on the service and restoration of all Swiss watches, with a particular focus on Rolex, Tudor & Omega. As an independent expert and being Rolex trained Ashton has the experience your timepiece deserves. Ashton is a member of the British Horological Institute and the New York Horological Society.
He is heavily involved in horological education, helping to educate the public and train the future generation of watchmakers as an instructor for The Horological Society of New York. Ashton is also an accomplished horological author, writing for several online and print publications including Quill & Pad, World Tempus, The FHH Journal, Worn & Wound, Watches By SJX, International Watch, and The Horological Journal.