Rebecca Struthers

Dr Rebecca Struthers FBHI MA FRSA PhD AFHEA

Co-founding Director, Struthers Watchmakers  

Watchmaker & Historian

Half of founding husband and wife team at the ground-breaking Struthers watchmaking studio, in 2017, Rebecca Struthers became the first watchmaker in British history to earn a PhD in horology.

Rebecca was just 17 when she set out on her path to becoming one of Britain’s leading antiquarian horologists. Initially training as a jeweller and silversmith with a passion for creating complex pieces of articulated jewellery, Rebecca soon found her way to combine her passion for craft with her love of science in the pursuit of horology. Since then, she has successfully completed joint British Horological Institute and HND Horology courses, DGA in diamond grading and holds a masters degree in history of art and design, which she tailored to antiquarian horology as no such specialist course existed in the UK at the time.

Away from her role as watchmaker, designer and director at Struthers - Rebecca is a Fellow of British Horological Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority


Academic Student of the Year, Birmingham City University Extra Mile Awards

(May 2017)

Woman of the Year, Eve's Watch Awards (October 2016)

Walpole Crafted (November 2015)

WatchPro Watches of the Year - Luxury Watch of the Year (November 2015)

Alumna of the Year - Birmingham City University (September 2015)

WatchPro Hot100 - Trailblazer (June 2015)

Retail Jeweller's 30 Under 30 (March 2015)

WatchPro Watches of the Year - Luxury Watch of the Year and Rising Star (November 2014)

WatchPro Hot100 - Trailblazer (June 2014)

Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Awards Small Workers Senior - Commended

(March 2014)

Lonmin Design Innovation Award (May 2013)

Doctoral Studentship - Arts and Humanities Research Council - (September 2013)

Dr. Robert Boyd Memorial Fund (August 2012)

Durant Award for Silver Mounting (June 2005)





PhD Horology (2017)

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice (2014)

MA History of Art & Design (2012)

DGA (2009)

British Horological Institute, Watchmaking (2008)

HND Horology (2008)

BTEC ND Jewellery and Silversmithing (2005)



Royal Warrant Holders Association Annual Luncheon (Hilton, Park Lane, London, June 2017)

London Craft Week (London Morgan, South Kensington, May 2017)

London Craft Week (Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly & London Morgan, South Kensington, May 2016)

Geneva Motor Show (Palexpo, March 2015)

SalonQP (Saatchi Gallery, London November 2014)

Goldsmiths’ Hall (London, March 2014)

Geneva Motor Show (Palexpo, March 2014)

International Jewellery London (Earls Court, September 2013)

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