Horology is the science and art of time and those who study horology or work as clock repairers and restorers are horologists.
I am an amateur horologist from Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, and a former college Criminal Justice educator, now retired.
I am a self-taught clockmaker and have been collecting and repairing clocks for the past dozen years. My blog focuses on collecting and repairing antique and vintage mechanical clocks, most of which are in my collection of over 85 clocks.
I have a specific interest in Canadian clocks; clocks that were either made entirely in Canada or those assembled in Canada from movements and cases sourced from foreign suppliers. I am fascinated by the history of Canadian clockmakers from the early work of Martin Cheney of Montreal to The Forestville Clock Company of Toronto, one of the last clock companies. I also enjoy clock case repair, reconstruction, and restoration.
Other hobbies include photography, furniture refinishing, and light carpentry.
I am constantly searching for clocks to add to my growing and diverse collection. My wife and I combine our clock hunting forays with sightseeing and photography which quite often translates into overnight stays in interesting places. We turn our little trips into adventures where we meet fascinating people and listen to their unique stories.
I have been a member of NAWCC, the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors since 2012. I am also a member of Ottawa Chapter 111 of NAWCC. You can connect with me on the NAWCC discussion board as well as several Facebook clock sites. Otherwise, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I collect and repair my own clocks and do not operate a clock repair business and do not sell clocks
Except where otherwise credited or permission granted, all photos are mine and are reduced in size to protect my copyright.