A rather special clock in this week for a full restoration. This is one of the finest from the 17th century. This one dating from around c1690 and made by the highly talented Claude Du Chesne of London. Featuring a double fusee verge escapement bracket clock movement. After being poorly repaired the clock had a few bushes that were not very clever. A full three days of work has it working correctly and looking amazing..! I’ve added some before pictures as well… Enjoy the shiny brass! 🤓
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:
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!
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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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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