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clock with a large face and curved case

Clock of the week – 19th Century Balloon Clock By Thwaites And Reed

A very impressive mid to late 19th century Balloon clock by the eminent clockmaker Thwaites and Reed. 
The proportions of this clock are just right for a clock of this size being exactly 70cm high (27.5″). The mahogany case is very well made with its flame panel to the front and boxwood inlay to the dial surround. Due the size and age of this clock there is some cracking to the top curve as is always the case with balloon clock of this type.
The 12″ well made cast brass dial is made of three pieces, being a lovely matted centre piece, a rear dial ring and a very good chapter ring with quarter markers and waxed numerals.
The double fusee movement is simply impressive! it is 23cm square (9″) and the plates at least a quarter of an inch thick. The fusee runs on a beautifully engineered chain and I have personally restored this movement to a very high standard so that I can give it a full three years guarantee. 
The movement is stamped T&R for THWAITES AND REED and the serial number is 15503.
This clock was a complete one off and as well as being a small fortune to have manufactured it was certainly made specifically for a large house. Indeed, I acquired the clock from a very impressive Victorian house in Whitchurch and it really did look amazing on a table in the reception hallway.

Tick Tock Thursday

Tick Tock Thursday

Tick Tock Thursday

Or Tuesday in this case…

Tick Tock Thursday

Ey up!! It’s tick tick Thursday! This week is the turn of Charlie Chaplin to teach you about the art of horology and customer service!! I’m not sure if I should be watching… 🤓 enjoy!

Tick Tock Thursday

Tick Tock Thursday

insidea pocket watch

Waltham Pocket Watches

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!

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cog-less pocket watch innards

Roamer Watch

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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Modern Rotary Watch

Modern Rotary Watch

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.

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1920s Wyler Wristwatch

1920s Wyler Wristwatch

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.

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William Webster Longcase Clock

William Webster Bracket Clock

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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19th Century Longcase Clock

19th Century Long Case Clock

19th Century Longcase Clock

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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Fully restored french drum movement

Fully Restored French Drum Movement

Fully restored french drum movement
French Drum Movement Clock

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.

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repairing a broken escapement

Repairing a Broken Escapement


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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