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Passing Time in Old Town Kensington

Okay. It's official. I'm now a "radio photographer." Collecting these pics was great fun. I stopped in a watch/clock shop in Old Town Kensington, MD. The watch repairman, Yakov (referred to as a "watchmaker" by his colleagues at the counter), was kind enough to let me peer over his shoulder while he worked. He even gave me a little advice for keeping better time on my own watch. In this day and age, when so much of our technology is built to be tossed when it quits - not repaired - I find it darned reassuring there's still a man like Yakov in the world, making the old new again.