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 twenty years, he taught classes for both
the Warren Consolidated and the Van Dyke School systems; an activity now 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 recently received 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
Joe is currently President
of the Saginaw Valley Chapter #67 and is a member of the NAWCC Convention Committee.
Over the years, he has been 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.
Each year, Joe travels to
fifteen or more 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
Joe personally recruited over 100 NAWCC members, many of whom stayed on to become Chapter officers.
In January of 2000, Joe established
a store on Old Thirteen Mile Road in Warren, Michigan,
where he now teaches weekly 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.