Braintree Clock Repairs Is Going World – Why not?


Braintree Clock Restore by put up / mail.

More and more I’m being requested to do clocks from additional afield. Additional, frankly, than it’s economical to drive. Resulting from what seems to be an increasing status regionally I’ve now performed just a few jobs by put up. This has labored properly however I run it a sure approach to ensure all of it goes properly and good communication is maintained.

What to do if you need your clock repaired by put up / mail.

If you wish to ship me your clock its actually the perfect concept to ring me in addition to e mail me within the first occasion, so embody your telephone quantity in your e mail or textual content. Lengthy e mail exchanges will not be the way in which to go about diagnosing a mechanical fault, so a fast e mail in regards to the nature of the issue together with your telephone quantity and any footage you may present is the perfect begin to issues.

I’ve obtained excellent at assessing issues by way of a fast and mild interrogation (!) on the fundamentals and from thereon the dialog can shortly transfer to a reasonably correct estimate. Having stated this I usually find yourself having an prolonged clock-centric chat with my prospects on numerous clock associated points which I totally take pleasure in and sometimes be taught a factor or two. Contact me as described above on e mail at or on 07462269529

Learn how to ship the clock to me

If, after talking to me, its determined to put up the clock then pack the clock correctly with good supplies designed to do the job. Use bubble wrap, polystyrene worms / beads, or I’ve discovered that quite a lot of screwed up newspaper balls does a very good job in the event you pack them tightly. Pack no less than 4-6 inches round all of the clocks sides – if this implies utilizing a much bigger field that you simply first envisaged, then so bit it.

Whereas it prices extra to ship as a result of it is going to most clocks into the medium royal mail bundle worth band, its properly price it. If the clock arrives with structural harm throughout transit then estimates for work will no less than double. Smashed convex glass generally must be sought and acquired internationally as an example. Some, like Smiths deco period sq. convex glass (suppose high of cleaning soap bar form) is sort of inconceivable to pay money for with out shopping for a whole orignal and possibly working clock to butcher to spares. I’m solely pointing this out since you is likely to be shocked that fixing the surface of a clock may be dearer than fixing what goes on inside and the way uncommon the fixtures and fittings on it have grow to be. Your funding in good packaging is effective insurance coverage.

Ship the Clock To:

Justin Holt

Braintree Clock Repairs

59 Notley Street




How lengthy it’s prone to take to restore your clock

My turnaround varies. It s will depend on a number of components equivalent to elements availability and supply time, present workload, which is usually one to 2 weeks forward. Nevertheless its typically extra environment friendly to do a few of the smaller jobs sooner than they arrived in date order. For a tough clock with a number of issues – say a 1910 Ansonsia American Wall clock that “simply stops generally” its is usually a 3 or 4 week technique of testing faults that may take days to manifest on take a look at runs.

So actually there’s not supply timescale promise in any respect actually however what I’ll say is that I’ve by no means been chased on a job and have been complimented greater than as soon as with glorious turnaround time, so learn into that what you’ll!. I feel the very fact of the mater is that individuals form of know when a clock has one thing severely fallacious with it and are realisitic on how lengthy its going to take to repair. Their unstated estimate should match my very own!. It could be handy in the event you may put up the clock to me so it arrives on a Monday or Tuesday. These are my reserved tooling workshop days and I’m usually in to obtain deliveries though I’ve an area postal depot fairly shut the place I can decide up from comparatively simply if it’s essential to put up on days off throughout the week or suchlike

Particular concerns once you need your carriage clock repaired by put up

Carriage Clocks and Clocks with Platform Escapements are lengthy jobs and the elements are costly. Its on the increased finish of prices so count on a invoice of no much less that £240 for a primary service on a chiming clock.

If foremost spring on the clock wants changing add £80 to the £240 service.

If the platform escapement has worn out or is damaged its not price getting them mounted – it simply finally ends up being too costly in comparison with becoming an correct fashionable platform escapement that may be sourced for £100 or so. This will contain drilling new finding holes wich have to be die tapped and/or reshaping the chasis of the platform escapement with a cutter or grinder. Its a good quantity of labor.

If the cogs are gone it grow to be prohibitively costly to have them made. Basicly you want a laser chopping clock half making machine. These price about £250k for a great a kind of that may do watch elements as properly….. so that individual Braintree Clock Repairs service isn’t out there straight for the meantime (ehem!). Basically, I’ve to contract that aspect out but it surely actually doesn’t make it a lot simpler as you must know what to specify when it comes to dimensions – info you can not retrieve from a worn half. Its a lot simpler with Grandfather clock parts as an example, the place you may measure the place issues must be and specify to inside .1mm with out worrying. With carriage clocks the upper wheels and the platform escapement itself are actually nearer to a pocket watch – small fiddly un-measureable tolerances. I  don’t do watches because of this – you cant actually craft something your self.

All that stated, prices will not be prohibitive generally except the clock is a very nice one with a number of issues. A small Matthew Norman (not a chimer) is round £100 – £150 to service. As a mainstream fashionable clock its additionally a lot simpler to seek out after market elements that may match so even when the platform escapement wants changing this may be performed for between £150-250 relying on the mannequin and together with a service clear,

Insure your clock as a part of the transport price / possibility – its customary service on Royal Mail. I’ll insure it for a similar worth on return. I far favor Royal Mail to every other service – they are surely a lot simpler for me (thanks).

Properly going world was simple. Carried out!.