Watch enthusiast Joseph P. Kuechle is a master in the art and science of timekeeping. Owner of Clockworks, Inc. in Warren, 8385 Old 13 Mile Road east of Van Dyke, Kuechle has a passion for timepieces and antiques.
A tool and die maker by trade, Kuechle, 76, is a self-taught master watch and clock maker. He started repairing clocks on the side when he was just 23 years old and even traveled the country teaching and repairing clocks. After retiring from General Motors 18 years ago, he and his wife, Maryann, opened Clockworks in Warren.
Kuechle now holds training classes and private lessons in his store. He enjoys mentoring young students and believes early exposure to clocks and watches helps catch the imagination of future collectors. If you need clock parts or help in restoration, call Clockworks Tuesday through Friday between 10 AM and 2 PM at 800-574-9421.