Monday - Friday | 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday | 10:00am - 4:00pm
At the age of 14, Matt Fitch knew it was time to get a job: his parents had just told him that he’d probably want a car in a few years and he should start thinking now about how he was going to pay for it. So the boy found work in a neighborhood clock shop.
To Matt’s surprise, he discovered that he loved the challenge of fixing clocks. He kept the job all through high school, and all through college. By the time he was 24, he’d earned a Communications degree at Long Beach State and served a ten-year apprenticeship in the nearly-forgotten art and science of repairing antique clocks.
In 1997, Matt opened The Clock Man clock and repair shop in the quaintly historic section of old town Fullerton. It was a tiny place, only 400 square feet, but through it Matt proceeded to build a huge reputation as the go-to guy for the repair and maintenance of every kind of clock imaginable. Today, officials from San Diego County to Ventura County call Matt to fix historic street clocks in towns and universities; owners of shopping malls and public areas depend on him to maintain the sophisticated new timepieces in their showpiece clock towers.
Yet the calls Matt likes best come from regular folks whose antique clocks, from enormous grandfather clocks built in the 1700's to German cuckoo clocks to authentic Art Deco mantle clocks, have gone quiet or been quiet for decades. Matt has gotten used to their typical first response when he makes a house call to fix the clock: “But you’re so young!” He just laughs and goes to work restoring what he’s come to regard as the heartbeat of the home -- the steady tick-tock of a clock that’s kept time through generations. He’s often seen customers literally weep with joy at hearing once again the sound they knew so well as children in their grandparents’ house.
Today, The Clock Man has moved a few doors down from its original location. At 6,000 square feet, it’s huge by comparison, and has an inventory of about 800 clocks for sale. Over 50 grandfather clocks line the entrance to the shop, mantel clocks cover every available table top, wall clocks hang from each wall, even the ceiling. From antiques to new high-tech “animated” clocks, you will be delighted with what find inside The Clock Man. Brands of clocks and watches include some of the most exclusive in the world like Comitti of London, as well as some of the most affordable.
Clock repair is a major part of the store’s business. With a larger shop and more dedicated customers, we now have a staff of five to serve the community, each member bringing their own specific expertise to the business. All repairs are done on location which allows us to off the best prices and the most safety for your treasured time piece. With over 75 years of experience in our shop and the friendliest customer service around, why take your clock anywhere else? So call us, email us, or stop on by and see what a difference The Clock Man experience truly is!
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The view of our showroom from our service counter.
The outside of our shop! Parking is available right out front.
Right inside our door you will be surrounded by grandfather clocks and constant chimes!
Our friendly staff will greet you when you approach our service counter. Free estimates while you wait!
View our mantel clocks, wall clocks, and cuckoo clocks for sale. We have special deals every day!
A portion of our new and antique wall and clocks. Circular wall clocks are great for family rooms!
One part of our repair center and one of our clockmakers hard at work replacing bushings on a clock.
Grandfather clocks of every type and color on display in our showroom.
Another view of our repair center. We have five workstations for repair.
A disassembled morbier movement ready for reassembly. Se the lathe in the background.
Our antique wall and mantel clocks section. Vienna regulators, Seth Thomas mantels, and more!
We have a circle of grandfather clocks. This shows the inside of the circle. The outside is lined with clocks also.
You can get a great view of multiple grandfather clocks. This is the best way to compare various models.
Outside of the grandfather clock circle. To the right is the entry to our shop. Some of our bestsellers are right here!
Another view of our service center. A computer for customer use and special orders is here for your convenience.
The grandfather clock at left is an antique featuring a wooden housing for its mechanism.
A view of our Rhythm musical clocks wall. We stock more Rhythm Clocks than any other dealer in the state!
A sample of our growing selection of watches. Seiko, Bulova, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Bahama, and more!
Chelsea Ship's Clocks. We are an authorized retailer for America's oldest clock maker.
Chelsea Ship's Bell clocks and barometers on display. Great for ocean lovers.
Grandfather clocks being repaired on in our repair center. Specialized racks allow for accurate clock testing.
More grandfather clocks repaired on specialized racks. We pick up and deliver floor clocks to the home.
It may not look like much, but lathe and the right tools are required for good clock repair.
A repaired clock mechanism ready for winding, oiling, and testing.
A clock mechanism being assembled after repair. The last remaining gears are about to be inserted.
The clock from the previous picture completely disassembled and ready for reassembly.
Cuckoo clocks in the testing phase in our repair center. Testing takes at least 1 week.
Cuckoo clocks on display for sale. Both new and antique cuckoo clocks for the Black Forest in Germany.