Ever wonder who takes care of some of the historic clocks in Boston when it comes time to “spring forward,” or “fall back?” It’s this guy. David Hochstrasser.
David Hochstrasser is a clocksmith and he is responsible for manually changing the clocks that sit atop three of Boston’s most historic clocks: the Custom House Tower, Old South Meeting House and Old State House.
He is the owner of The Clock Shop in Hanover, MA and he’s been working on clocks for over 40 years. This is his story.
Fun Fact at the 1:45 minute mark: The Custom House Tower clock is the same size as Big Ben.