Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2019
Christmas Gift Idea! Instead of ties, underwear, and many "returnable" gifts, why not give something unique, memorable and affordable this year? Buy a gift certificate for your special someone to service, repair, or purchase a clock. Certificates come on beautifully embossed paper in a matching envelope. You decide how much to give - Prices range from $189 and up.
In the period from 1800 – 1950 millions of mechanical and electric clocks were manufactured in the United States and many millions more worldwide. A considerable number of these clocks are either still in service and or needing service. Many more are in need of restoration or repair. Clock repair businesses are in large demand but repair services are few. The Clock Store exists to repair memories. Many clocks are family heirlooms and some are just starting their way into making a memory. They buy, sell, trade, and repair all clocks from the old antique to the new quartz models. Located in Broken Arrow, on the southeast corner of 81st Street and Aspen Avenue, an innovative and inspirational new business can be found. Clock lovers will find a charming storefront, with an incredible selection of clocks available for purchase, as well as a refined service center for restoration and repair for all clocks. The shop is a gateway to something even more special: an institute of learning in the field of horology. Horology is the study and measurement of time and includes the art of making clocks and watches. As technology is continually expanding and growing, horologists maintain the timeless tradition that retains a collectible clock’s value in a digital age. The Clock School provides education and training to keep this trade alive. Leslie Dismukes assists in the management and operation of both the school and the shop. Her previous experience included 29 years with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation, working with disabled citizens. The Clock Store and School’s owner, Jonathan Schultz, hired her after she had retired, and they have together collaborated on incorporating accommodations for everyone who has an interest in the trade. They have additionally created a successful program offering training in a lucrative and hands-on career for those with disabilities. The school has worked with students in a range of disabilities, including autism, visual and learning impairments. Schultz started the school with the intent of training people he could hire, as there aren’t many people doing this anymore. The demand is great still, and more people are needed to work in this field. A quick glance around Schultz’s store is a literal tour of a clock shop, with clocks of all sizes, from hand wind-up clocks to larger grandfather clocks on display, many of them for sale, all of them, repaired by Schultz or one of their six clock repair employees. In addition to clocks, Schultz also does some repair work on music boxes. The Clock Store offers one-year warranties on clock repairs. For more information on The Clock Store, visit their website at www.theclockstore.org or educational programs at The Clock School at www.theclockschool.org. Both entities may be reached by calling (918) 520-9829.