Time-Restored, inc. welcomed to Elgin

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Time-Restored, Inc. welcomed to Elgin


By Shalee Hanson


Just because the streets are closed in downtown Elgin doesn’t mean the businesses are too.  In fact, a new business is gearing up for a grand opening once the downtown district of Elgin is finished.
Jeff Marcks and his family moved to the area from Waterloo. 
“Well, I bought an antique watch for $10, fixed it up and sold it on Ebay for $350.  I was hooked.”  His passion for watches tore him away from his career as an athletic trainer at Wartburg.
“It just started as an in-home business in Waterloo,” Marcks said. 
But that in-home business is starting to take flight. 
“Almost half of my business is international.”
With sites like EBay, Marcks is able to acquire clients from all around the world.  International clients or not, Marcks is excited to share his talents with the local community in Northeast Iowa.
Marcks graduated from the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors School of Horology in 2005.
Though he specializes in watches, Marcks has local partners that can repair clocks as well.  He has created various specialty logo watches and is currently working on a logo watch for North Fayette Valley where his first grader is attending school. 
“Anyone can request specialty logo watches; the only requirement is the order needs a minimum of six watches,” Marcks explained.

More information about the grand opening will be published as the street work gets finished in Elgin.  To get more information about Time-Restored, visit his website at www.time-restored.com or stop into his shop at 220 Center Street in Elgin, right next to Torkelson Motors.

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