Antique Clock Restoration

Restoration is a very different art to servicing or repairing clocks as it demands a far more intimate knowledge of the techniques used in traditional horology, and a greater experience in the aesthetic and mechanical designs used throughout the history of clock making.

Our restorers at The Clock Work Shop 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.

The restoration, 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. Between us we are able to offer a fully comprehensive clock restoration service.

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Antique Clock Restoration

Restoration is a very different art to servicing or repairing clocks as it demands a far more intimate knowledge of the techniques used in traditional horology, and a greater experience in the aesthetic and mechanical designs used throughout the history of clock making.

Our restorers at The Clock Work Shop 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.

The restoration, 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. Between us we are able to offer a fully comprehensive clock restoration service.

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Antique Clock Restoration back of clock

When restoring a clock, it is dismantled and each individual part is carefully hand cleaned. Parts are handmade as necessary, and any repairs are carried out. All our work is done sympathetically and every attempt is made to preserve the original workings of the clock. The clock is then rebuilt, adjusted and fully tested before being returned to the customer. All replacement parts are made in our own workshops.

When restoring a clock, it is dismantled and each individual part is carefully hand cleaned. Parts are handmade as necessary, and any repairs are carried out. All our work is done sympathetically and every attempt is made to preserve the original workings of the clock. The clock is then rebuilt, adjusted and fully tested before being returned to the customer. All replacement parts are made in our own workshops.

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We will estimate the cost of any restoration or repair of a clock or barometer for free, and can advise on all aspects of clock care.

For complete assurance to our customers all restoration work is guaranteed for 2 years.

As well as clock repair & restoration, we undertake routine servicing of clock mechanisms to make sure that they continue to function well and preserve the life of the clock for years to come.

BEFORE

Peckover Clock Restoration Before

AFTER

Peckover Clock Restoration After

These two pictures show some of our capabilities, to the left is how the clock came into the workshop. Our customer had inherited this bracket clock from their late father who lived in Canada, they found a clockmaker over there who seemed to know what they were talking about to safely pack the clock and send it over to the UK. Unfortunately the clockmaker didn’t really know what he was doing and sent the clock all in one piece. During freight, the weight of the clock inside the case was thrown about (possibly in turbulance) and smashed itself free damaging not only the case, but the clock movement too.

To the right you can see the picture of how the clock was returned to our customer, needless to say they were very happy with our work.

BEFORE

Longcase-Restoration_Before

AFTER

Longcase-restoration_After

Another example of our capabilities, to the left is how the clock came into the workshop. The top had been cut off and the bottom sunk into a hole in the ground in order to fit the clock into the customers fathers home. Although many clockmakers would consider this beyond restoration, we certainly don’t, this is an extreemley fine clock that just needed a bit of tlc. We re-built the case and pagoda top restored the painting of the rocking ship, silvered the dial, re-blued the hands and overhauled the movement, making a few parts that were missing.

The picture to the right shows how the clock was returned to another very satisfied Clock Work Shop customer.

BEFORE

Peckover Clock Restoration Before

AFTER

Peckover Clock Restoration After

These two pictures show some of our capabilities, to the left is how the clock came into the workshop. Our customer had inherited this bracket clock from their late father who lived in Canada, they found a clockmaker over there who seemed to know what they were talking about to safely pack the clock and send it over to the UK. Unfortunately the clockmaker didn’t really know what he was doing and sent the clock all in one piece. During freight, the weight of the clock inside the case was thrown about (possibly in turbulance) and smashed itself free damaging not only the case, but the clock movement too.

To the right you can see the picture of how the clock was returned to our customer, needless to say they were very happy with our work.

BEFORE

Longcase-Restoration_Before

AFTER

Longcase-restoration_After

Another example of our capabilities, to the left is how the clock came into the workshop. The top had been cut off and the bottom sunk into a hole in the ground in order to fit the clock into the customers fathers home. Although many clockmakers would consider this beyond restoration, we certainly don’t, this is an extreemley fine clock that just needed a bit of tlc. We re-built the case and pagoda top restored the painting of the rocking ship, silvered the dial, re-blued the hands and overhauled the movement, making a few parts that were missing.

The picture to the right shows how the clock was returned to another very satisfied Clock Work Shop customer.

A collection and delivery or set-up service of your clock is available if required.

We happily collect and deliver clocks from all over the UK and abroad for servicing, repairs or restoration.  We have customers from all over Britain, Scotland, Wales and also abroad, so you are never too far away.

Click to download our guide to setting up and regulating Pendulum Clocks.

It is essential that a clock is ‘set up’ when put into operation after a move to a new position.

Guide for setting up pendulum clocks

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If you have any questions, or would like a clock repair or restoration estimate, please contact us.

Our Collection

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Long Case Clocks

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Bracket Clocks

Carriage Clocks

Carriage Clocks

wall-clocks

Wall Clocks

Mantel Clock

Mantel Clocks

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Barometers

barograph

Barographs

Antiques and jewellery

Antiques & Jewellery

Skilled Horologists

We are lucky to have a number of highly skilled artisans working at The Clock Work Shop, these individuals include specialist Horologists (Clockmakers), Dial painters, and furniture restorers who between them can offer a service second to none.

Repair

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.

Skilled Horologists

We are lucky to have a number of highly skilled artisans working at The Clock Work Shop, these individuals include specialist Horologists (Clockmakers), Dial painters, and furniture restorers who between them can offer a service second to none.

Repair

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.

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