April 10, 2010 Clocksmith by David Imrie

We live in a fast paced world where time is always ticking. Many of us are constantly racing against the clock but as CTV’s Davie Imrie reports tonight, there is a shop in Kitchener where time takes a pause to allow a master craftsman to fine tune some fine timepieces.

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Clockmaker tends sands of time

November 3, 2007 The Record by Michael Hammond

John Budimlic is expecting a number of phone calls this weekend as we turn our clocks back for the winter.
That’s because Budimlic does something not many people know how to do these days – he fixes clocks.
Already this week, the third-generation clock repair expert has heard stories of digital clocks adjusting to the time change a week early, which has caused many problems.
This year, most of Canada began extending daylight time by two weeks.
That means making the switch to daylight time a week earlier in March and returning to standard time a week later in early November.
Tomorrow, clocks should be set back an hour at 2 a.m.

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Clock repairers turn back the hands of time

November 3, 2005 Guelph Mercury by Alan Ferris

With clocks being turned back one hour this weekend, you might have some extra time to think about time.
Ivan Budimlic and Bob McDonald are two men who always have time on their hands and they say the twice-yearly ritual of changing clocks is no big problem – even if they have dozens of clocks in their shops.
“I’m working on a grandfather clock that is between 200 and 300 years old,” said Budimlic, a third-generation clockmaker who owns European Watch and Clock Repair at 124 Wyndham St. N. in Guelph. “You get very few clocks like this to work on in a lifetime.”

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