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Welcome to PD Currell Clock Repairs and Restoration.

I started in Horology over 13 years ago and in December 2012  turned the hobby into a business. I have a fully furnished workshop and am able to offer my services to the public and to the trade. I love to do the jobs that so-called “clockmakers” can’t do.

If you have a clock that needs repair, servicing or restoration you can contact me via the email address the_clockmaker@hotmail.co.uk or you can contact me by telephone on 07590 688549

If a clockmaker has ever told you in the past that your clock cannot be fixed then please bring it to me for a second opinion.  You have nothing to lose and I am 99.9% certain it can be repaired, if it is because it needs a part or parts this is not a problem, even if there are parts missing. I have had a few clocks through the workshop that have been written off by other “clockmakers” and I am happy to say they are all working again.

When a customer brings a clock to me for repair or service it is given an initial inspection. Any restoration work on the case or dial is discussed with the client. The mechanism is then removed from the case and put on a test stand to check for any immediate problems and is then completely stripped down to its individual components and cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaning tank. Repairs are carried out to put the clock back to as near to new condition as possible. If any new parts or major repairs are needed the customer is informed and asked if it is OK to proceed with the work. Once all repairs have been completed the clock is again cleaned ultrasonically, assembled and then lubricated in the correct manner using quality clock oils and greases. The clock is tested over a period of two weeks to ensure it is running correctly, striking/chiming in the correct manner and is keeping good time.

I do my best to give an accurate estimate but, on occasion, certain problems or faults will not be discovered until the clock is disassembled. All estimates given are plus parts.

Any parts that have to be replaced are returned to the customer with their clock.

All of my work is covered by a 12 month guarantee (as well as any parts) as long as the clock has been serviced by myself. There are no hidden costs and you will pay no more than has been agreed.

House calls can be arranged but I do charge £30 for this service (within a 10 mile radius). If you are unable to transport your clock to me then please contact me and I will be happy to sort something out for you.

Please note I no longer accept clocks through the post.

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I cover the whole of North Somerset and something can always be arranged if you have difficulty getting your clock to me.

If you have an old clock you no longer want for whatever reason please don’t put it into landfill. I am quite happy to collect any unwanted clocks which I can either restore if they warrant the time and expense or at least use them for parts. Any quartz clocks received I will pass on to a local charity shop.

If you have a clock, watch or related tools you wish to sell you can by all means contact me, even if it is not something I myself would be interested in buying I should be able to give you an idea of value. The easiest way to do this it to drop me an e-mail –     the_clockmaker@hotmail.co.uk

Try to get a few clear pictures as this always helps.

3 comments on “Home

  1. Andew Cole says:

    I just bought a New Haven “Harmoniste” mantel clock (circa 1920s I think) at an antique store in Montana, USA. The movement is very clean and it keeps time well but it is not chiming. It chimed in the store, so I fear that something went wrong during transit to my house. I am pretty handy but wanted to get smart before I attempted to diagnose and/or repair it myself. Your site has opened my eyes to the complexity of these things and while I am not sure I will attempt this myself I am grateful that I did not blunder in uninformed making matters worse. Thank you for your very helpful site.

  2. GKniest says:

    Dear sir,it was only until now that I found out about Patrick Knock’s death. I was one of his Dutch clients. I remember him as a remarkable man ,honest and kind.We feel sorry .We wish you all the best in setting forward his business..
    Kind regards G Kniest. (Gerard Kniest)

  3. PD Currell Clock Repairs and Restoration says:

    Hi Steve, a service on your clock which is due if its 15 years old is £295. I understand its a lot of money but on a Westminster chime it is quite labour intensive.
    Regards,
    Paul.

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