Joseph P. Kuechle, the owner/operator of The Clockworks,
Inc., began professionally repairing and restoring clocks and watches out of his home in 1971. His enthusiasm for horological
activities also includes teaching clock repair and restoration classes to children and adults. During the past thirty
years, he taught classes for the Warren Consolidated and the Van Dyke School systems as well as at area libraries; an activity
now largely transferred to his clock store. Joe has also gone to local elementary schools for hands-on lectures for
young students. He firmly believes that early exposure to clocks and watches helps catch the imagination of future collectors.
An active member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1972, Joe Kuechle
was honored to receive his Fellow Award. Because of his dedication to the NAWCC, his interest in preserving
clocks and watches, and his interest in horological education, he became Lifetime Member #179. Joe believes
that it is extremely important to share clock repair expertise and restoration knowledge with people who are interested in
the preservation of timepieces.
During his career, Joe has be highly
active in the horological community He served
6 years as a Director of the NAWCC as well as simulatiously
acting as President of the Saginaw Valley Chapter #67 for 10 years. Previous to this, he was active
in the Great Lakes Chapter #6 where he served as President, Vice President and Secretary. His service
to Chapter #6 also included such duties as Great Lakes Regional Chairman, Workshop Chairman, Exhibit Chairman and Mart Chairman.
year, Joe travels to Regionals where he teaches clock repair and restoration workshops geared towards educating the novice
collector. He is always willing to donate his time to Chapter activities and frequently volunteers to help
at various Regionals throughout the country.
Joe belongs to many Chapters nationwide and has received numerous Certificates of Appreciation
for his efforts. Such efforts include the coordination of the Chapter #6 clock restoration at Meadow Brook
Hall and the restoration of a Seth Thomas Sonora Chimes mantel clock at the Detroit Historical Museum. Joe personally recruited over 100 NAWCC members, many of whom stayed on
to become Chapter officers.
January of 2000, Joe established a store on Old Thirteen Mile Road in Warren, Michigan, where he now teaches classes and collects,
repairs, and restores clocks and watches.
If you wish to contact Joe Kuechle please send an e-mail
to email@example.com , come into the store, or call 1-800-574-9421.