If we “spend” time like we do money, why can’t we also borrow it, on credit, in just the same way? The Timekeep reveals the storybook world of a watchmaker with traditional time-honored habits. Valuing precision and craftsmanship, Mr. Ellicott is perfectly suited to run a long-established watch and clock shop.
Except what he sells is anything but conventional. What he offers is a credit of extra time to be used immediately. But it comes with a price -- one that hsi customers gladly agree to repay with little regard to the real cost at the end of their now-shortened lives. However, Mr. Ellicott is forced to question his own use of time when confronted by someone who might value it more. The Timekeeper reminds us that when it comes to spending time, everyone has a choice.