Repairing your clock includes these steps:
Case repair. If your case requires repair, we can provide that service, as well. We use repair techniques that preserve the original structure and finish of the clock whereever possible. For example, hide glue is used to reassemble broken pieces and shellac to restore finishes. All case work is quoted before work begins.
We hope you are better informed about why your clock needs service on a regular basis. You are still reading, so clearly the clock you own is important to you. But finances are always at play when it comes to things you own. Our prices are a little higher than what you might find, but the cost and the results are worthwhile.
Click on the price list button to the right to see what we typically charge for each class of clock. For grandfather clocks, this includes pick up and delivery of the mechanism. For this price, we completely disassemble and clean the movement, inspect it for damage, replace worn bearings (called bushings in the clock business), reassemble it, adjust and test the clock. If your clock is older, it's more likely to require special care and parts that may not even be available. So extra requirements we learn about once we are inside the movement and can see the damage usually cost extra.
We also charge extra for clocks that have 7 or 9 chime elements (such as Hershede 9-tube grandfathers). We charge more if the case requires repairs. If any parts are required, those, too would be extra. Bushings are not, however: those are included in the service.
To help you keep your clock in good condition so it will not require so many parts replacements over its lifetime, we recommend a service contract for your clock. If you're the kind of person who likes to make sure your clock is always in top running condition, click on the button to the right and read more about our service contracts.
Estimates are always free of cost.