Before any of my clocks are offered for sale this is what is done to each movement. The same is done for customers that would like their clock repaired.
- The movement is removed from the clock, disassembled and inspected for damage.
- If the clock has springs, they are removed, inspected, cleaned then lubed (springs will be replaced as necessary).
- All movement parts are then cleaned in an Ultrasonic cleaner to remove dirt, dried lubricant, etc.
- All “Pivots” are then polished. (Pivots are what the clock gears turn on. Think of them like an axle for a wheel).
- Next the movement is reassembled to test for worn bushings. Once worn bushings are identified the movement is again disassemble and worn bushings are replaced.
- The disassembled movement is put through a final cleaning in an ultrasonic cleaner.
- Once dried, the movement is reassembled, lubricated and inspected.
- The movement is then reinstalled in the clock, set in beat (an even tic-toc) and tested for a minimum of one week to ensure functionality.
All the above steps are important to ensure the clock will provide years of useful service.
Typical Charge for clock repair:
American Mantel or Shelf Clock (2 train… time and strike)
$90.00 to disassembly, ultrasonically clean, reassembled, lubricate and set the clock in beat.
(If bushings are needed they are $7.50 each. Any additional repair needed would need to be identified once the clock is disassembled and inspected and would be an additional charge.)
* Prices will vary for other clock movement types.. (for example: grandfather clocks, 3 train clocks, large wall regulators). These clocks are more difficult and repair cost would be higher.