Making Time for Time: Tales from Mates & Clock Collectors, First Version

Making Time for Time: Tales from Mates & Clock Collectors, First Version


All of us at Chelsea Clock share a real ardour for and appreciation of gorgeous timepieces. In fact, Chelseas prime our collective listing of favorites.  However we – and plenty of pals of Chelsea – have pursuits within the designs and craftsmanship of all types of timepieces. And we’re at all times completely happy to listen to from fellow collectors in regards to the clocks to which they’re drawn and why they gather them.

Ron Joiner is one such buddy. We’re happy to publish his story right here, and invite others to share their gathering tales with us as a part of this ongoing sequence.  Drop us a line by visiting the Contact Us web page on our web site or by emailing!

I’ve at all times had a fascination with clocks. As a younger boy I can bear in mind the schoolhouse clock in my grandparents’ kitchen and the ticking sound it might make that echoed via all the home.

All of us have busy lives and, regardless of my curiosity in clocks through the years, it was not till 2000 that I began constructing my assortment, first with a Seth Thomas Adamantine clock and later with extra mantel clocks, wall clocks, and eventually a grandfather clock in 2012. My assortment has expanded to incorporate nearly each model of clock, although my curiosity lies particularly with American and European wall and shelf clocks. As I write this piece, there are about thirty-five clocks ticking away in my residence.

Many would have been discouraged, however I discovered this to be my best restoration success! The Junghans clock, as discovered.

Absolutely restored Junghans Time & Strike wall clock, circa 1899

Through the years, as my clock assortment grew, so did my curiosity in sustaining these timepieces myself. I started with normal understanding of cleansing and oiling clock actions, and proceed to service my assortment each time I can.




Seth Thomas Adamantine Time & Strike mantel clock, circa 1913

In 2015, I made a decision to jot down a weblog about gathering classic and vintage clocks. My aim was to create a weblog that will be of curiosity to novice clock collectors in all places – a spot the place like-minded folks may come to study clocks, trade concepts, and speak about points, challenges, or just nice finds.  I hope guests take pleasure in my weblog as a lot as I do writing it!

Running a blog about timepieces has allowed me to mix my different pursuits, that of images and touring. My spouse and I’ve had numerous adventures in search of out distinctive clocks for my assortment, and we stay up for persevering with to take pleasure in and comply with our passions.

You’ll be able to go to Ron’s weblog at:

Ron Joiner lives simply outdoors Truro, Nova Scotia along with his spouse. He’s a member of the Nationwide Affiliation of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC).


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