With no one left to run the shop, a St. Louis clockmaster calls it quits
Magnifiers help Robert Good, 66, to see the tiny parts to be fixed on a music box portion of a cuckoo clock under repair in his workshop at Clockmaster Inc. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. - Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

BRENTWOOD, Missouri — The Clockmaster here is running out of time. After more than three decades solving the puzzles of century-old clocks and five-figure watches, Robert Good is ready to retire, and there's no one ready to take over his store. So Good is telling customers that his shop is closing at the end of July. "I don't mean to be morbid," said Good, 66, "but I want to leave here without a toe tag." He'll be missed. There are other clock shops in the region, but not nearly as many as there used to be. And reinforcements are in short supply: His son doesn't want to stay in Missouri. No on...