My grandfather repaired clocks as a hobby. I remember spending hours in his workshop just watching him tinker with his clocks. He repaired all sorts of timepieces from pocket watches to mantle clocks to the occasional long case clock.
His favorite timepieces to repair were cuckoo clocks. Their inner workings were complicated and delicate. He’d let me peek inside as he pointed out which mechanisms controlled the clock hands and which controlled the music that would play on the hour. Now that he’s passed away, I have those memories to hold on to and cherish.