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Keep up to date with the latest news and information about watches, clocks, fine writing instruments and shaving supplies.  The Clockmaker will also post information here about additions to product lines, new and vintage watches that become available for sale, community events as well as other timely information.

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100 Years of Timing the Skies

100 Years of Timing the Skies

Posted On: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

In 2018, Hamilton will celebrate an important milestone in our history as we mark our first century of timing the skies. Hamilton has a prestigious history of serving the flying community and has been providing essential cockpit tools to pilots and co-pilots since the early days of flight. Watches are essential in aviation. Everything is based on accurate timing. Even modern pilots need a watch as a reliable backup to their digital multi-instrument display. 


Fall back time change, Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Fall back time change, Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Posted On: Sunday, November 5, 2017


Life Size Cuckoo Clock Figures!

Life Size Cuckoo Clock Figures!

Posted On: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

We have recently undertaken the restoration of a very large cuckoo clock where the figures on the clock are ALL LIFE SIZE!


Article: Downtown Burlington Clock Tune-Up

Posted On: Thursday, March 28, 2013

"John Bouwman, operator of the Clockmaker on John Street, is said to be the person who came up with the idea and Mrs. Carol Wardle of Wardle Insurance offered a generous contribution and before you knew it – the clock was a done deal."


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Customer Testimonial

My wife and I brought in a couple of old clocks and a couple of old pocket watches that had not worked in a long time. Not knowing what to expect, John was right on with his pleasantness and with his honesty about the clocks and watches. He explained the problems right away to us on both the clocks and watches and advised that it would be too costly to repair any of them, as they were not really worth it to spend the kind of money that it would take to get the old Gilbert clock, (especially), going again, as the parts were not going to be available to get it back to new condition. Before we left, I asked if he could adjust the watch band on a new watch that I had purchased recently, he did this without hesitation and free of charge. I would not hesitate to come back and have John repair any of our other clocks or watches.

- Paul Moyle