Clock repairman shares ticks of the trade
Among his collection, Fishman has clocks made by Sunbeam, Bulova, Cornwall, Plymouth, Linden, Stuart Austin, Howard Miller, Seth Thomas, Grunbe, Seiko, Tiffany, Cartier and Elgin. "I have one of every clockmaker in Connecticut," he said. These days ...
June 9, 2013
STAMFORD -- After decades in the clock repair business, one Stamford man recently decided it's time to retire. When he retired from working as an industrial arts teacher, Fishman went to work at George's Clock Repair Service , where he learned the craft from owner George Feldman. "He taught me, I was very mechanical, so I got to do clocks faster than he did," he said. Feldman repaired clocks at Bloomingdale's department store, once downtown, before opening his own business on Sixth Street. Eventually, Feldman became too sick to work and Fishman took over the business in the late 1980s. "So then it became Jerry at George's," Fishman said. Just like his mentor, Fishman worked from his basement, where several clocks, parts and tools remain. "It's very difficult to find someone to fix clocks, I think there's only one person in town," Fishman said. Fishman said sometimes he tells his customers not to bother fixing a clock, unless it's valuable. For instance, he said Cartier clocks are too costly to repair. Walking around the workroom, Fishman pointed out some of his favorite pieces, including a unique gold clock with a cherub holding a palette.
The Dart: Clock repairman shares ticks of the trade
Linden, Stuart Austin, Howard Miller, Seth Thomas, Grunbe, Seiko, Tiffany, Cartier and Elgin. "I have one of every clockmaker in Connecticut," he said. These days, Fishman said he sees mostly Quartz clocks that are made in Michigan. "They don't make the ...
June 9, 2013
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