When you look at the work station of a guy like me, you see LOT'S of different tools and gadgets. This is a very sophisticated profession that requires skilled, knowledgeable hands and minds. While most clocks differ in service requirements, basic principles apply to all. When a clock is in need of cleaning, the movement must be completely dismantled for proper servicing. Bearings in the movement must be refinished, and wear that has developed from dirty oil and rough bearings must be corrected in order for your clock to behave like it's new again.  I provide everything from routine maintenance to complete overhauls  to insure your timepiece will operate as it's meant to for the greatest number of years possible.   I do it RIGHT.....and my work is ALWAYS guaranteed !   Grandfather clocks, like any other clock, need periodic maintenance to keep them in good running order. It is my recommendation that most newer clocks will need to be cleaned every 15 years on average. Older or antique clocks may run much longer but should still be cleaned at 20 year intervals. Even the best modern oils will be breaking down by then. Depending on operating conditions, a service call to oil the movement may be needed in the interim. Normally this would be no sooner than 7-10 years. Oiling the mechanism when it isn't called for can be just as detrimental to the movement as no oil at all. The right type of oil must be used, as oil properties vary widely depending on the application. Some symptoms that might be noticed if your clock is in need of these type services would be: Random stopping, may be able to restart. Sluggish tempo of the chime or strike. Timekeeping may become erratic or you may not be able to regulate it within the adjustment limits of the pendulum. Grandfather clocks are the pride of every home. Entrusting their repair to someone that doesn't have the proper qualifications can greatly increase the cost to put things right again. Without sounding egomaniacal....I am an expert with Grandfather Clocks.   Wall and Mantel clocks have recommended service intervals for most new wall/mantel clocks, every 10 years for cleaning. No interim lubrication should be needed if the proper oil has been used to start with. Antique clocks should be cleaned every 15 years.   Wall and mantel clocks require more frequent service than a grandfather clock because of the increased operating speed. Whereas a grandfather clock may only beat seconds in its escapement action(60 times per minute), their smaller cousins may beat 150 times per minute or more depending on the movement. Gears turn more frequently, and bearing wear develops more quickly as a result. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with these types of clocks.   Anniversary clocks (so named because most are designed to run 400 days on a wind) require specialized knowledge for proper repair. Many of these fine timepieces have been lost due to repair inexperience. Arguably some of the most visually interesting clocks, they can be just as reliable a timekeeper as any other mechanical clock in your home. Because these clocks are normally operated under a glass dome or cover, they are much less susceptible to the ill effect of dust and other contaminants' that can creep into the mechanism area of most clocks. Recommended cleaning interval would be 15-20 years in most cases. Bearing wear is almost never present due to the slow movement action. The thin suspension wire that the pendulum hangs from is the leading cause of failure. It is only a few thousandths of an inch in thickness and doesn't take kindly to mishandling. However, by following 4 simple steps in setting up the clock, there is no reason the wire won't outlast you!    My years of experience and the knowledge I acquired in the repair of these clocks make me the right choice when your’s needs help. Again...ANY type of clock or watch..........I'm your guy !   Cuckoo and Nautical clocks have their beginnings traced back to Germany's Black Forest region. Cuckoo clocks have delighted owners with their whimsical sounds and original cosmetics and design. Because of the many case openings, cuckoo clocks will normally require cleaning every 7 years. Operating environment is a strong variable here as the mechanism can be subjected to even greater contamination if the clock is hung near an air vent for example. The most common errors in repair are made when attempting to readjust the linkages for clock animation when it is incorrectly disassembled. Separate music movements make for an even greater challenge to those not well versed in their repair and adjustment. I have worked on HUNDREDS of these clocks !! Nautical clocks on the other hand, have a nearly airtight casing that prevents frequent service requirements that would result from contamination of a high beat rate mechanism that is virtually standard on these clocks. Service of these clocks and the jeweled escapement that allows for their high degree of precision, requires an equally high degree of craftsmanship. With the price of such clocks reaching well over a thousand dollars in many instances, the skill level needed for correct repair is usually quite demanding. Again....I'm your guy. You can trust me with your valued possession. You can expect normal cleaning intervals for this type of clock to be in the 10-15 year range. RARE and UNUSUAL clocks. Due to the wide variety of designs encompassed here, the correct intervals for servicing can only be covered by direct communication. Please give me a call or send an email of what you have and I will be pleased to advise you of what is needed and when. The knowledge, skill and precision required to repair clocks of this category cannot be understated. The collectible value of such clocks keeps rising and so they are not only a treasured family heirloom but an appreciating investment as well.  But the value in dollars is nothing compared to the sentimental value that can be contained in any clock I service. That has no measure by me, only you. I am acutely aware of this, that is why I utilize only the best suited materials, applied with the techniques and knowledge my many years in the craft have provided me. My goal is the same as yours. To keep your clock running for generations to come. WATCHES. Cell phones, computers, ovens, cable boxes and TV's all have the ability to keep you aware of the time. But, if you are like me or my wife and millions of others out there, there's still nothing like having that favorite watch proudly displayed on your arm. It may be old . It may be worn. It may be "laughable" to some. But not to YOU. It's YOUR watch and it has sentimental value perhaps. Is it sitting in a box or a drawer...not working ?  It doesn't have to be. Just gimme a call....and let's get it back on your WRIST...where it belongs !!   If it ticks, clicks, cuckoos or tells time... I would love the opportunity to keep it running or repair it if need be. In some cases...I will come to you. In some cases, you will come to me. Either way...you'll be very pleased with my services, prices and turn around time. Just call me or email me.......and let's get the process started. Again...I look forward to EXCEEDING your expectations !!!!
