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My father is one of a declining breed of watchmakers in New Zealand.

His home and workshop is situated about an hour’s drive from Nelson, near Lake Rotoiti – hidden amongst native flora and fauna on his own unique slice of quintessential kiwi paradise.

Rod Clark, Watchmaker, Nelson, NZ - the view from his house

Rod Clark, Watchmaker, Nelson, NZ – the view from his house.

I have just returned from a weekend there, doing all the classic father-son things and recharging my batteries, and I thought you might be interested to have a sneak peak into the world of this very interesting watchmaker.

My Dad’s workshop is brimming with the most intriguing mix of antiques, watches, clocks, and desirable trinkets – like these amazing antique rolex watches…

Antique Rolex Watches - Rod Clark, Watchmaker

Antique Rolex Watches.

Collection of silver badges…

Silver Badge Collection.

Silver Badge Collection – in Rod Clark’s workshop.

Pocket watches…

The inner workings of an antique pocket watch.

The inside/back of the pocket watch movement (verge escapement).

The back of the pocket watch movement (verge escapement).

And as for the view, well, you get the picture…

Breakfast with a view.

Breakfast with a view.

Rod Clark, Watchmaker, Nelson, NZ

– Benjamin

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