Xue wenquan, 76, has been learning to repair clocks for 60 years since 1954. He not only loves to collect clocks, but also is a master at repairing watches. Some high-end watch users in China have come to him for repairing watches. In recent years, retired xue wenquan has developed a wall clock with six functions, enriching his collection. On the afternoon of October 9, the reporter came to his home, xue wenquan has already put out his collection of clocks one by one. He has two bedrooms, each with a bed filled with watches and alarm clocks. "My collection is all mechanical watches." There are more than 1,400 mechanical watches on the bed, Mr. Xue said.
Mr. Xue says he can't afford to buy world class watches, so his watches are mostly old or faulty ones that he bought from some flea markets. He did not collect the watches to make money, but was mainly a hobby, and sometimes he would be very excited to get some old ones fixed. He had been dreaming about repairing a "howley time" watch. He finally got inspiration one night and got up to repair it. He was busy until 2am. He has also been approached by collectors who want to bid $700, 000 for all of his watches, but refused. "I'm not trying to make money, and until now I've been fixing watches for nothing but cost money.