About Us

Carter Marsh & Co. is the continuation of the world renowned antique clock business first established in Winchester in 1947.  This quintessentially English cathedral city is barely sixty miles from London and has excellent transport links to the capital.  Our delightful shop is situated in the shadow of the 900 year old cathedral and has been synonymous with the finest examples of antiquarian horology since its inception.  We stock a continually changing selection of important and rare clocks, watches and barometers including pieces by Thomas Tompion, George Graham, Joseph and John Knibb, Daniel Quare and Abraham Louis Breguet as well as some exceptionally fine and interesting examples of lesser known horologists.

We have our own dedicated team of apprentice served craftsmen who work on site, undertaking a complete restoration service for all horological items from routine overhauls to the full restoration of some of the world’s finest clocks and watches.

Whether you wish to buy, sell or part-exchange, we are always pleased to offer advice on both the acquisition and disposal of horological pieces from single items to complete collections.

Directors' Profiles

Darrell Dipper

Darrell was born and bred in Winchester and started as a clockmaker’s apprentice in the company at the age of 15.  His invaluable knowledge and experience gained at the bench have given him an insight into the clocks he currently handles that is afforded to few other dealers.  Darrell is a full partner in the business and is responsible for the Winchester showroom.

Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
BADA & CINOA member

Gerald Marsh F.B.H.I.

Gerald started at 32a The Square, Winchester, aged 15 as an apprentice to Geoffrey Bell who founded the company in 1947.  Since buying the business in 1972, Gerald has been pivotal in helping to build a number of the best private clock collections in the world.  His immense knowledge and endless enthusiasm for the subject, built up over more than 60 years in the trade, have been instrumental in the success of the company.

Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.
Freeman of the City of London
BADA & CINOA member

Jonathan Carter

Jonathan was educated at Radley before joining the Army as a regular officer for five years.  On leaving he worked for a furniture restoration workshop and in the 1990s attended the West Dean College Clock Conservation Course where he pursued his passion and fascination for antique clocks.  Since graduating, he has been dealing and specializing in early English clocks by the finest makers.  In 2013, Jonathan co-authored the tercentenary celebratory work on our finest clockmaker, Thomas Tompion 300 Years.

Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Dip. BADA