Clock books added to the library

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

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Anniversary clock repair – a replacement suspension spring

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

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Horolovar guide and how to determine the correct suspension spring for a 400 day clock

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

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My Schatz W3 movement finally has a brand new custom built clock case

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

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Kundo 400 day oval anniversary clock – let’s get this thing working!

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!

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Kundo 400 day clock and why I love anniversary clocks – Part II

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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Crazy Clock Ads – anniversary clocks – you decide, sadly illiterate or cleverly deliberate

400 Dayz, Heirloom Aniversry Clocks Yoo may chooz clock 3 for ohnly 135$ or 2 for ohnly $185 or 3 for ohnly 235$ or all for jist 350$. Theze 400-day Clocs are in ecselent condishn and reecwire NOH electrisitee and thus NOH batreez, , jist wiinding wunts each year, for constant, dependable time-keeping, noh mater … More Crazy Clock Ads – anniversary clocks – you decide, sadly illiterate or cleverly deliberate

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Kundo 400 day clock and why I love anniversary clocks – Part I

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

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9 reasons why you should buy a mechanical clock

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

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