Steve Bauman, Manager

About Colonial Times

Colonial Times, founded in 1972, is located in the St. Jacobs Farmers Market area in beautiful Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. We sell through both our showroom and around the world through our website and catalogue orders. We are passionate about clocks and thank you for your interest in our company.

Colonial sells all types of clocks to match your decor and budget. From the large Grandfather clocks to small alarm clocks we carry the full line from the major brands such as Howard Miller, Hermle, Ergo, Rhythm, and Bulova. In the last few years have also added globes, accent furniture, lamps, and curio cabinets to our line. Colonial also offers a clock kit line for the do-it-yourselfers who take pride in assembling and finishing the case themselves. This is a great project for the retiree or the woodworking hobbyist. You not only save money but also have the pride of assembling it yourself. And for the woodworking enthusiast we also sell plans so any of the clocks in our kit clock line can be built from scratch. So whether you are looking to buy a finished clock or want to build it yourself, Colonial offers you a large selection to choose from. We are also your clock repair specialists and clock parts supplier.

Colonial has been in business for over 40 years and therefore has the knowledgeable staff you need to help you make the purchase that’s right for you. We recognize the fact that clocks become a family heirloom that are passed down from generation to generation and therefore we manufacture and retail only the highest quality time pieces. So whether you are looking for the perfect family heirloom or a timeless gift for a loved one you will find it at Colonial. We offer a free engraved nameplate on any purchase over $250.00 to commemorate your purchase. Shop our on-line store or if you are in the area drop by our showroom and let our staff help you with all your clock needs.

By purchasing a clock from Colonial you are making a purchase that will stay in the family for generations. Please feel free to contact us, our staff will be happy to answer any questions you have.



Colonial was founded in 1972 by Samuel M. Hall and was then incorporated in 1974. Located in Waterloo, ON. we are Canada's largest distributor of clocks in kit form for the do-it-yourself market, and also operate the largest clock showroom in Southern Ontario.

In May 1990, Pallas Import and Distribution Ltd. purchased the shares of Colonial Times from its founder, Samuel M. Hall. The shares were subsequently sold to a holding company related to Pallas Imports and The Clock Gallery - Neuview Corporation. In October 1993, all outstanding shares of Colonial Times were purchased by Philip Sheehan from Neuview Corporation.

In April 2008, Colonial was bought by their kit manufacturer, Chervin Woodworks and a private investor, Stephen Bauman. The company has operated in northern Waterloo since 1972. In August of 1996 it relocated to an expanded premise in the same general area. In May of 2010 it moved to its current location in the St. Jacobs Farmers Market area of Waterloo.   

Although there have been changes over the years, one thing remains the same, our dedication to you, our customer. Colonial offers you the best selection in finished clocks and clock kits. Let us be your one stop clock store.