IF you find an old clock with a scratch on its face, Les Lewis can tell you exactly what it means.
"If a man proposed to a woman, as soon as he left the room she'd scratch the diamond on the clock to see if it was real," he said.
Mr Lewis' knowledge of clocks was only matched by the dozens of other stallholders and their respective wares at the Golden City Collectors Association Antique Arms and Collectables Show on the weekend.
Antique guns, militaria, objects and artefacts decked out the Bendigo Major League Multisports complex.
Up to 1500 people passed through over the weekend to inspect and buy rare objects from across Australia.