Offering a range of services for clock repairs and refurbishments. Ben understands the sentimental value clocks have to his customers therefore extra care is taken through the use of high-quality products such as lubricants and ultrasonic cleaning technologies.
With decades of experience restoring and servicing clocks, he offers a personalised and friendly service. Each clock is expertly restored, from the ground up, every piece taken apart and individually cleaned and restored.
All clocks are fully dismantled and all parts are inspected for wear and damage, whether it be pivots, wheels, springs or plates. Once all visible faults are identified, the clocks are cleaned, reassembled and waterproofed. Each individual piece delicately cleaned and repaired when necessary. Sometimes Ben’s customers present him with an unfixable clock, he has been able to repair such enigmas often through the use of bespoke parts made specifically for that timepiece.
Traditional clockmakers made clock parts by hand, requiring intricate attention to detail and master craftsmanship. Examples of these complex clocks can be found in grandfather clocks manufactured in the 16th and 17th Century. It was only into the 19th century when clock parts were made in factories and then put together by clockmakers.
Clocks tend to be unique in regard to how they’ve weathered, what they’ve been used for and the actual mechanical construction of the timepiece itself. Therefore each clock restoration and repair is unique. Ben offers a free, no-obligation quote before starting work on your clock.