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
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 folly of Waltham Pocket watches this week. Made in America from the early twentieth century, their watches had intricate patterns engraved onto the plates. Truly, they are a pleasure to work on.
Just out of interest. The three watches date from: Number 5 million dates 1892. Next, number 21 million ( gold colour ) is from the end of 1917 and number 28 million is from 1934. Waltham made over 35 million pocket watches from their humble beginnings in 1850.. President Abraham Lincoln owned an 1863 model. Enjoy!
What a first full week as a proper full time clockmaker it’s been! I’m finally living my dream and it is lovely.. This Roamer watch was very dirty and grubby before the magic wand was passed over it… ( before and after pics) Thankyou so much for all your support smile emoticon enjoy!
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A modern Rotary watch receiving a new movement. The customer came in believing the watch was beyond repair. So, we stripped the watch down, checked for and repaired any damages before thoroughly cleaning the entire piece to bring back its ‘new’ look.
The customer was amazed with the result and is back to wearing the watch again on a daily basis.
One of our recent purchases, a 1920s Wyler Wristwatch. We were required to repair the Watch as it was not ticking. Replacing the mainspring did the trick, the watch is now ticking away in our shop.Have your own Faulty watch?
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A William Webster Bracket clock in for restoration. This clock features a highly engraved back plate. With double fusee movement and verge escapement and subsidiary dial depicting the phase of the moon and a date ring. The owners discovered this clock in a loft, and were preparing it for sale. William Webster was the apprentice of the eminent Thomas Tompion. At any rate, a beautiful piece by one of the most prominent clock makers in the country.
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This stunning 19th Century Long case Clock came in for full restoration including re bushing, cleaning and testing. In fact, this classic Long case clock which was a absolute pleasure to work on.
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The owners of this excellent french drum movement clock brought it in for a full service and clean as it was in need of repair. So, we fully stripped the clock down into its component parts, cleaning and checking in the process. Next, once we were happy the clock was looking spick and span the testing stage began.
Now everything is working as it should. Finally the restored movement is ready to go back in its case. The customers were very happy with the service.Have a timepiece you want restored? Contact us
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Next job on the bench, repairing a broken escapement… Step one, gather information and draw out how it should be! Then adjust Pallet to fit…
Next stage tomorrow, but for now, time for a cuppa!
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