My name is Jacques Nève, I am 45 years of age and I'm a clockmaker.
My passion for clocks was started accidently by my late father, Georges Nève, who was a collector of watches and used to fix his own clocks (as an amateur only)
Clockmaking is for me the best of both worlds: a great love of beautiful antiques and works of art, and a major interest in mechanics.
I learned my trade mostly in Australia with two excellent teachers Trent Firth and Doug Minty, at the Sydney Institute of Technology which can boast to have the best watchmaking school in the Southern Hemisphere.
I also learned a lot of my skills from my old master Frank Percival and from an old clockmaker friend, Les Wilson.
I left Australia in late 1997 and moved my clockmaking business in Belgium, not far South of Brussels.
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