Ship Clocks
Clock Lore

110 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME

Press Release

Alexander H. Phillips, Clockmaker Receives Editors' Choice Honor

DUBLIN, NH (May 10, 2007)-Alexander H. Phillips, Clockmaker today announced it was selected as an "Editors' Choice" in the 2007 Special Travel Issue of Yankee Magazine. Yankee's trusted endorsement will be recommended to nearly 2 million readers this spring, summer, and fall.

On sale now and available until October 31 where magazines are sold, Yankee's Special Travel Issue uncovers the destinations and activities that make the region a hot spot for spring escapes, summer fun, and fall getaways for New Englanders and visitors alike. The Editors' Choice recommendation singles out those establishments Yankee's editors feel no visitor should miss.

"Readers often point out that the recipients of the Editors' Choice endorsement represent the rustic, the refined, and everything in between, then ask what criteria we use to select them," said Mel Allen, editor of Yankee. "Whether it's a farmstand, a lobster shack with paper plates, or a restaurant that serves its meals on fine china, they all share a singular quality. These are places that travelers will remember, that locals love, and that promise visitors the opportunity to experience New England's unique character firsthand."

Alexander Phillips was smitten with clocks at age 10 and he has chased after time ever since. Following a long apprenticeship with clock makers in New York City (where he studied classical music), he came to Maine two decades ago, keeping alive an archaic profession of repairing and restoring clocks, watches, music boxes and barometers. Thanks to better technology and advances in shipping, customers from all over the world send their heirloom time pieces to Alexander's shop for repair and restoration. Whether you plan on visiting the shop in person or even if you are unable to include a visit on your trip itinerary, make sure you take a few minutes to learn more about this vanishing art by visiting the shop's website at www.clockmagic.com. Whether your trip to Bar Harbor is planned for the summer, fall, winter or spring, the Clock Shop is open year round. The Clockmaker can be found in his Shop Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Since Alexander does make house calls, his Saturday hours can be hit or miss. He is usually in the Shop from 10:00 a.m. until Noon on Saturdays (please call to confirm 207-288-3684) and closed on Sundays. Stepping through the door of his workshop at 110 Main Street, Bar Harbor is like taking a wrong turn in time; you could be in the 19th century. Even if you're not in the market for a mantel clock, grandfather clock, ship's bell or cuckoo clock, it's worth a detour to hear the persistent ticking of time and to meet the clockmaker and his constant companions - his dogs, Finn and Whiskey.

Alexander H. Phillips, Clockmaker will also be recommended on NewEngland.com, Yankee's travel Web site and companion to the magazine. NewEngland.com offers visitors the tools they need to plan their travels and the opportunity to learn more about the region as a whole and the places celebrated in Yankee.

At NewEngland.com visitors can listen to travel podcasts, view Web cams, send e-cards, consult additional travel stories, converse with and pose questions to other fans of the season in an online travelers' forum, and find the perfect attractions, restaurants, classic destinations, inns and lodging establishments, events, and shops in Yankee's comprehensive travelers' database.

For the first time visitors can also research destinations, then schedule flights, reserve rental cars, make reservations, and purchase tickets in one step online at NewEngland.com using Yankee's booking engine.