About the Class

Fascinated with clocks and time keeping? Learn what makes them tick. 

 

 

The clock repair class is intended for anyone interested in developing the skills needed for the repair and restoration of time and strike timepieces. Learn how to identify and evaluate the condition of clocks while gaining hands-on experience in actual repair work. Get old clocks cleaned, oiled and running with individual instruction. 


Acquire the skills to restore that family heirloom or maintain your growing clock collection.

Bring your  spring or weight driven clock and a group of friendly clock enthusiasts will teach you the fundamental skills to make it run.  Three train - chiming clocks not supported by this class

Classes are in a workshop hands-on environment perfect for the novice hobbyist or the budding collector.


You will leankitchen clock
Removing from its case
Movement evaluation
Safety and letting down the mainspring
Dismantling the movement if needed
Cleaning the parts
Making standard repairs and correcting wear.
Re-Assembly
Oiling
Testing
Putting back in its case


Enrolled students will have access to:
Mainspring Winder
Bushing Tool
Small Pivoting Lathe

Cleaning solution [for purchase]

Also

Introduction to using the Jewelers lathe by prior arrangement.

lathe

Tools you will need to bring

Needle nose pliers

Small Square nose pliers with wire cutters

Screwdrivers medium 4mm tip [3/16"]

Screwdrivers small 3mm tip [1/8"]

Tooth picks

Tweezers fine and stout

Pocket knife

Containers and zip-lock bags for loose parts
You will need to buy
Mainspring "C" clamps (2; preferably flat) - equivalent to Timesavers part #20082.
Movement holder (hanging assembly post kit) - equivalent to Timesavers part #13409
Stand to test your clock following repair - equivalent to Timesavers #19996 or Build you own - see below

This test stand fits many movements just sitting on top.  It is easy to make using ½” plywood.  12” tall, 8” wide and 6” deep.  Cut a hole in the top about 4” by 3” or to suit your movement.  The pendulum [and weight chains if it has weights] fit through the hole in the top.  Make a second top out of ¼” ply to fit smaller movements.  An added front piece will accept movements screwed to its face.  Cut a hole in it if needed.

test stand
test stand