George Daniels was an English watchmaker and inventor.
George Daniels (19 August 1926 - 21 October 2011), from the Isle of Man, England, became famous as inventor of the co-axial escapement, which since 1999 is used by Omega, first in a smaller, then in a larger number of high-quality wristwatches. He was one of the few watchmakers who could manufacture a complete watch in full handwork alone.
Daniels was a master of the ancient watchmaker association Clockmakers' Company, founded 1631 in London, from which he received a rare gold medal as award for his outstanding service.
After he had discovered his passion for the famous French watchmaker and inventor Abraham-Louis Breguet, he wrote a standard work about him, which was published in 1974.
Besides of his watch enthusiasm he was a motor racer and collector of classic cars, mainly Bentleys.
Watches, Clutton, Cecil and George Daniels, B. T. Batsford, Ltd., London, 1965
English and American Watches, George Daniels, 1966
The Art of Breguet, George Daniels, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1974 ISBN 0-85667-004-9
Watchmaking, George Daniels, Sotheby's, London, 1981 ISBN 0-85667-150-9 (Ausgabe 2002 ISBN 0-85667-497-4)
The Practical Watch Escapement, George Daniels, Isle of Man, 1994
All in good time reflections of a watchmaker, George Daniels, Isle of Man (UK), 2000