Robin sauerbrey sounds a bit desperate. Yes, of course he knows that the clock at the post office building in the hindenburgstrabe is wrong. And it’s been wrong for quite some time now. The co-owner of the property was also very keen to put the golden hands in the correct position – but that’s not so easy.
Several attempts have already been made by robin sauerbrey. But: "the clock is very hard to set, and i haven’t found anyone yet, who knows how it works." In the past, the employees of the post office were responsible for these issues. But in the meantime there are no more of them. "I have therefore some time ago hired an electronics company to take care of the clock", tells robin sauerbrey. "Unfortunately, they have also paralyzed the last cables, so that the clock now no longer works at all." I.E.: it is of no use to remember, for example, that the clock goes forward or backward a certain number of hours – because already the next day this theory can no longer be correct, because the hands have stopped working completely in the meantime.
All this is annoying, and so is robin sauerbrey. But he also emphasizes that the clock is still the least of the problems with the post office building: "it’s at the bottom of a very long to-do list!" Sauerbrey is alluding to the still unanswered question of how the building and the entire post office area could be used in the future. Various options are being discussed: from a shopping center in combination with the neighboring kaufhof department store to a connection to the (currently vacant) schlick building in steinweg.
But let’s get back to the clock at the post office: together with the one at the town hall and the one at the spitaltor, it was one of the three most striking clocks of its kind in coburg’s city center. Every day, numerous people look up to them – and in the case of the clock at the post office, they are unfortunately also confused in the future.