Andrew Markerink started Master Clockmakers after returning to Australia following the completion of a Churchill fellowship in Switzerland, Holland, and England.
Clockmaking has its beginnings in the Markerink family from as early as the 18th century and seems to be part of the DNA.
For many years, Andrew and his staff have sought to provide the skills which, outside of other Master Clockmakers, have long vanished in Australia as well as many parts of the world. They are now the only surviving firm to continue making handmade clocks and watches to order in Australia. They also provide high quality restoration, conservation, and service work for significant clocks and watches. Hence, possessing the privileged ability and responsibility to conserve and restore significant parts of Australia’s Horological history.
Andrew, in cooperation with the Institute of Technology in Sydney, continues to train existing watchmakers in Australia and New Zealand through courses and lectures organised through the peak industry bodies in both countries. Maintaining and boosting the depleted skills level in both Australia and New Zealand has been a foundation point for the work that Andrew has undertaken over the past 30 years.