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Clock repair and clock parts questions.

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I have been professionally repairing clocks for 17 years. I owned and ran a clock shop for 6 years and I am the owner of the clock parts supply company;


National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors


High school graduate, some college, graduate of Niles Bryant School of Piano Tuning and repair.

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I perform about 20 clock repairs per week.

What do you like about this subject?

I love mechanical things, always have. I started tuning and rebuilding pianos when I was 19 years old. I'm the guy who always has to find out what makes things tick.

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Recent Answers from Michael Radi

2016-09-27 Words on a Schmeckenbecher wall clock:

Hi Mary,   It's very common for clocks to be marked this way. Many clocks from many manufacturers all over the world put "Tempus Fugit" on the clock face. The translation from Latin to English is "Time

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

2016-07-24 Chiming Wall Clock:

West Germany existed from 1949 until October 1990. The face looks very modern so I'm guessing it was made closer to the 1990 year. There may be some information on the back of the movement that could help

2016-07-20 Ridgeway grandfather clock:

Repair prices vary greatly depending on the availability of clock repair people in your area. I charge about $150 for that repair, provided I don't need to drive far to pick up and deliver the movement

2016-07-20 Ridgeway grandfather clock:

Hi Dave  This is most likely not a user serviceable problem. The parts that keep the weight from sliding back down are inside the movement. Removing them fur repair and then putting them back in correctly


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