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Michael Radi

Clock repair and clock parts questions.

John Newman

As I am not a certified appraiser I do not give values of clocks over the Internet. There is very little published information on what I consider to be the value of "modern production clocks". However, 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. As clock case model label numbers are difficult to relate to the movements, it is helpful if you can give me the information usually found on the movements themselves. Modern clock movements usually have the information on the back plate of the movement. I have been a clockmaker for about 40 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 in Prattville, Alabama.

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

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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2017-03-28 Grandmother clocks:

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2017-03-14 Diplomat Clock Triple Chime Key Size:

Dee, you can Gooogle clock supply companies, such as Timesavers, Merritts, Mile High and Black Forest Imports to name a few.  Most of these companies have On-line catalogs. For instance, you can go to

2017-03-11 Diplomat Clock Triple Chime Key Size:

Dee, thanks for sending me the photos.  However I cannot quite tell the size/type of the key.  Does the key have an markings on it?  That might help.  The model number of the clock does not help me identify

2017-03-06 Re :Question of Model 3081:

Leonard, the question to me was concerning a GF clock made by Hentschel.  I did obtain any information about it.  I will try to contact the person with the question and see if they still need information

2017-02-25 Pallesgaard Grandmother clock:

Neilsen, if you have tried the things I suggested and looked at the steps of the instructions I copied you on, I would say that it is time to go to Level 3 and have an experienced clockmaker look at it

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