Whether you are working on your first clock movement or have repaired dozens, resources, I believe, are essential. There is only so much information gained from a YouTube video, antique clock information site or how-to instructional resources online. Sadly some information is just plain wrong. There comes a point in time when you simply must … More Clock books added to the library
Having trouble getting that newly acquired clock to run continually. It may be as simple as a clock that is out of beat. Here is a quick guide for setting the beat on your mechanical clock. This quick guide refers to a mechanical clock with a pendulum. 400-day clocks, clocks with a balance wheel or … More Beat setting – a super quick guide
What is an 8-day clock? The term refers to a clock with a mechanical movement or “works” that must be wound once per week with a key. However, it is not quite as simple as that; let me explain. Mechanical clocks come in many varieties and may have different run times. A 30-hour clock is … More An 8-day clock – what does that mean?
Let me begin by saying that some people have good luck with torsion clocks and while others loathe them. For such a simple device they provide misery for some and it is no wonder that clock repairers steer away from them. I seem to be one of the lucky ones. I gifted this clock to … More Anniversary clock repair – a replacement suspension spring
A couple of years ago my daughter gave me a Horolovar guide as a Christmas gift. Any horologist will agree that the Horolovar guide is indispensable when working with 400-day clocks. It is not a manual one opens up regularly but when working on 400-day or anniversary clocks, as they are often called, it is … More Horolovar guide and how to determine the correct suspension spring for a 400 day clock
What do you do when you find a movement without a case? Hope that one comes along? Make one? I discovered an Aug Schatz & Sohne W3 movement at a local antique store for under CAN$20. My wife said, “You should buy that, maybe you can make a case for it”. “Hmm”, I thought; that … More My Schatz W3 movement finally has a brand new custom built clock case
Some clock repair folks (horologists) love working on anniversary clocks and some just cannot seem to bond with them. I am in the former camp that finds them intriguing and interesting to work on. 90% of the time the only thing wrong with these clocks is a broken suspension spring I have 5 anniversary clocks … More Kundo 400 day oval anniversary clock – let’s get this thing working!
The clock is an instrument designed to keep and indicate time. It is one of the oldest human inventions. The clock has evolved through the ages from sundials in ancient times to early tower clocks of the 14th century and weight driven clocks and finally spring driven clocks from the 1840s to the 1970s. A … More What style of clock do I have?
I have never paid more that 30CDN for one but I see these clocks selling on EBay and other online for-sale sites at twice and three times what I typically pay This a is Part II of a two part series on repairing a 400 day clock. Part I can be found here. I have … More Kundo 400 day clock and why I love anniversary clocks – Part II
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Are you looking for an accurate clock? Well, do not ever buy a 400 day clock This is a two part series. The first part describes my most recent purchase, a 400 day Kundo anniversary clock. Part II involves the installation of the suspension spring, cleaning and testing/adjusting. Are you looking for an accurate clock? … More Kundo 400 day clock and why I love anniversary clocks – Part I
No! As a clock collector I have quite a few clocks in my home. Most are running daily. There are 34 clocks ticking away in my home as I write this blog article. I have accepted them as normal sounds in my home Some collectors have a dedicated clock room in their home but mine … More Doesn’t all that ticking drive you crazy?
The world is changing and sadly, we are living in an increasingly throw-away society. We are taught at an early age that not many things are meant to last and using a throw-away product “guarantees” that the new product will function much better, but does it? I read a news article recently that Norway plans … More 9 reasons why you should buy a mechanical clock
Sadly the number of antique shops in Nova Scotia is dwindling. We were antiquing in the city of Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) this past spring and one of the store owners remarked that there used to be dozens of antique shops in the city, now only a few remain. There are still a few antique … More Antiquing on a Sunday afternoon
My wife and I were at a little antique shop just outside Truro, Nova Scotia on a typical Sunday drive. I found a lovely Black Forest time-only shelf clock that was reasonably priced and bought it because it had a simple plate movement I was looking for. My wife on the other hand wandered through the … More The 400 day anniversary clock
What is a shelf clock? If you have a number of clocks as I do it can be quite confusing describing each specific type to the average person but it is really quite simple. Let me explain how you can identify the clock you might be looking at. The term shelf clock is a broad category but I believe it can be classified in … More The shelf clock – what is it, exactly?