Here is an example of how we document a clock repair and how we will do it for you!
This is a Seth Thomas Tambour clock that is 116 years old. Seth Thomas movement #89 – Strikes the hour and half hour. The dial is porcelain and in MINT shape (no cracks or damage). Hands of this clock as well as the mainsprings are blued and are in great shape for their age.
The clock came in not working due to bushing wear and residue build up on the pivots from old oil (see photo below).
Next we disassemble and clean the clock movement, piece by piece.
After each part is cleaned and rebushed, using the finest Swiss clock tools, then it’s time to reassemble and test the timing of the movement using 2012 technology.
Once the movement is tested and keeping proper (accurate) time, it’s returned to it’s case for one final set of tests.
If you look closely in the top right corner, you can see where a previous clock repairman worked on the clock and etched April 6,1920 into the brass plate. It was customary to do this before computers but now we document it all with photos and electronically!
This type of repair comes with a two year warranty.
Please give us a call and remember we are happy to perform this service free of charge on ANY clock we repair.
We are currently NOT accepting any mantel or wall clocks for repair. Grandfather clocks only (Mobile in home service for Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina only).
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