About The Clock Shop
in Hanover, MA
Owner, David Hochstrasser I am often asked why I got into the business of clock and watch repair. I guess I have had an interest in watches since before my earliest memories. My older brother, Ross, caught me with our Grandfathers watch and some crude watch repair tools when I was very young. Perhaps it was because I could not find any tools more suited for the task at hand beyond a pair of pliers and a hammer or perhaps it was because I was caught before I could complete the project but my first attempt at watch repair was unsuccessful. That first encounter with a timepiece must have been traumatic because it was not for another 10 years or so until I made another attempt at repairing a clock.
When I was in 9th grade my shop teacher, Ron White an avid clock collector, had the class make clock cases. I was more interested in the antique clock he had in the back room that he was repairing though. Around this time Ross had been looking in antique shops for old radios when he discovered a Seth Thomas clock that was in need of repair. With the help of a local clock smith and the purchase of a mainspring the two of us were able to get the clock together and running.