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Daylight Saving A Busy Time For Local Clock Shop

DENVER (CBS4) – Overnight on Saturday is when clocks spring forward one hour for daylight saving time and it’s possibly the busiest time of the year for a local clock shop.

At All Time Clock Repair in Denver they were in the process of springing forward more than 100 antique clocks on Saturday.

“Yeah we wind them and advance them. It keeps us pretty busy,” said Horologist Steve Larson.

The clock shop has been keeping time for more than 35 years.

Larson said that now is one of the busiest times of the year.

(credit: CBS)

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Though it’s not as popular as its fall back counterpart, springing forward is actually easier to change on antique clocks.

“It’s important to let it stop and let it do its chiming or striking,” said Larson.

Precision is especially important when you are actually building a watch.

“You can get them out of sequence, or you can run into resistance where you do some damage,” said Larson.

While the process of springing forward may be time consuming, Larson said it’s all worth it and that the beauty of a grandfather clock can’t compare to any digital counterpart.

“People enjoy the sound of the clocks in their home,” said Larson.

Smoke detectors should also be checked this weekend and people should try to get to bed earlier to avoid driving drowsy.

Daylight saving time ends Nov. 2.


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