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Antique Clock Repair
From our Store in midtown Manhattan in New York City, 1-800-4CLOCKS performs Antique Clock Repairs AND Watch Repair and Restoration Services, both for walk-in customers, as well as many customers who send their clocks and watches to us from around the world (see below for instructions). We will also do in-home or in-office service calls when necessary.
We repair ALL KINDS of wristwatches, from antique pocket watches to vintage to quartz watches. We are also able to work on almost any brand, including, as examples, Rolex, Breitling, Tiffany, Vacheron and Constantin, Patek Philippe, Omega, Movado, and Cartier. We can also handle most all pocket watch repairs, including as examples, Waltham, Elgin, and Hamilton. Cost of watch repair and/or service will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and, as with ALL OF OUR REPAIRS, we will not begin work until we receive your approval to begin any job. Any watches sent by mail must be sent fully insured, with no exceptions.
While most of our work is in antique grandfather clocks, antique wall clocks, and antique mantel clocks, as Authorized Dealers for Howard Miller Clocks, Seth Thomas Clock, Hermle Clocks, Movado Clocks, and Chelsea clock (among others) we will repair vintage models from these makers. We will also fix vintage clocks and vintage watches - including pocket watches - for most all higher-end to medium-end brands. Grandfather Clock repair and restoration remain one key specialty!
We have been repairing and restoring all types of mechanical clocks for more than 20 years. All clocks movements are dismantled and ultrasonically cleaned. At that time the mechanism is inspected for wear and other problems. If it is necessary (e.g. significant pivot hole wear), the clock will have bushings installed and pivots polished to correct the wear. Also, the mainsprings will be inspected and replaced if broken or rusted. The clock will then be tested for at least 7 days to make sure it is operating properly before being sent back to you.
We specialize in all types of American and European clocks, with the only exceptions being: 400 day or Anniversary Clocks, Cuckoo Clocks and Wood Works Clocks. A SPECIAL NOTE: One notable area in which we are particularly expert is in Antique Tower Clock Repairs (like Big Ben in London, and many old E. Howard and Seth Thomas Clock Towers) and the repair of Antique Street Clocks. We also install new Clock Towers and New Street Clocks (and perform service, maintenance and repair services as may be required). Despite this one area of specialty, we can and do repair or fix literally almost EVERY KIND of mechanical clock, especially antique.
If parts are not available, we can make them at an additional cost.
AS ALWAYS, Estimates are free (excluding cost of shipping clock, with insurance being a must). Once we receive the clock, we will inspect it and give a firm price on the repair and/or restoration. As a very general guideline, the following prices can be used if your clock needs the "usual" overhaul and cleaning. Any additional work will add to the price. Shipping is not included in the price.
- Pendulum clock - winds in one place - $150.00 plus shipping and insurance.
- Pendulum clock - winds in two places - $175.00 plus shipping and insurance.
- Pendulum clock - winds in three places - $225.00 plus shipping and insurance.
Clocks with platform escapement movements (using no pendulum and having no place for it) will generally add an additional $85 to the price of the work. These are generally found in small carriage clocks and some mantle clocks.
Please call before you ship your clock(s) or watch(es) to discuss the timepiece and its history. Again, all clocks and watches must be sent FULLY INSURED for your assessment of their market value. If you do not have any experience shipping clocks or watches, you may want to use a professional packing service as well.
If you have clocks in any condition that you do not want to keep, we would be interested in them. We can either purchase them outright, or deduct their value from another clock repair. We are also interested in purchasing old pocket watches and vintage wristwatches.
After calling for repair authorization -- tel. 1-800-4CLOCKS (800-425-6257) -- unless otherwise instructed, all clocks and watches should be shipped fully insured to:
Attention: Clock and Watch Repair Department
Grand Central Terminal
15 Vanderbilt Avenue, Suite 31D
New York, NY 10017
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