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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.

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.

Michael Radi

Clock repair and clock parts questions.

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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

2017-02-21 Montgomery/ ward Grandfather Clock:

Craig, I answered your question last night, but got a notice that it did not send.  So, I'll do it again:    First, the model numbers on clock cases, labels and owner's manuals very seldom indicate the

2017-02-19 Pallesgaard Grandmother clock:

Hi, Neilsen. To answer the question on the threading of the weight chain, the outside weight chains thread in this way:  GENERALLY, there is weight hook or eye on one end of the chain and a solid tab on

2017-02-18 New mechanism:

Hi, Thomas.  First, I want to make sure that by "grandfather clock" to which you refer is floor clock with a pendulum.  Some people refer to older clocks or certain types as grandfather clocks.  If yours

2017-02-15 cuckoo clocks:

Kevin, I have seen 30-hour cuckoos converted to 8-day.  There are many variations in the models that could make it a little difficult.  If it is a simple cuckoo, meaning without a music box or any animation

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