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Omega Pocket Watch Repair

A most splendid week! We had a customer from Panama! He was visiting family and wanted his Omega Pocket watch repairing.. Apprentice Jess is progressing well and Colin has been getting his teeth into complicated carriage clocks! Time for a nice cold beer outside a nice pub! Enjoy!

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Omega pocket watch exterior
omega pocket watch
new team member jess at overton clocks

New Team Member Starts!

new team member jess at overton clocks

What a busy week it’s been! We have a potential new member of the team…Apprentice Jess! She has done a splendid job on this HAC wall clock.. We have also been busy restoring some really nice timepieces including an ATMOS Clock, Verge Escapement triple fusee bracket clock and a Frodsham library clock. There is also a really early 18th century longcase clock with practice letters engraved onto the plates! Was this done by an early apprentice? We want to wish Jess all the best in her trial!!

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a pocket watch before being cleaned

1830 Gold Pocket Watch

Here is a short video of an 1830 gold pocket watch after it had received the Overton clock treatment!

in other news, we won a national contract with a very well known high street jeweller. Went to the brilliant Chesterfield Retail Awards as a finalist.

Also, continued growth means we can offer a chance for a clockmaking apprentice! The successful candidate will undertake a level 3 – 5 diploma in Horology. Organised by the BHI and finally have a chance of completing a Horology degree at Birmingham University!

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chronometer mechanism

1820s Ships Chronometer

Something really special this week, This is very early and very rare eight day marine Chronometer dating from around c1820.. It is believed that this Chronometer was one used in the sea trials used to win the longitude prize.. John Harrison finally won the prize in the mid 1800s.. This clock was in a really dirty state with a broken Detent on the detent escapement. We manufactured a new one. Along with a handmade bush on the centre arbor made from old brass to match the colour. It’s work like this that really makes this adventure worth it pictures of before and after…




the face of an Omega speed master

Omega Speedmaster Watch

This lovely Omega speedmaster watch is one of the many complicated watches we’ve been disembowelling this week. With its mechanical stop/start chronograph.. There was a moment when I daren’t sneeze! Well what a week so far!! Hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend!

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the internal mechanism of a clock

A Brass Carriage Clock

Shiny brass a plenty on the fabulous carriage clock! This modern reproduction has the desirable hour strike, half hour strike, repeat and alarm! Have a compare with a recent post I did showing an original 19th century clock and spot the differences. See more of our work here or purchase one of our clocks for sale here

the internal mechanism of a brass carriage clock
the internal mechanism of a brass carriage clock
internal mechanism of a clock

Chesterfield Retail Award 2016

chesterfield retail award logo

A massive Thank you to all the lovely people out there for nominating us for a Destination Chesterfield Retail Award! Also, It has just been announced that we are finalists for this prestigious award!

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Carriage Clock

Carriage Clock Cleaning

Completing what was a very grotty carriage clock with strike, repeat and alarm function was today’s main task. Before that was a Royal Mariner ships clock with the sequenced striking pattern for the different shifts.

Overall, it’s been a very technical day today here at the clock shop!

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a carriage clock
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the internal components of a carriage clock
the internal components of a carriage clock