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The Times gets a little sentimental today about Falt Watch Service and Repair, a very old shop in Grand Central Terminal that will soon be gone. "The clocks are tolling. They chime and ring. It is near the end of a work day at Falt Watch Service and Repair, a little nook of a place on the third floor of Grand Central Terminal, a space it has occupied for most of the last century. In the arc of that history, we find Tom Carroll, the owner, packing boxes: The business is closing at the end of the week." Metro-North will convert the shop's space to corporate offices. [NYT]