The business of time

Vahid Yazdanmehr sells many clocks and watches Photo:  Jason Payne/The Vancouver Sun

Vahid Yazdanmehr sells clocks and watches.
Photo: Jason Payne/The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
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Meet Vahid.
Vahid was born in Iran.
He came to Canada 30 years ago.
He sells and fixes clocks and watches.
His business is called It’s About Time.
It’s About Time is in Langley, B.C.

Business has changed.
Vahid says his business has changed.
He worried seven years ago.
Many people started to use
their iPhones to tell time.

But watches are popular again.
Young people are wearing watches,
says Vahid.
And they spend a lot of money
to buy good watches.
What is not popular now?
Pocket watches and grandfather clocks.

Vahid also makes clocks.
Vahid has built clocks for cities
in Canada and in the U.S.
It takes about eight to 10 weeks
to make a city clock.
Each city clock sells for $15,000 to $25,000.

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun

A pocket watch Photo:  kitchener.lord/CC FLICKR

A pocket watch
Photo: kitchener.lord/CC FLICKR

A grandfather clock Photo:  Bob Marquart/CC FLICKR

A grandfather clock
Photo: Bob Marquart/CC FLICKR

A city clock Photo:  davebloggs007/CC FLICKR

A city clock
Photo: davebloggs007/CC FLICKR

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