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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.

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.

Michael Radi

Clock repair and clock parts questions.

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2016-12-01 Suspension spring:

Gina, a little History on your clock.  Diplomat Clock Company was one of the clock companies that spun off from from Emperor Clock Company in Baldwin County, Alabama. All have gone out of business with

2016-11-27 HM mantel clock won't chime:

gear off the back plate with set screws in it drives the chime train and the drum that turns to lift the hammers . not sure how you get 3 stuck up though? loosten the set screws and you can reprogram the

2016-11-22 HM mantel clock won't chime:

you may not be getting enough lift from the four arm star cam on the hand shaft in front of the front plate. it needs extra lift to unlock for the hour.    find  the V shaped arm that rides the cam with

2016-11-21 Verichron Westminster Chimes:

Hi Mark,     I'm attaching a photo of a mechanical clock. They are all the same but different.   There is a lever on the right that moves up and down. Up stops the clock from chiming.   Down allows the

2016-11-20 age, type and origin of clock:

Hi David.     The pendulum length is what regulates the time keeping of the clock  Sliding the pendulum up on the stick will make it go faster.   Lowering it on the stick will make it go slower.   Sometimes

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