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Third-generation clock man makes house calls

Prime Time Clock Repair owner Jack Laninga works in his Crown Point store. Not only does Laninga repair clocks in the shop, he makes house calls. (Photograph by Damian Rico/The Times.)

Prime Time Clock Repair owner Jack Laninga works in his Crown Point store. Not only does Laninga repair clocks in the shop, he makes house calls.
(Photograph by Damian Rico/The Times.)

It was noon on a Monday and the magical, musical sound of chimes filled the air as the man and woman brought in their German-made cuckoo clock to Prime Time Clock Repair.

“It doesn’t chime, and the weight doesn’t work,” they told shop proprietor Jack Laninga.

They were expecting to leave it for repair. In less than two minutes, Laninga, who calls himself a third-generation clock man, had it running and chiming. This repair was as simple as moving a button.
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