Olde Time like so many antique businesses was formed out of a passion for ‘old clocks’. Paul Nunn has been an enthusiastic collector of antique clocks for over thirty years with a genuine love and fascination for antique horology and when friends began constantly pestering him to sell some of his collection he decided to comply with their wishes. He started ‘Olde Time’ in 1993, from small beginnings and rapidly expanded the company with his partner Tracy Wright. Very soon clients were finding their way to rural Norfolk from all over the country, drawn by the quality and variety of beautiful clocks on offer.
Olde Time soon began exhibiting at major antique fairs up and down the country and as the business grew Paul enlisted the services of a top clockmaker and cabinetmaker to help lighten the load of restoration work that was rapidly increasing. The company has evolved combining the talents of the most skilful, experienced and passionate specialists to produce a high profile antique clock and barometer business. ‘Olde Time’ are also members of both the AHS (Antiquarian Horological Society) and the B.H.I (British Horological Institute).
Olde Time’s extensive collection is beautifully displayed in a five hundred year old period farmhouse. Visitors may relax in the sixteenth century surroundings, to browse through a selection of antique clocks and barometers in a setting that makes it easier to visualise how each piece might look in a domestic setting. Alternatively, ‘Olde Time’s’ fascinating array of fine antique clocks and barometers can be viewed at major antique events throughout the country.
Olde Time carry a wide range of different styles: longcase clocks, bracket clocks, carriage clocks, wall clocks, French clocks, barometers and barographs as well as a few pieces of antique furniture.
Their clocks appeal both to the serious collector and those looking for an elegant clock with which to decorate their home. They carry an extensive range of antique clocks from classic 17th-century examples to the Art Deco period. They are always happy to send images of any clock or barometer which may be of interest to customers, either by e-mail or by post.