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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

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.

Michael Radi

Clock repair and clock parts questions.

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2016-09-22 Battery size:

It could be an "N" battery. They are  30 X 12mm (1.18" x .47").   If that seems like the right size you can buy them at most grocery stores or  Let me know if this does not seem like the right

2016-09-20 Diplomat clock:

-The pendulum assembly begins at the top with a 1" two legged suspension spring pinned to a brass post sticking out of the back of the rear movement plate.      Next a silver(probably) suspension leader

2016-09-18 follow up:

Hi Doris,   You need to study the chime and striking part of the clock.   The striking rack isn't dropping into the snail properly so   it will strike 12 all the time.   I'm not sure what the problem could

2016-09-16 Steinway Grandfather clock:

Hi Doris, (That's my mom's name)    Of course a professional cleaning the clock is best....  Then check to see if there is a chime/silent switch that may be in the silent position.   And check to see if

2016-09-12 Clock Stops after Winding:

John, it sounds like there is some resistance from the power to the escapement.  It could be a number of other things:    If the hour hand isn't pushed on far enough, the minute hand bushing will bind

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