Friday, March 11, 2016

“John Metcalfe calls himself an “antiquarian horologist.”...



"John Metcalfe calls himself an "antiquarian horologist." Others might say that he runs a clock repair shop. Whatever you call it, John's tiny workplace feels like a music box. Bells, whistles, chimes and gongs sound every minute. Hands tick, pendulums swing. John — who was photographed by Joshua Bright — owns about 30 clocks, the oldest dating to 1490. "The newer or trashier the clock, the more pain I experience," he said. Advice from the expert: Turning ahead the clock for daylight saving time this weekend shouldn't be too rattling. Going back is another matter. "It's potentially disastrous for their mechanisms," he said, "because certain clocks were designed only to go forward." #🕰" By nytimes on Instagram.



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