We get asked this question rather frequently. Recently, we posted this answer to a customer in an email, so I thought we’d share it here. It is tough to recommend anything without knowing the condition of the movement. Here are some general thoughts. With SWCC Style F movements, cleaning annually is not recommended or needed. […]
Folks, let’s stop the soldering!
This is a plea to our fellow clock repair and clockmaker friends. Please stop soldering mechanical horological parts! We have seen our share of disastrous and unsightly solder globs, burnt and warped parts, corrosion and rust related to the flux used in soldering. And what’s worse: most solder joints performed on clocks don’t hold worth […]
SWCC Bushing Tips
Sometimes well meaning clock repair folks attempt to repair their own SWCC movements, and the results can be difficulty and damage. To avoid issues, here are some observations on rebushing SWCC plates, where misalignment can lead to major trouble. It is disappointing to see movements defaced with huge reamers which leave ugly and deep burrs […]
Our New Thor and Hercules Frequency Converters
AVAILABLE NOW! Our new Thor AND Hercules frequency converters! Thor replaces the original Model 1935-60W with more power at a more affordable price! And, Hercules sets the new bar, at 200 watts (240 watts intermittent)! If you would like to learn more or to order Thor, please click Thor. For Hercules, click Hercules. You can […]
Alkaline D batteries: Product Update
Over the years, we periodically test and investigate alkaline D batteries for capacity and series resistance. That’s because they form the heart of many of our renewable No. 6 products. Thus, our products will work better when powered by the best battery technology available. And this translates into longer run time for our customers’ clocks, which […]
10 Year Anniversary of the Model 1900S
On April 3 of this year, we celebrated the 10 Year Anniversary of the Model 1900S! Our first Model 1900S was sold on Ebay April 3, 2007. Since then, we have supplied thousands of customers battery solutions for their clocks through our website, many of which included the Model 1900S. We are proud to offer these […]
How much will my clock movement restoration cost?
How much will it cost? This is one of the first questions we hear. It’s not surprising. Everyone is afraid of being “taken to the cleaners” or “having their clock cleaned.” These common expressions turn up on websites for virtually all services and products. One clock repair site carries the latter comment as its motto. […]
The Model 1900G
As we rapidly approach the 10-year anniversary of the Model 1900G regulated battery, it seems a good idea to take a closer look at this old friend. The economical Model 1900G will SAFELY power any 3 volt self winding clock. It combines state of the art voltage regulator technology with ultra-capacitor technology, emulating exactly the […]
What can I realistically expect in my restoration?
We rarely get this question, because most people who have experience with us are aware of the remarkable work that is done with their treasured timepieces. However, every so often we run into expectations that are beyond what even we (or anyone else) can realistically do. This post is meant to address these issues and set […]
New Model 1930 Video Available
We have a new video created by our good friend Mackey from flipclockfans.com. This video helps explain the need for our Frequency-Precise Power Inverters. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!