Updated description for “Why Come Here”

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Welcome to my blog, where we dive deep into the fascinating field of horology, the world of antique and vintage mechanical clocks. If you’re passionate about uncovering the intricate workings of these timeless treasures while reveling in their rich historical significance, then you’ve come to the right place.

My blog is an important hub for anyone seeking to learn more about these wonderful mechanical devices. With a treasure trove of information and insights on everything related to antique and vintage clocks, I guarantee that you’ll be hooked from the very first post.

Whether you have recently inherited your grandmother’s mantel clock or have acquired a captivating vintage or antique clock and want to learn more about it, you might find the articles on this blog to be of interest.

Clock movement with plate removed

Over the past decade, I have taught myself the art of horology and gained extensive knowledge and experience working on a diverse range of old clocks. In addition, I have a keen interest in cabinet and case restoration. While I do not operate a clockmaking business and am not involved in the commerce of clocks, I occasionally sell clocks locally to manage my personal collection.

What is horology?

Horology is a field of study that approaches the concept of time scientifically, much like geology studies the earth or biology studies life. It involves the design and construction of clocks, watches, and other time-measuring devices, making it a highly practical discipline. Those who specialize in horology are known as horologists. Through the study of horology, we gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies and history of timekeeping, as well as the skills and techniques required to create and maintain these fascinating devices.

1840s Scottish clock capturing the morning light

My mission

As a blog author, I publish an average of 7-9 articles per month, with new content released every 4 days. My articles cover a wide range of topics related to clocks, including specific repairs, my experiences shopping for clocks, my perspectives on the history of antique clocks, and interesting finds on the internet. I also profile my growing collection of clocks.

Since I live in Canada, there is a focus on clocks made or sold in North America. However, if you browse my collection, you’ll see that I have included clocks from other parts of the world as well.

A message to professionals

If you are a professional horologist who regularly uses a lathe to cut gear teeth, re-pivot arbors, bush mainspring barrels on a weekly basis, fashion new wheels from raw stock, or make advanced repairs on complicated movements and cases, then this blog may not be the most suitable for your needs. However, you are welcome to browse my articles and share any comments or suggestions you may have.

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Elements of a clock dial

And finally

If you have a specific question about a clock, please feel free to write to me, as I may have the answer you are seeking. Whether you are a novice clock collector or have a deeper understanding of horology, I welcome all emails and will do my best to provide a helpful response.

In cases where your question may require additional expertise, I will consult with my clock circle to ensure that you receive the best possible answer. So don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any inquiries you may have.

Please note that there may be times throughout the year when I am traveling, which results in a slight delay in my response to your inquiries. However, I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible and appreciate your patience during any such periods of travel.

Contact me at ronjoiner@antiquevintageclock.com


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