Although Perfect Timing has grown to encompass a global presence, the mission at Perfect Timing is to continually give every watch and clock they service a personal touch. They repair all types of timepieces: from antique repeater pocket watches, classic Swiss mechanical wristwatches to contemporary solar or quartz wristwatches; from 1770s wooden geared clocks to the finest of tubular chime Grandfather Clocks
Sales of unique brands of quality watches sourced from many nations are a pleasure to discover. Momentum (Canadian), Storm London (England), Pierre Laurent (Swiss), Rodania (Belgian), and newest arrivals are Junkers and Zeppelin (from Germany) . The premier watch line is Reichart, Swiss made, a limited edition line of automatic watches, designed and trademarked by Master Watchmaker Rick Brownbill.
Canadian crafted Westminster Time clocks using German Hermle movements are the choice for heirloom clocks. An array of traditional Cuckoo Clocks from the Black Forest Germany continue to delight both young and old as the cuckoos call out the hours in the shop.
Owners Rick and Aime Brownbill both strongly believe that an educated consumer is their best customer. That’s why whenever a client purchases new, or picks up a serviced watch or clock, they always spend more time explaining its proper use, care, and even its history than they do writing out the invoice.
In 1973 Rick Brownbill started his Watchmaking career at G. A. Whitman Jewellers in his home town of North Bay, Ontario. He attended George Brown College in Toronto for three years, and received his Ontario Government Certified Watchmaker degree in 1976, graduating as only one of three across Canada who were able to successfully complete the standards of training. From 1977 until 1985 Rick was in partnership with Ray Burnett at R&R Watch & Clock Repairs, in North Bay. He then was offered the position of watchmaker at Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers of Barrie from 1985 until 1997. Rick, a member of the Ontario Watchmakers Association since 1976, is also a Certified Bulova Quartz Technician, having passed technical quartz examinations administered by the American Watchmakers Institute. He has been the choice of dozens of jewellers throughout the years who preferred to entrust their specialty watch repairs to him rather than using the impersonal trade repair factories.
Since moving to Orillia in 1998, Rick and his wife Aime, have won awards from the community and the local Chamber of Commerce for excellence in their business and social involvement. Most important to them, is the way people still come to their store just to say “thank you” for moving to Orillia.