Time in your hand? I used to collect old pocket watches, but over the years, I’ve given many of them away to people who could afford to repair them.
It’s very hard to find anyone who can fix a watch these days.
It seems like clockmakers have disappeared along with buggy whip manufacturers. And also, buggies.
I have two left I just couldn’t let go. The one showing here is a solid silver Elgin-Waltham railroad watch. Big, silver, heavy, it actually runs … but it needs a new crystal and I have no idea where to find one. So if anyone just happens to know a hobby watchmaker, let me know.
The only caretakers left are hobbyists. The “pros” change batteries. The people who “take care of watches” know nothing about them. If it doesn’t have a battery, they are lost.
I love the feel of a big, heavy pocket watch. This one feels so delicious in my hand, I didn’t want to put it away. I polished it up and put it in a pouch to keep it clean.