Urgos movements are often found in older, high-quality grandfather clocks such as Howard Miller, Ridgeway, and others. Although Urgos production stopped in the late 1990’s, many are still found in clocks manufactured before 2000, and are commonly found in clocks manufactured from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. Suppliers of similar movements claim that the movements […]
As of January 16, we are back answering emails, working in the shop, business as usual! Happy New Year!
Well, no machine will run indefinitely without maintenance. We generally ask customers to send their clocks this way every 3-4 years (after a full restoration) for maintenance oiling and inspection. Surprisingly few actually do. Folks seem surprised when the clock stops working after 10 years of neglect. Recently we had a customer send an […]
As of February 15, 2022, we will be implementing a price increase on many products such as batteries, synchronizers, winders, dials and parts. We have not adjusted pricing on these products in 10 years. Due to supplier increases resulting from well-known supply chain issues, this is unavoidable.
We want to apologize for the temporary outage late February 12 and early morning February 13, 2022. The site experienced an unexpected outage that was quickly rectified once it was discovered. Also, the pricing format issues have been resolved. If you are still seeing issues, try clearing your browsing data; that should get you the […]
As you probably know, many clocks have beautiful glass meant to protect the dial, keep dust out of the movement, and keep curious fingers away from pendulums. If your glass should be broken, it creates a great hazard to anyone that may come in contact with it; so please, safety first! Once you have meticulously […]
We now use a waitlist to manage customer project scheduling and do not wish for you to send your clock to us without first being on the waitlist and having the project scheduled. Please contact us for more information. More information on this can be found here. We are still at about an 8-9 month […]
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: As of January 2021, we are no longer accepting rush projects. As of January 2022, as a result of the Marshall Fire experience, we are now using a wait list to hold your lead time. Please contact us for more information. If you are a warranty customer, then we will of course honor any […]
We need to announce a price increase on some of our SWCC replacement parts. We have been hit with a huge increase by our suppliers. We are trying to spread this as best possible, but unfortunately some component prices will see an increase. Examples are the SWCC lugs, SWCC spring contacts, and nickel silver brush […]
Folks sometimes write us to ask about the risks of owning a clock with a luminous dial. We recently received an inquiry and decided to post the response here for general discussion. Many folks might not realize that early vintage clock dials were painted with radioluminescent paint, which is a mixture of fluorescent salts (these […]