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Moving to a new larger shop

A big announcement, due to continued growth we are now in the process of moving to a new larger shop and workshop. Our new shop is on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield. It features two ground floor showrooms and a further two floors that will be dedicated to clock repair and restoration. There is free car parking outside and for those travelling a bit further and wanting a day out, Chatsworth House, Bakewell and the Peak District is just down the road. To allow a smooth and organised transition whilst moving, we will be operating a shorter day at the old shop while we transfer over.

If you want to come outside these hours we will be available but you will need to make an appointment. Our temporary opening times will be Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 2pm. We aim to be open in the new shop by the end of June. As you can see from the photos, painting has started and we are waiting for the external sign to arrive…Exciting times! 

An old shop. the shop we are moving to
Inside the shop we are moving to, grey walls and a small radiator with what appears to be a laminate floor

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Holiday / Closing for Easter

It’s “time” for a well earned holiday.. we will be shut for this week so that we can recharge our springs and oil the old bearings with a few beers! We will reopen after the Easter weekend.. in the meantime, here are a few pics of a lovely rare painted dial long case that has been painted by a company called Kempson and Felton. They only traded for three years from 1812 to 1815. These early dials are very rare with their depictions of the four corners of the known world. Enjoy! Catch up soon. 

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Show Room Show Case

Take a gander at our new show room, brilliant isn’t it? Thanks to Rob at Banister Publications we can show you via the magic of this 360 image. enjoy!

New Open hours to the public May 2018

We have decided to change the open hours we are available to the public, to allow us to concentrate on completing clock repairs. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We endeavour to help you in any way possible through this transition.

Our Open hours will be as follows (unless pre-arranged, by appointment only).

Monday CLOSED

Tuesday 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 9am – 5pm

Thursday 9am – 5pm

Friday 9 am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 3pm

Sunday – CLOSED

If you would like to collect or drop off an item, outside these hours, please contact us. On 01246 204978 to arrange an appointment.

There will be no one available to answer the phone calls and emails after the times shown each day. However messages will be dealt with as early as possible the next working day.

THIS IS NOW OUT OF DATE! FOR OUR CURRENT OPENING TIMES PLEASE SEE THE CONTACT PAGE BY CLICKING HERE ALTERNATIVELY CONTACT US BY PHONE OR ON FACEBOOK

Christmas Closing

Merry Christmas one an all!

Overton Clocks are now closed until Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Wishing you all a good Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Watch maker Wanted!

Due to continued growth, we now have a vacancy for an experienced watch maker / repairer to join our team. You will be an enthusiastic person with the drive. Ideally have the knowledge to repair any type of watch or pocket watch from the 18th century through the present day. Full on-going training will be provided. In order to ensure your skills are up to date and the rates of pay will reflect this.

If you feel that you would be our ideal candidate, then please contact directly and we will arrange an interview.

THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT US HERE OR ON FACEBOOK THANK YOU.

cogs and gears on a crescent shaped piece of brass or gold
pocket watch pieces
watch pieces
watch pieces
watch pieces
rectangular clock face
A TAG heuer link caliber s chronograph watch

TAG Hauer Calibre S set up instructions – simple to follow

TAG Hauer Calibre S watch

Alison has just finally set up a TAG watch, we have tried all manor of instructions, however, this is the best most comprehensive we have found. Thought I’d share it for anyone that may need it. Enjoy!

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A few new pictures for you

Just some pictures for our page… 🤓 enjoy!

back of a clock mechanism pictures
clock mechanism pictures
an ornate white clock face pictures
a small clock without its case pictures
cogs and levers in the back of a clock
Clock mechanism with a bell
lots of clock pieces

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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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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!

find out more about this award here. Or to keep up to date with all the goings on here at Overton Clocks find us on Facebook

17th century longcase

New Clock Maker Starting!

We now have a new clock maker starting at Overton Clocks! Before coming to us Colin worked in the jewellery industry. As a result, he has a lot of skills that are transferable to Clock work. We wish him well in his new career.


Here’s a bit about Colin:

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Colin Working hard

After studying jewellery design at the University of Derby, Colin worked as a commissioned jeweller. As a result Colin is a skilled craftsman working within the specialised business of Horology, a wonderful opportunity. Especially under the guidance of our master clock maker. Colin is looking forward to his future within Overton clocks!

a fireplace in a green room with leather seating

The New Sales Room

The sales room is now looking splendid in its 19th century style.. this beautiful Oyster Walnut striking long case dating from 1680! has just gone to its new owner.. Relax a while in this atmospheric room…

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Oyster Walnut striking long case body
an old clock face reading 11 oclock
a grandfather clock beside two wall mounted clocks in a green room
the face of a Oyster Walnut striking long case
shop interior

The Workshop Gets a Re-Arrange

The workshop has had a bit of a re-arrange this week. We’re getting ready for full time clock making at the end of the month. The weeks gone by quickly too!

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Workshop
The new layout for the shop
New Workbench in action

New Clock makers Bench!

A most excellent purchase today, an old clock makers bench. So, with a bit of jiggling around, should get it nicely in place

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clock makers bench
New Bench in action
a typewriter on a clock makers bench