The Tempus Fugit Clock Company must be doing exceptionally well. I find many Tempus Fugit clocks on the online for-sale sites, eBay, Kijiji and the like. Go ahead, type “Tempus Fugit” in the eBay search box and dozens will pop up. There are any number of fine examples from wall clocks to grandfather clocks to mantel clocks; the depth of choice is seemingly endless.

Not only can the Tempus Fugit clock-makers pump out quality clocks they have also maintained a level of quality that is unmatched in the industry

The other day I found this 32″ clock (next photo) that appears to be in great condition for the small sum of $30. What a deal! A truly inexpensive entry point for an exquisitely designed Tempus Fugit clock made by some of the worlds foremost craftsmen that you can add to your collection today.

A Tempus Fugit clock for only $30
A Tempus Fugit clock on an online for-sale site for only $30

Not only can the Tempus Fugit clock-makers pump out quality clocks they have also maintained a level of quality that is unmatched in the industry.

The factory is located in Timeville, Canada. I had a chance to visit the factory this spring and was able to talk to the owners, Mr. Tempus and Mr. Fugit. “Your building could use a paint job”, I said, to which Mr Fugit replied, “Don’t worry about it, besides, clock-making is our strength”

Tempus Fugit Clock Co.
Tempus Fugit Clock Co. factory

They graciously permitted me to install C and AA batteries in some of the movements on the factory floor. What a thrill! I really got a charge out of it. The 40,000 sq ft 400 sq ft factory floor is abuzz with activity. Placards of inspiration are everywhere such as “Time is on your side”, Time marches on” and “Time Flies”. The company also makes mechanical clocks. Here, a worker has all the movement parts laid out prior to assembly.

Putting it all together at Tempus Fugit
Putting it all together at Tempus Fugit

Gustav Becker and E. Howard might be great names in the clock world but Tempus Fugit rises above them.

Anyway, back to repairing and restoring clocks. As they say at Tempus Fugit, “Time Flies” ……..or is it “Time Flees”?