After years of service the old oil and dust in clocks dries into a paste. This grime grinds away the clock wheel pivots and gears which often causes damage to the pivot holes, pivots and gear teeth.

Restoring your antique clock saves it from wearing out prematurely, adds value and can fix old problems. It also prepares it for the next 10 years of good service. I now use synthetic oils for a longer run time.

Restorations include:

– Complete “strip down” overhaul

– Chemical cleaning and re-oiling

– Standard bushing work (worn holes)

– Regrinding of pallets and wheel pivots

– New hammer leather for a softer striking sound if needed

– New gut line for longcase clocks

– New mainsprings if needed – very large clock springs are extra eg bracket clock type

– Advice on case/dial restoration

– 1 year guarantee

Price Guide:

Most clocks will fall into these catagories:

(No VAT to pay)

Mantelpiece clock 1 winding hole
Wall clock 1 winding hole
Carriage clock 1 winding hole                    £180-220

Fusee type 1 winding hole                         £280     (Often wall hanging large round dial appearance)

Striking clock 2 winding holes                   £330-350

Carriage clock 2 winding holes                  £380-400

Vienna Regulator 2 winding holes            £375

German Ting Tang                                       £380

Longcase clock 30 hour or 8 day
Includes home setup                                   £500

English Bracket clock
2 winding holes                                            £550     (Fusee type)

Modern Quarter Chiming                           £440-600      (depending on type)

Antique Quarter Chiming                           £700-800     (Fusee type)

400 Day clock                                                £250

Obviously excessive wear, missing parts that need complete replacement, or severely neglected clocks can cost more.