Daylight time started on the weekend and many of us were probably feeling extra tired Monday morning.
But thank your lucky stars you aren't Ron Graham.
The owner of The Clock Gallery has about 500 clocks in his 1,800-square-foot store at Lansdowne Mall in Richmond. Saturday afternoon, Graham and an assistant started resetting the time on about 250 clocks.
He changed grandfather clocks, wall clocks, and cuckoo clocks, new clocks, old clocks, even a few wristwatches.
It sounds like a daunting task, but after three decades in the clock business, Graham doesn't think it's that big a deal.
"Oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not at all," he said. "We start in the early afternoon and by six o'clock everything is done."
Besides, the spring changeover is much easier than the fall. "The spring is easy, it's just a matter of advancing the time forward," he said.
"Most clocks will easily allow you to advance the time forward. When you go back an hour, that's tough, because a lot of clocks will not let you go backwards. So you have to go (forward) 11 hours to reset the time. The fall takes more time."
Does he ever get confused by the switchover? "Not myself, but my ex-wife used to drive me crazy," he said. "Every year, she asked exactly the same question: 'Do I gain an hour, or do I lose an hour?'"
You might think that in the age of iPhones that a clock store might be struggling, but Graham said business is still very good.
"Everybody needs an alarm clock," he said. "People who want a status symbol will buy a grandfather clock."
His customer base also seems to be getting younger.
"It used to be just old people," he said. "(Now) it's people who want a nice showpiece, who have a very nice home. They'll buy a nice Swiss, German, English, French or Italian clock.
"A lot of the new Chinese immigrants with big beautiful homes will come in here and go crazy, putting clocks throughout the home. The first thing they ask is where's it made - if it was made in China, they don't even look at it."
He sells $5 alarm clocks and $10 wristwatches, but specializes in quality timepieces such as a century-old cuckoo clock that's $500. His most expensive item is a 200-year-old grandfather clock that was made in England. The price: $5,000.
"People ask 'Why would you buy a $5,000 grandfather clock when you can get a $10 wall clock?'" he said.
"Well, a $10 wall clock is cheap, plastic, made in China, loud, and in the garbage in three years. The grandfather clock will be your grandchildren's someday. It depends on what you want in life. If you want quality, you buy once."
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