Mechanical Clock Cleaning Service
clockworks.com Mechanical Clock Cleaning Service is the first step of a movement restoration. The movement needs to have the old oil removed in order to determine where bushings are needed. We shake the gear train up and down to test the movement for potential bushings. A mark is then placed where we find a bushing is needed. If the movement is gummed up with old oil the gears will not move up and down like they should. Therefore a cleaning is always the first step of getting a movement overhauled.
If you choose to send it in for a cleaning and inspection, we will assess what the movement needs and quote you for what further work should be done, if any. If you do not want to have any more work done on the movement despite our recommendations, or if it does not need any, we will oil it and send it back.
clockworks.com has the best tooling, cleaning equipment, and cleaning solutions. There is no expense spared by us when it comes to having the best equipment. With this factor and 3 generations of clock repair expertise, you can rest assure your movement will be in the best hands it can possibly be in.
What we need
We only need the movement. That is all, nothing else. Remove the clock movement from the case and ship it to us. We do not need the clock case, pendulum, weights, chime block, or hands. We need none of these things from you because we have everything in our stock that is required. The best way to pack the movement is to wrap it, with the handshaft facing up, tightly in a box. Make sure it cannot bounce around in there. Also, NEVER let packing peanuts get inside the movement! Then you want to pack that box into another box. Packing it in this manner will ensure safe delivery of your movement.
Mechanical Clock Cleaning Service - Pricing
We will take the movement in, unpack it, and then clean it and inspect it for $150. If it passes inspection, we will oil it and test it. If this is all that is needed then the final cost is the $150 plus the shipping back to you. The initial $150 is non refundable and is the fee for the cleaning, inspection, oiling and testing. If it does not pass inspection, we will contact you and let you know what else is going on with the movement and how much it will cost to fix it. Then it is purely up to you how you would like to proceed.