Adjusting a clock for daylight saving time is easy. Putting them back, as was necessary this weekend, causes problems especially with antiques. Then the specialist must come in handy. “Many watches have to go ahead 23 hours.”
Few households still employ white-collar workers in our time. A fascinating lesson that we can learn from the Bossche clockmaker and restorer Frank van Nuus is that it is nevertheless always servants and servants who fail to set beautiful antique clocks back one hour.
The day after the start of winter time, it is a fixed scene for Van Nuus’ beautiful shop with 17th and 18th century clocks on the Zuid Willemsvaart in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. A usually large car drives in front of it. A gentleman with a precious old clock steps out. That gentleman says, “The help has done something wrong.”