Quartz clock – ringing
The mechanism of a Hermle pendulum quartz clock. It was probably manufactured in the second half of the 20th century. The quartz mechanism is powered by electrical energy - usually from a battery - hence the clock does not require winding. Time is kept by a quartz crystal which oscillates with a standardised frequency of 32.768 Hz.
Recording was made in the Museum of Recent History, Celje.
Part of their permanent exhibitions is the Tradesmen’s Street dedicated to Celje’s industrial workers, local industrial traditions, workers’ culture and the value of their work. This includes a watchmaker's shop, where the master watchmaker Božo Godnik holds occasional demonstrations.
The master watchmaker Božo Godnik (*1946) has been around watches since his childhood because his father was also a famous local watchmaker. He learned the trade in his father's shop where he was also first employed. Later he continued his career in the watchmaking department of Zlatarna Celje, where he specialised in the making of wall clocks, which were very popular in the 1970s and 80s.
Sound recordist: Dušan Oblak
Video Recordist: Barbara Grilc
Photographer: Veronika Štampfl