Standing in an antique clock store in Prague, Howie Woiwod had a career a-ha moment. Fascinated by the gears and movements hidden in the antique clock he was shown, Howie found himself thinking about it for days. Back in Montreal, he followed the clues and took inspired action to step away from his music career and enroll in the only watch repair school in Canada, Ecole horlogerie, in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Meanwhile, his wife Julia Gellman – also a musician – had completed an Environmental studies degree at McGill in Montreal. When Howie finished the program, the couple set off for Vancouver where Howie began his watch repair career, The Dialed in Watchmaker, and Julia, works as a sustainability specialist.

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