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John Bouwman, the Clockmaker

John Bouwman, the Clockmaker

About John

The downtown Burlington Clockmaker shop was established in 1972. The current owner, John Bouwman, has just as many years of experience in the clock and watch industry. John served his apprenticeship in Ontario, and then completed his examinations with the Ontario Watchmakers Association. This professional watchmaker designation gave him Membership to the United States and United Kingdom’s professional associations.

Continually seeking to upgrade his skills, John regularly attends training seminars in Europe and the US. He also mentors watch and clockmakers who are new to the industry and looking for training via distant learning education.

John is also a member in good standing with the top industry associations including:

The British Horological Institute, for over 20 years.
The British Horological Institute, for over 20 years.
The Canadian Jewelers Association
The Canadian Jewelers Association.
The National Association of Clock & Watch Collectors, for over 24 years
The National Association of Clock & Watch Collectors, for over 24 years.
John and his wife Margaret live in the Burlington area, and enjoy travel to Europe.

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New, vintage and antique clocks.
We sell and service them all.

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watches family heirlooms modern timepieces

Sales and service of antique and modern quartz movement watches is our specialty.

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Customer Testimonial

I have had nothing but exceptional service from John. He has been trusted with repairing and restoring several watches and clocks that are treasured by my family.  My husband is a vintage watch collector and trusts only John to repair his timepieces. He has sent several other collectors to John with positive feedback.  In summary I would highly recommend John for your clock and watch repair. He is friendly and genuine.  He is very talented at his trade. You will get an honest and respectful opinion from a man with passion for his work.

- Danielle McHardy