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Online auctions – a warning

Online auctions – a warning

Southern Clocks has failed dismally to turn a terrible clock into a fully functioning runner and striker, and learnt a lesson in the process. The clock had been bought by the customer sight unseen on a well-known online auction site. He had no knowledge or real...

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Victorian values

Victorian values

As with any antique, a clock can often be an open window to the cultural attitudes of its day. A clear example of this came into the workshop recently. An eight day longcase, made by Atkinson of Rawtenstall, was in for servicing and it was quickly dubbed the ‘porno’...

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Time stands still

Time stands still

I had the honour of riding as a passenger on the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run last year. I was delighted to receive an invitation to join Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust patron and DNA Jaguar personality Michael Quinn as one of his passengers in the Trust’s 1901...

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Time in public

Time in public

Time governs our activities, whether it is catching a train or turning up for a scheduled meeting. When we are out and about we are usually rushing between events. Knowing the time is vital so that we don’t pile stress on ourselves by worrying that we may be late, or...

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Analogue motorcycles

Analogue motorcycles

I organised a motorcycle ride last Autumn to get out and enjoy the roads before the clocks went back. I had planned a route of interesting country roads so that we could enjoy the changing seasons. With motorcycling one experiences the road and the weather first hand,...

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Analogue time…and life

Analogue time…and life

I encourage clients to value the passage of time just as they value their palates by drinking fine wine; or their enjoyment of the open road by driving character cars and motorcycles. It requires mindful effort to appreciate the passing of time, all the while using an...

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