Do You Fix Water Clocks?
Some clock repair specialists focus on different kinds of clocks outside the norm, such as water clocks, which are timepieces that measure time by the flow of liquid in or out. Considered one of the oldest time measuring instruments, second only to the sundial, this type of clock usually takes a steady hand, attention to detail and specialized knowledge of antique clocks.
How Should I Pack My Clock for Repair?
Many repair specialists ask that you ship your clock to them for repair, especially in remote locales. It’s important to take care when doing this, so check with the company to find out their procedures. When sending in your clock’s movement component, for example, be sure to take off the hands, remove any weights or pendulums and remove the screws that hold the movement. Pack it in bubble wrap, place in a box, then place in a larger box for the utmost in safe handling.
Do You Make House Calls?
There are some companies that will visit your home or business to fix your timepiece on site, whether that involves a grandfather clock, cuckoo clock, sundial or mantel clock. Ask if they have the parts you’ll need in stock, such as dials, springs, mechanisms, chime rods and chapter rings.