Cecil Borntrager – Clockmaker

Cecil Borntrager
Sanford, North Carolina

Hello! My name is Cecil Borntrager. My last name is supposed to mean “water bearer”, not “clockmaker”. That’s OK since there isn’t much need for a water bearer these days.

Like so many in the area, I am retired military, having served our country for 20 years. After I retired from the Air Force, I decided to work for the City of Sanford. While working for the city, I picked up some pieces of wood with very interesting marks and grains in them. It was then that I got the idea of turning these beautiful pieces of wood into clocks.

In 2012, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Since being diagnosed, my clocks have proven to be quite therapeutic and enjoyable for me. I hope and pray that whoever buys my clocks will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed making them. Thank you, and may God bless each and every one of you.