Time Stood Still
The ex is one of the few who can spot a fake Rolex, and he worked on the prototype of the famous Hamilton Electric 500, the first battery-powered wristwatch. Here's where he learned his trade: Bowman Technical School, corner of Duke and Chestnut, Lancaster.
The stopped clock with the bent hands bothers him.
Above right, a Hamilton pocket watch -- his graduation gift -- is mounted inside a piece of driftwood. Among his many classmates in the post-WWII years was Mickey Sinopoli (below, left), Lancaster's premiere accordionist, who passed away a few years ago.
Above right, the observatory atop the former Bowman Technical School. What a wonderful, one of a kind building. More images below:
Built in 1912-13, the building's north wall rests on the foundation of the 1849 residence of Lancaster mayor Jacob Albright, according to John J. Bowman in "Lancaster's Part in the World's Watchmaking Industry."