Since about 1975 collecting clocks has been
my undying passion.
It started with a discarded master clock built
by Telefonbau and Normalzeit (T&N) which
had been used by the German railways.
I purchased the clock at scrap-metal price,
and soon a fitting slave clock was found by
an employee of the same firm which ignited my
enthusiasm for these clocks and was the foundation
of my hobby.
Since then I have specialised in Ato clocks
with a magnetic pendulum system.
As these clocks were extensively built in France
in great quantities and styles, this field of
collection is almost unlimited.
Through my membership in the German Chronometric
Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chronometrie,
DGC) and the Antiquarian Horological Society
(AHS), I keep in contact with fellow collectors
which leads to extensive exchange of knowledge
within the Group of Friends of Electric Clocks,
a working group for experts and collectors of