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Out of time: Williamsburg Clocks has permanently closed

Williamsburg Clocks, a watch repair shop in James City County, has closed. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Unsplash)
Williamsburg Clocks, a watch repair shop in James City County, has closed. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Unsplash)

“The little shop with plenty of Time for you” is no more.

Williamsburg Clocks, the watch repair shop on 110 Peninsula St. has permanently closed, according to Google.

The business was founded in 1993 by Keith Clayton-Kastenholz and specialized in clock repair, music box repair and restoration.

The shop’s phone is no longer in service and an email to the shop went unanswered.

It’s unclear when or why the clock shop closed and the owners were not immediately available for comment.

As of last week, the shop has not filed closing paperwork, said Richard Bradshaw, James City County’s commissioner of revenue.

“I happen to know they are not there on Peninsula Street because I live across the street,” he said. “So I know they are no longer there.”

He mentioned in a published report the store’s owner had closed the shop and is no longer in town.

In the same section of that published report, Clayton-Kastenholz recommended customers to Robinson’s Antique Clocks in Carrollton for future business,

A representative of that business was not immediately available for comment either.

“But no paperwork has not been filed with us to close the business at this point,” Bradshaw added.

Bradshaw said Williamsburg Clocks actually renewed their business license this year.

“So Jan. 1, they were apparently still in business,” he said. “But that does not mean that they are still operational.”


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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