Robin is on hand to offer his expert advice and assistance with your clock enquiries. As a member of the British Horological Institute he has been repairing clocks since the 1960's and restores all types of mechanical antique clocks, modern clocks and barometers at competitive prices.
Our clock workshop is open on Tuesday's, Thursday's & Friday's from 11am till 4.30pm. But don't worry if you cannot get to us during our opening hours or the clock is too big for transport, just call us on 02392 662385 to arrange a home visit or collection and delivery service for larger clocks in the Portsmouth, Southsea, Porchester, Fareham & Gosport area.
Mechanical clock repairs
As part of the service the clock movement is fully dismantled, worn parts repaired/replaced where necessary and ultrasonically cleaned before being re assembled, regulated and tested. Any case work/restoration from a light polish to full lacquring is carried out where agreed, ready to house the movement once serviced.
Prices start from just £80.00 and come with a 12 month guarantee
Quartz clock repairs
We also offer a modern quartz clock (battery operated) repair service. We often replace the movement with timepiece only, pendulum movements, chiming movements and mains operated movements depending on requirements and rebush existing hands where possible.
Prices start from just £25.00 and come with a 12 month guarantee
It is important to remember the timekeeping ability of a mechanical clock can be affected by temperature, humidity, vibrations and even its position. So if your clock isn't functioning as it should, here are a few common faults to look for, which often arise after clocks run down or are moved.
- Check that all key holes have been fully wound in the clock and that it has an even steady tick as all mantle and wall clocks need to be resting on a level surface, so if its not pack it out accordingly to make it so.
- With pendulum clocks make sure you gently set the pendulum in motion if its run down and wait 30 seconds checking for an even tick.
- Desynchronization: When the time on the clock shown is different to the number of chimes. E.g. Clock shows 2 o'clock but chimes to indicate 5 o'clock. This is a common fault in chiming clocks when they run down, and although most of the modern clocks will correct desynchronization on their own within a few hours, for older clocks it's a different story.