Erika and Bob Kuhn retire

Bob and Erika Kuhn of the Condobolin Swiss Watch Centre are retiring after 43 years.By Dominic Geiger

After 43 years serving the Condobolin community at Condobolin Swiss Watch Centre, Bob and Erika Kuhn have decided to call it a day.

Their son, Peter Kuhn, will be taking over the reins and continuing the business.

Bob and Erika said they wanted to thank all their customers who had supported them over the past 43 years.

“We first opened shop in Condobolin on the October long weekend of 1968,” Bob said.

“We were on the other side of the street to begin with, in the building beside the pizza shop, but we were burnt out in a fire in 1980.

“We then had to find another place so we purchased [the current shop] and we’ve been here ever since.”

Bob said far from leaving the industry altogether, he would continue to repair clocks from home and both he and Erika would help Peter with the running of the shop from time to time.

“Peter was an apprentice here, this is where he learned his trade, and he then went to Sydney to work at Seiko,” he said.

Bob said he couldn’t imagine having spent the past 43 years any other way.

“I am a watch maker; it is what I was trained in,” he said.“Erika and I wish Peter all the success for the future.”

The Condobolin Swiss Watch Centre will also be holding a ‘Genuine Pre Stocktale Sale” from June 20 to June 30 with 20-80% selected stock.

The Centre will close at 5:30pm on June 30 and reopen July 4 2011.

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