By Leah Weissman
Pilot staff writer
Every hour on the hour, the sound of dozens of cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks, anniversary clocks and a variety of wall clocks chime in unison at the Black Forest Clock Shop in Harbor.
After closing the store and moving to Medford three years ago, co-owners Kevin and Karen Webb reopened the clock and watch repair business March 4, and are happy to be Brookings-Harbor residents again.
andquot;We missed it so much here, we decided to come back,andquot; Karen said. andquot;We missed the weather, the small town and the people.andquot; According to Kevin, some things in the shop have changed, while other services have stayed the same.
andquot;We still repair all types of watches from pocket watches to Rolexes, and all types of clocks from cuckoo clocks to grandfather clocks,andquot; Kevin said. andquot;And we still offer house calls, too.andquot; Customers can also come in to install and buy batteries and purchase watchbands.
andquot;With minor repairs, we can fix thing while people wait,andquot; Kevin said.
A new addition to the store is a machine shop area in the back - where Kevin said he plans to design and build custom-ordered clocks from scratch.
andquot;For instance, I'm going to build a 7-foot-tall anniversary clock for a lady here soon,andquot; he said.
An anniversary clock is a symbol of a husband and wife's life and love together, and is wound once a year by the couple on the day of their wedding anniversary.
After reopening their store just a few weeks ago, new and old customers have already started filling the shop.
andquot;When we came back, a lot of people were so happy - and so were we,andquot; Kevin said.
Even while living in Medford, Kevin said he still visited Brookings on a monthly basis to do house calls for his loyal customers.
andquot;I never completely left - I always had my foot in the door,andquot; he said.
Black Forest Clock Shop is located at 15138 McVay Lane off Highway 101. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (541) 412-8804.