The Clock Maker at Gwathmey is owned and operated by Mark Pellmann, known by many in the Central Virginia area who have had one or more clocks repaired or restored by him since he began working as a Master Clockmaker in November of 1982.
Mark graduated from Bowman Technical School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1980 with diplomas in Watchmaking and Repair, Hand Engraving, and Clockmaking and Repair. In May of 1982, he earned the title of Certified Master Clockmaker (CMC) from the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). Qualifying as a CMC involves both written and practical exams, including the restoration of a Westminster chime clock and making a working escapement.
Mark is actively involved in several major horological institutions. He is a member of the Horological Association of Virginia and served as its president from 1997 to 1999. He is a member of The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute, the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, the Antiquarian Horological Association and Associate Member of the British Horological Institute.
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