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    Salutary Lesson in Clock Repair

    First of all, let me say this is not one of my finest moments.
    Mrs Hopak bought an art deco granite three piece clock when she was a student in the 80's on Preston market.
    It's been sitting, ticking away on our mantle ever since.
    To cut a long story short it started to lose time, then gain time then the hour hand kept coming loose and falling down to the 6 position.
    Then I volunteered to have a go at "mending it".
    This is the sad result ......



    I know there's some great watch repairers here, but are there any clock men I can maybe send the remains to to restore it to it's former glory?
    Or are replacement movements available?
    There are no maker's marks so I don't think it's anything special but it's got great sentimental value and I have to get myself back into Mrs H's good books.

    Suffice to say I won't be attempting any more repairs myself but any advice is most welcome.
    Thanks
    H
    Last edited by hopak; 3rd November 2019 at 13:18.

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    Hi Hopak,

    I have a guy local to me who would be happy to repair this clock movement for you. He's not expensive and does this as much as a hobby as for a few pounds.
    If you would like to send it to me I will pass it on to him.
    Brendan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webwatchmaker View Post
    Hi Hopak,

    I have a guy local to me who would be happy to repair this clock movement for you. He's not expensive and does this as much as a hobby as for a few pounds.
    If you would like to send it to me I will pass it on to him.
    Brendan.

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    Thank you Brendan.
    I'll post you the remains this week and hope your friend can do a Lazarus on them.
    H

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopak View Post
    Thank you Brendan.
    I'll post you the remains this week and hope your friend can do a Lazarus on them.
    H
    Pleasure !
    All contact details on my website:
    www.webwatchmaker.co.uk

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    Lol Reminds Me of when I thought Iíd take a Timex apart.How hard can it be I thought?(Yes You all know donít You?) I removed a couple of screws and it fell apart like a clowns car.

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    I thought I might as well put it together myself ! The 4th wheel needed to be rebushed but it's working now.


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    I am in absolute awe of anyone who can do this.
    It's like alchemy.
    Thank you, and from Mrs H too.
    H

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopak View Post
    I am in absolute awe of anyone who can do this.
    It's like alchemy.
    Thank you, and from Mrs H too.
    H
    A pleasure hopak. Each to their own trade I guess. I'm constantly in awe of anyone who can understand electronic circuits or manually land an Airbus !

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    Movement rebuilt by Brendan and now ticking away like new.
    Thank you
    H


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    A really nice clock. Love those hands.

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