At The Antique Clock Company, our ethos revolves around a deep-rooted commitment to excellence in every aspect of our work.

With a steadfast belief in our unparalleled expertise, we stand as leaders in the field of antiquarian horology. Our team comprises a range of specialists, each of whom excel in their respective niches within clockmaking, ensuring that every clock entrusted to us receives meticulous care and attention.

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Simon Allen
Director

Simon Allen, Director of the Antique Clock Company, brings a lifelong passion for horology and a wealth of expertise to the world of antique clocks. A proud freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a professionally trained Antiquarian Horologist, Simon specialised in the repair and restoration of antique clocks.

Simon’s journey into the world of horology began in childhood, fuelled by a natural curiosity for understanding how things work. This early fascination evolved into a career path when he began learning the basics of clock repair at home in Dorset. Simon’s dedication to his craft led him to seek the mentorship of Gerald E. Marsh, a revered figure in the industry.

Under Gerald’s tutelage, Simon honed his skills and became the first apprentice approved for the prestigious George Daniels Educational Trust Scheme. Specialising in good quality English, French and Swiss antique clocks, Simon has undergone extensive training in all aspects of horology. His commitment to excellence ensures that each clock entrusted to The Antique Clock Company receives the utmost care and attention to detail.

Simon’s journey is a testament to the invaluable guidance and support he received along the way, shaping him into the accomplished Antiquarian Horologist he is today. As Director of the Antique Clock Company, Simon remains dedicated to upholding the company’s esteemed reputation for sales, repairs and restorations of antique clocks with collectors and enthusiasts the world over.

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Ben Ledbury
Workshop Manager

Ben Ledbury, Workshop Manager at The Antique Clock Company, embarked on his journey into the world of horology through a chance encounter with Director Simon Allen. Intrigued by the intricate mechanisms of antique clocks and fuelled by a lifelong fascination of mechanics, Ben transitioned seamlessly from his background in automobile restoration to the art of clockmaking.

Joining The Antique Clock Company as an apprentice, Ben immersed himself in the intricacies of horology, quickly developing a genuine passion for his newfound career path. Having completed his apprenticeship, Ben has honed his craft to become an exceptionally skilled and experienced horologist, specialising in the repair and restoration of antique clocks.

In his role of Workshop Manager, Ben oversees the seamless operation of the workshop, ensuring that each clock receives the meticulous attention to detail it deserves. His responsibilities extend to liaising with our team of specialists, including horologists, dial-painters, case-makers, and guilders, to ensure that every aspect of your clock’s restoration is handled by the appropriate experts.

With a commitment to excellence and a deep-seated passion for preserving antique clocks, Ben plays an integral role in upholding the esteemed reputation of The Antique Clock Company.

Collaborative approach

Recognising the collaborative nature of clockmaking throughout history, we embrace the tradition of different skill sets converging. Our team encompasses a wide array of talents and includes over 10 horologists, a world renowned dial-painter, clock case makers, gilders, and glass specialists. We can therefore ensure that every aspect of your clock’s restoration is handled by the appropriate experts.

When you entrust your clock to us, you can rest assured that it will be handled by professionals who not only understand the intricacies of their craft, but are also deeply passionate and dedicated to preserving the legacy, beauty, and functionality of each clock.

All of our work is executed with the utmost precision and care, so you can trust that your clock is in the safest of hands with The Antique Clock Company.

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Longcase Clocks

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Bracket & Table Clocks

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Carriage Clocks

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Wall Clocks

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Mantel Clocks

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Barometers

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Barographs

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Antiques & Jewellery

Repair Specialists

The repair and servicing of antique clocks require specialist skills that have been developed over many generations. Traditionally these skills are passed on from Master to Apprentice and we now have our own team of artisans specialising in various different areas of horology.

Restoration

Our restorers at The Antique Clock Company are highly trained specialists in antiquarian horology. Understanding the original style and appearance of a clock in order to accurately bring it back to its former glory.

Repair Specialists

The repair and servicing of antique clocks require specialist skills that have been developed over many generations. Traditionally these skills are passed on from Master to Apprentice and we now have our own team of artisans specialising in various different areas of horology.

Restoration

Our restorers at The Antique Clock Company are highly trained specialists in antiquarian horology. Understanding the original style and appearance of a clock in order to accurately bring it back to its former glory.