Here is an excerpt in which I explain why repairing antique clocks is different from most repair-based occupations:
When you visit your car mechanic, you may or may not be there by choice. Sometimes you simply must get your car running again. It’s not the same with clock repair. Customers have definitely made a choice to have their clock fixed. They have a complicated, delicate machine that they treasure for whatever reason. Perhaps it’s clever, perhaps it’s beautiful, or perhaps it belonged to a grandmother. Perhaps all three things are true. It’s an honor to be entrusted with these heirlooms and gratifying to see a customer’s face when they hear their clock chime for the first time in years.
Here is where you can read the complete article online: From Cubicle to Clock Repair: How I took the leap to following my passions.