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Kenneth J. Noesges, Sr.

Clockmaking runs in the family. Kenneth J. Noesges, Sr., the uncle of Thomas M. Noesges, Jr., [ME] began his career in clockmaking in 1944 after leaving the US Army.  Uncle Kenny worked at clockmaking for the next 65 years before retiring at 85. In 2005, I retired from my career as a business architect, to spend time with my real love – clocks. As the owner of Woodstock Clocks Company, and taking after my uncle Kenny, I acquired extensive repair and restoration experience on all American vintage and antique mantle, wall and grandfather clocks as well as most French, English and German clocks.  My repair experience covers Anniversary (400 Day Torsion Pendulum) clocks and balance-wheel-escapement clocks as well.

In addition to private customers, I have enjoyed a professional association with Old Clocks of Georgia located in Dupre’s Antique Mall in Marietta, GA, Jae Martin of Clock Gallery Inc in Duluth, GA and Bob Bartow of Clock Repair Service in Marietta, GA. These experiences created opportunities for advanced clock repair and tool making practices such as re-pivoting, wheel construction and custom bushing fabrication using lathes, mills and a variety of specialty horological tools.

I’m an active member of the National Association of Watch & Clock

Collectors, Inc. (NAWCC) and the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI).  Beginning in 2009, I served as Secretary for the NAWCC Atlanta Chapter 24 for over three years, and held the position of Georgia Coordinator for the Field Suitcase Workshop, an educational out-reach of the NAWCC for four years.   I’ve completed coursework with the NAWCC in Time & Strike Repair, Barreled Clocks with Rack & Snail Repair, Chiming Clock Repair, and Lathe Skills.  I continue my education daily through books, videos and instruction available through AWCI and the NAWCC.   In 2010, I incorporated the Atlanta School of Horology, Inc. (a not-for-profit Georgia corporation) and have taught clock repair on several levels.  I’ve lectured on Advanced Electronic Clock Diagnosis and Clock Setup at the NAWCC Atlanta Chapter 24 and the 2012
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NAWCC Regional Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  I currently serve as a member of the board of directors of NAWCC Atlanta Chapter 24.

As president of Woodstock Clocks Company Inc., I hold our clockmakers to strict practices in order to pass quality inspections in more than a dozen areas.  Our apprentices work only on Woodstock Clocks Company clocks being repaired for sale or on scrap parts until their repair skills reach a level suitable for customer clock work of the highest attainable quality.

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