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100 Years of Timing the Skies
Posted On: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
In 2018, Hamilton will celebrate an important milestone in our history as we mark our first century of timing the skies.
Hamilton has a prestigious history of serving the flying community and has been providing essential cockpit tools to pilots and co-pilots since the early days of flight. Watches are essential in aviation. Everything is based on accurate timing. Even modern pilots need a watch as a reliable backup to their digital multi-instrument display.
"John Bouwman, operator of the Clockmaker on John Street, is said to be the person who came up with the idea and Mrs. Carol Wardle of Wardle Insurance offered a generous contribution and before you knew it – the clock was a done deal."
I went to this shop last week to get my antique wall clock fixed. It was bonging the wrong time. I received wonderful service from John and his associate. Not only was he able to fix my clock, he showed me how to reset it when it bongs the wrong time. Excellent shop and excellent service. I would not hesitate to bring my clock here. - Sarah Wiebe