Clock Brands We Repair:
Bailey, Banks, & Biddle
Birge and Fuller
E. Howard and Company
Le Coultre Atmos
Standard Electric time
We perform expert clock repair for the Deschutes County and Central Oregon area. We also perform case restoration and repair. We have over 75 years of experience in clock repair. We repair mantel clocks, wall clocks, floor clocks, both new and antique. Receive a free estimate when you bring your clock in for repair.
What We Do at The Clock Man
We are kind of clock geniuses. Below is a quick guide to clock repair and a generic example of a standard clock repair performed at our shop.
All mechanical clocks have an average life span of 20 to 25 years. This a bell curve average; there are mechanical clocks that have shorter life spans and some clocks have longer life spans. Mechanical clocks wear out because the clock is composed of moving parts that move all day, every day. Over time, the clock simply wears out, kind of like a car.
Your clock has something like this inside of it. It's called a Movement.
There are many pivots, bushings, gears, and springs inside of your clock.
That's where we come in!
We take your clock and disassemble it. It looks something like this:
This is where the real clock repair work really begins.
In many cases we drill out the bushings on your clock because they have become oval or misshapen. When this happens, a clock will no longer run. We replace the bad bushing with brand new, bronze bushings. We use bronze bushings because they are better than brass bushings.
Pivots rotate inside bushings. Over time, pivots become scratched and uneven. We polish pivots on a lathe so they are perfectly smooth again. This allows the clock to run smoothly again.
Sometimes gears are broken or teeth are missing. We then have to manufacture a new gear to fit your clock.
This step requires an intimate knowledge of each type of clock that only proper experience can provide. We have that type of experience and knowledge.
Oil and grease help to lubricate the bushings an pivots. This allows the clock to run smoothly, reduce wear, and elongate the life of your clock. The concept is similar to the oil in your car.
One week is a standard test because most clocks have an 8-day wind cycle. Clocks that require winding every day or even as little as once a month or once a year exist, but are less common. If your clock makes it through a whole wind cycle, then it is time for your clock to go back home!
We are lot like clock geniuses. We stand behind our work with a one or two year warranty on qualifying repairs. Receive a free estimate for clock repair in our shop today!
Clock Types We Repair
- American Clocks -Anniversary Clocks - Antique Clocks -Battery Operated Clocks - Chiming Clocks
- Cuckoo Clocks - Desk Clocks - English Clocks - European Clocks - Floor Clocks - French Clocks
- Fusee Clocks - German Clocks - Grandfather Clocks - Kitchen Clocks - Mantel Clocks
- Mechanical Clocks - Scottish Clocks - Ship's Clocks - Table Clocks - Wall Clocks