Waterbury Ogee (OG) 30 hour weight driven clock and why they are so undervalued

Why are these clocks so cheap? Discounting the wild prices some seem to be asking on online for-sale sites, a good example can be had for almost nothing. Why? Allow me to explain. This 30 hour time and strike Waterbury Ogee clock was discovered at an antique store an hour’s drive away. The store has … More Waterbury Ogee (OG) 30 hour weight driven clock and why they are so undervalued

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So you want to fix a mechanical clock – Part II – advanced tools

For antique and vintage clock repair having a selection of quality tools is absolutely essential. As an avid enthusiast and a keen learner over the past 7 years, I have been steadily building my knowledge of clock repair and with it a selection of essential clock tools. Disclaimer. While not a trained horologist I have … More So you want to fix a mechanical clock – Part II – advanced tools

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Using a macro lens to photograph your clock

Clock collecting and repair allows me to combine my other hobby, photography with the world of horology. I have seen so many poor photos of clocks that I thought I would cover one small aspect of photography, macro photography. The following is a generalist approach to macro photography that is intended to allow the hobbyist … More Using a macro lens to photograph your clock

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E. N. Welch Whittier model parlor clock Part IV – final word

In a previous article I described some of the challenges I had with this E.N. Welch clock movement. The clock ran for about 48 hours and suddenly stopped. It seems that every time I think everything is going well, something else crops up.  I dis-assembled the movement (again) and installed three more bushings, one of … More E. N. Welch Whittier model parlor clock Part IV – final word

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