Why come to this blog


Fully serviced E N Welch time and strike movement

Did you recently inherit your grandmother’s mantel clock? Did an interesting vintage or antique clock catch your eye at a flea market and you want to know more about it. Do you have a general interest in all things antique, especially old clocks? Perhaps this is the place for you.

This blog is intended for those who have an interest in antique and vintage mechanical clocks. If you are not afraid to get your hands dirty (literally and figuratively) and you relish the challenge of working on antique or vintage clock movements or want to make simple repairs to an old case/cabinet, you will find something of interest in this blog.

I typically write 7-9 articles per month, basically every 4 days, on everything from specific clock repairs, my experiences shopping for clocks, perspectives on the history of antique clocks and of course I profile my growing collection. I live in Canada so, the focus is on clocks made or sold in North America though if you browse my collection European clocks are also included.

I am a self taught horologist and over the last 9 years I have gained knowledge and experience working on a wide variety of old clocks. I might even have the answer you are looking for.

If you regularly use a lathe to cut gear teeth, re-pivot arbours, bush mainspring barrels on a weekly basis, fashion new parts or make advanced repairs on complicated movements and cases, this is probably not the place for you but you are welcome to read my regular articles browse my archive just the same.

My work area, 2019
Elements of a clock dial

Write to me about your clock question. Whether you are a novice clock collector or are a little deeper into horology, I will answer all emails although there are times in the year when I am traveling that there may be a slight delay responding to you. For those comments and questions that stump even me, I consult within my clock circle for the best possible answer.

Contact me at ronjoiner@gmail.com