Mark Beever, DVM, had some exposure to old clocks at a young age, as his grandfather and mother kept many of them through their homes. An early interest in woodworking led to his building of several clock cases. His curiosity about mechanical things and a later appreciation of antiques all combined to develop a strong interest in horology. While seeking help with a problem clock, he was introduced to the folks in Maine's Chapter 89 of the NAWCC. After joining the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors in 1999, he began taking classes and attending workshops to learn proper repair techniques. After a 35 year career as a veterinarian, he is pleased to have started his repair shop, and enjoys helping other people to appreciate their own clocks and watches.
With the goal of preservation of antiques while maintaining timepieces in working condition, he strives to follow the Standards and Practices for Clockmakers established by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute.
Mark is the caretaker of the 120-year-old Cornish (Maine) Town Clock, which resides at the old Odd Fellows Hall in the village. After restoring the function of the unique mechanism that strikes the large bell, some neighbors were disturbed, so he invented a night shut-off device. If all is working properly, the Town Clock strikes the hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. He serves on the Tower Clock Committee for Chapter 89, which maintains pictures and historical data on all of the old mechanical and public tower clocks in Maine.