Classic Bakelite Smiths Wall Clock Restore

This was an ideal wanting clock to work on and restore. I want to say the shiny end is my work however the clock didn’t want laquering and got here to me in nearly excellent situation.

As with a variety of these clock the motor coil had given out. I can get them rewound with new copper for the purest however a far much better resolution is a contemporary synchronous cabled motion – its cheaper, extra dependable and doesnt change the core expertise of the clock. Significantly better than a quartz motion and in a position to deal with heavy fingers.

Its fairly a job to get the previous fingers on the brand new collets however I’ve but to search out one I cant do regardless of the seconds hand usually being behind the minute and the hour. The previous collets should be drilled out and remade and refitted however its well worth the effort to maintain the previous fingers and keep the look of those clocks.