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Michael Radi

Clock repair and clock parts questions.

Kenneth Saunders

any mechanical clock question -no watches- no battery clock questions and no appraisals-ie: "how much is my clock worth?" type questions please! Attach a photo if possible and note all markings on the rear of the mechanism- thanks 40 years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner

John Newman

As much as I would like to offer values of clocks, I am not a certified appraiser and will not venture into giving an unresearched guess. There is very little published information on what I consider to be the value of "modern production clocks". Considerations are what the clock originally sold for, the condition of the case and movement, and particularly the area in which you live, the demand and the economy. ALSO, WATCHES ARE NOT MY FIELD. However, I can advise the clock owner on proper maintenance of a clock to keep it running, small corrections and adjustments and how to move a clock without damaging it. I can also advise on obtaining parts for clocks. It helps if you can send any information on the clock movement which is usually found on the back plate of the movement. I have been a clockmaker for about 35 years and was plant engineer in the mid 90's and later operations and engineering consultant at Emperor Clock Company in Fairhope, Alabama. I now have my own clock shop.

Marilyn Bellotti

This is for advice only. ~Most~ repairs need a professional. If I can help you with an adjustment that can set your clock back in order I will try. I can not write a chapter on clock repair. I will point you in the right direction and you will have to do your own research on how clocks work for more intense repairs. -No Watches -No Appraisals. Search ebay for past sales for that information.

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2017-01-11 runs to fast.:

Dick, I am not sure about the beat adjustment on your particular movement, but a lot of these have what is called a slip verge.  It could be that the verge was inadvertenly slipped when winding or bumping

2017-01-10 Emperor clock movement 301M:

Phil, you did not say how long it has been in the box.  If it has been in for a few years, there could be some problems.  Did you service the movement before you installed it? That would include removing

2017-01-08 Emperor 101 movement:

Bob, first let's look at the "number of chimes" problem.  I'm not sure what you mean by "twice on the quarter hour", etc.  You have a Westminster movement which means it plays 4 notes on the quarter, 8

2017-01-06 Replace Urgos Movement:

Urgos is still making clock movements. I suggest you contact Black Forest Imports and ask if the movements have changed. Urgos was bought by another company who changed some things making replacement more

2017-01-03 Linden 8205 31day wall clock:

John, I canno tell you much about the history of your clock, as there were many made without dates or dating codes on them.  The original Linden Clock Company was German and I am not sure if they are still

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