Antique and Vintage Clock Collecting & Repair

Collecting, repairing, restoring antique and vintage clocks and a little horological history

About Me

Bergeon Bushing Machine

Bergeon Bushing Machine


I live just outside Truro, Nova Scotia. My hobbies are clock collecting and repair, photography, furniture refinishing and light carpentry. Clock collecting and repair manages to combine all my interests. This blog focuses on horology which simply put, is the science and art of time.

Except where otherwise credited, all photos are mine and are reduced in size to protect copyright.

Horology allows me to meet many fascinating people as I travel across Canada and search for clocks to add to my growing and diverse collection. My wife and I combine our clock hunting forays with sightseeing and photography including some overnight stays, turning our little trips into fascinating adventures where we meet intriguing people and listen to their unique stories.

I have been a member of NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) since 2012.

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    1. Hi Richard and thanks for visiting my site. It looks like a very nice Muller clock and I am sure that it’s new owner will appreciate the time and effort you have put into the restoration. If you are looking for a price valuation of the clock may I suggest NAWCC where you can discuss everything about clocks though I am sure that you would have a similar organization in the UK.

      Ron

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      1. This is glenna Mullins I sent you a message. The clock I have is a floor model with a round face and has the Pendulum . The pendulum was working until we moved and it stopped. Can you tell me how to get it started again. I was told to get it swiging to give it a push and it would start moving from that!

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      2. Hi and thanks for your question. First of all I am assuming that it is a mechanical clock. It may be a simple matter of pushing the pendulum but more importantly, is the clock level and in beat. Read this article for information on how to set your clock in beat. Included is a definition of what it means to be “in-beat”. In addition, floor clocks should ideally be placed on a hard surface and away from appliances and doorways.
        Ron

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  1. Just by coincidence here I’m in you Blog.
    As any engineer I like mechanic clocks but I’m not a clock’s collector.
    Born in a small Portuguese city I was clock reparateur apprentice during two scholarships periods as a punitive action for the bad results.
    After that a graduation on electronics and forty years with Philips International on a very interesting carrier who took me to the most exquisite countries.
    Now at 77 yo and on pension I got a plastic box whit what was a Hermle 540-020.
    Have been 2 months of intense work but the PM motor already works after a modification and a new brush setup.
    So I’m doing clock re-engineering on electronics fashion as among’s hundreds of citations in Internet referring Hermle I could not get information about this fine piece of horology .
    After this sermon you know I was visiting your blog.
    For you and family have a Happy New Year

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    1. Hermle movement
      Instructions
      Thanks for coming to my blog. I am not a collector of electric clocks but I found two items on the Hermle 540-020 battery driven 1.5 volt(normal torch battery) clock that might be of interest to you.

      Ron

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  2. hello ron I have 2 clocks to sell as we are moveing both great shape an alberta grandfather and a no.1 reg. if interested email me or call 519 245 3872

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  3. Hello, I just saw your thread on the floating balance. I agree that the lower collet of the cylindrical spring needs to be adjusted lower on the brass tube. Of course that’safter making sure the upper collet is fully seated at its highest point. I just succesfully replaced the guide wire and the balance is now perfect. But that’s not the end of it. I discovered that the fork needed to be adusted too in order to work correctly. Now the whole clock is working fine.

    I also am an ameteur collector and repairer. I enjoy 400 day clocks mostly because many people get frustrated with them/ I have two keepers that I keep on display. I also like cuckoo clocks and recenty repapered the bellows of mine.

    You have an impressive collection, and I enjoyed looking through them. I’ve bookmarked your site and lookforward to any updates.

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    1. You are referring to my Dugena clock which I think has a Hermle movement. Yes the fork needs to be adjusted for the correct beat. I am going to take a second look at it. Its been bugging me for a while. Thanks for you insights.

      I now have 5 400 day clocks. The latest is a Kundo midget which has me tearing my hair out, otherwise I generally have good luck with them.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Ron

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