鰂魚涌小丑鐘缺乏零件唔郁 市民寫信俾日本Seiko求助

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(圖片:BENNY HO)

鰂魚涌康怡Aeon有一座運作接近30年的小丑鐘早年報時系統失效,但由於缺乏修理的零件,使報時系統停用至今。有居民日前自發寫信去日本Seiko社交網站,請求對方提供協助。

根據小丑鐘的招牌所示,鐘全名為「打瞌睡的小丑與不可思議的時鐘」,創作的概念是要展示時鐘當值的小丑在打瞌睡時所看見的夢幻世界–移動時間的小矮人。小丑鐘於1987年11月20日完工,由日本株式會社船廠計劃,上至設計、指導、音樂、制作等都由日本人負責。

 小丑鐘自吉之島建成後一直於商場為街坊服務。鐘的上方有一個衣着鮮豔的小丑,而下方則有一個方型的盒子,鐘面以羅馬數字標示,配搭一系列的花紋,很有一種古典的韻味。每小時該鐘會報時一次,播起一節約3分鐘的音樂。同時方形的鐘面會打開,沉睡的小丑亦會甦醒把玩着鐘內的零件。不過這個報時功能早於2008失效,只有鐘面的時間仍然運作。
有市民曾寫信到吉之島及AEON要求公司進行維修,AEON店長回覆指由於小丑鐘於日本購買,而該廠早已停止生產有關零件。店方亦多次尋找其他合適的修理公司,惟至今仍未找到合適零件和方法維修大鐘。早前康怡AEON進行裝修,有市民擔心小丑鐘會被淘汰,幸得店長盡力保留
有見及此,有市民於星期五(7月15日)於寫信予日本Seiko facebook專頁,指小丑鐘是鰂魚涌區居民的集體回憶,希望日本Seiko能夠提供協助。信的全文如下:

Dear Sir,

I am writing a letter to seek your help to repair a famous cuckoo style clock in Hong Kong.

My name is Benny Ho a local Hong Kong people. There is a JESCO (now called AEON) shop in Quarry Bay and it has a Joker cuckoo style clock. The clock was built since the JESCO shopping mall was opened in 1987. This clock is beautiful, funny and elegant.

The cuckoo style clock consists with two compartment. On the top, there is sleeping Joker, then he is sitting on a big rectangular shape clock. The Joker will wake up on hourly basis, then the clock face will be opened and showing some happy dwarfs playing with the gears inside the clock. The duration of this funny scene is about 3 minutes. Then the clock face will be closed and the Joker fall in sleep again. Children were fascinated to the operation and the tricks under the clock face.

However, the “cuckoo” function has been stopped since early 2000s. Now the clock is showing time only. No more music to play, no more happy dwarfs to see. The Joker is in deep sleep.

Many local resident wrote letters to JESCO and AEON shop manager to ask him to repair the clock. Sadly to know that, claimed by the manager, there was no spare parts available to conduct repair works in Hong Kong.

SEIKO, can you help us and AEON?

Clock information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygEh2mJHhwk
Clock location: http://www.aeonstores.com.hk/shop_info/detail?id=1&lang=en

Yours sincerely

BENNY HO

2 thoughts on “鰂魚涌小丑鐘缺乏零件唔郁 市民寫信俾日本Seiko求助”

  1. Tata says:

    The store former name should be “JUSCO”

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