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Clock Repair Raleigh NC   |   The Horologist   |   919-717-5201
Golden gears from an old clock

Clock Repair

A clock overhaul consists of the total dismantling of the entire movement, inspection of every pivot and every bushing hole to determine the best the repair process. Sometimes with broken mainsprings there is damage to the wheel train on the pinions and pivots, all this is looked over with magnification. After all this, its time for the ultrasonic cleaning machine with the clock cleaning solution to be sure we get off all the old oil that has solidified and became…

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Antique Clock with bell on top on dark background

House Calls

We make house calls on grandfather clocks and clocks that are simply too hard to transport. Service calls are usually done within a 25 mile radius of Raleigh but if needed, we can make arrangements to travel outside this area. Just give us a call. If you are new to the area, welcome! We would be happy to come out and help you set up your clock or clocks in your new home. Service calls to work on grandfather clocks…

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Before and after photos of clock dial restoration

Antique Clock Dial Restoration

Antique Painted Clock Dial Restoration and Dial Re-silvering These antique clock dials were restored using 100% museum quality techniques so they won’t lose their value. It should be noted that each dial pictured was kept 100% original. Only exception is on the painted dial, the damaged portion (lower left corner) was reconstructed perfectly. Our average turn around time is 5-6 weeks for total antique clock dial restoration (not including shipping). When we return ship the dial(s) we insure 100% of…

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Old fashioned close up clock with the key

Clock Maintenance

To keep it simple, if your clock is less than 75 years old it needs service once every two years. 75 years or older 2-3 years depending on make/maker. Some movements must be disassembled for proper service. Here's why: Clock oil starts breaking down between 24-36 months depending on use. You wouldn't drive a car that long with dirty or little to no oil because you know where that will get you…… not very far. Also, call a professional to…

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