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The best way to describe the services page of this website, is to simply say: If it is a watch or a clock of any kind, chances are I can fix it. Whether it's routine maintenance of a Grandfather clock, or figuring out why your favorite Timex watch has stopped ....you've come to the solution. ..Mack's Clock Repair !
Mack’s Services
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When you look at the work station of a guy like me, you see LOT'S of different tools and gadgets. This is a very sophisticated profession that requires skilled, knowledgeable hands and minds. While most clocks differ in service requirements, basic principles apply to all. When a clock is in need of cleaning, the movement must be completely dismantled for proper servicing. Bearings in the movement must be refinished, and wear that has developed from dirty oil and rough bearings must be corrected in order for your clock to behave like it's new again.  I provide everything from routine maintenance to complete overhauls  to insure your timepiece will operate as it's meant to for the greatest number of years possible.   I do it RIGHT.....and my work is ALWAYS guaranteed !   Grandfather clocks, like any other clock, need periodic maintenance to keep them in good running order. It is my recommendation that most newer clocks will need to be cleaned every 15 years on average. Older or antique clocks may run much longer but should still be cleaned at 20 year intervals. Even the best modern oils will be breaking down by then. Depending on operating conditions, a service call to oil the movement may be needed in the interim. Normally this would be no sooner than 7-10 years. Oiling the mechanism when it isn't called for can be just as detrimental to the movement as no oil at all. The right type of oil must be used, as oil properties vary widely depending on the application. Some symptoms that might be noticed if your clock is in need of these type services would be: Random stopping, may be able to restart. Sluggish tempo of the chime or strike. Timekeeping may become erratic or you may not be able to regulate it within the adjustment limits of the pendulum. Grandfather clocks are the pride of every home. Entrusting their repair to someone that doesn't have the proper qualifications can greatly increase the cost to put things right again. Without sounding egomaniacal ....I am an expert with Grandfather Clocks.   Wall and Mantel clocks have recommended service intervals for most new wall/mantel clocks, every 10 years for cleaning. No interim lubrication should be needed if the proper oil has been used to start with. Antique clocks should be cleaned every 15 years.   Wall and mantel clocks  require more frequent service than a grandfather clock because of the increased operating speed. Whereas a grandfather clock may only beat seconds in its escapement action(60 times per minute), their smaller cousins may beat 150 times per minute or more depending on the movement. Gears turn more frequently, and bearing wear develops more quickly as a result. I have extensive knowledge and experience  working with these types of clocks.   Anniversary clocks (so named because most are designed to run 400 days on a wind) require specialized knowledge for proper repair. Many of these fine timepieces have been lost due to repair inexperience. Arguably some of the most visually interesting clocks, they can be just as reliable a timekeeper as any other mechanical clock in your home. Because these clocks are normally operated under a glass dome or cover, they are much less susceptible to the ill effect of dust and other contaminants' that can creep into the mechanism area of most clocks. Recommended cleaning interval would be 15-20 years in most cases. Bearing wear is almost never present due to the slow movement action. The thin suspension wire that the pendulum hangs from is the leading cause of failure. It is only a few thousandths of an inch in thickness and doesn't take kindly to mishandling. However, by following 4 simple steps in setting up the clock, there is no reason the wire won't outlast you!    My years of experience and the knowledge I acquired in the repair of these clocks make me the right choice when your’s needs help. Again...ANY type of clock or watch..........I'm your guy ! Cuckoo and Nautical clocks have their beginnings traced back to Germany's Black Forest region. Cuckoo clocks have delighted owners with their whimsical sounds and original cosmetics and design. Because of the many case openings, cuckoo clocks will normally require cleaning every 7 years. Operating environment is a strong variable here as the mechanism can be subjected to even greater contamination if the clock is hung near an air vent for example. The most common errors in repair are made when attempting to readjust the linkages for clock animation when it is incorrectly disassembled. Separate music movements make for an even greater challenge to those not well versed in their repair and adjustment. I have worked on HUNDREDS of these clocks !! Nautical clocks on the other hand, have a nearly airtight casing that prevents frequent service requirements that would result from contamination of a high beat rate mechanism that is virtually standard on these clocks. Service of these clocks and the jeweled escapement that allows for their high degree of precision, requires an equally high degree of craftsmanship. With the price of such clocks reaching well over a thousand dollars in many instances, the skill level needed for correct repair is usually quite demanding. Again....I'm your guy. You can trust me with your valued possession. You can expect normal cleaning intervals for this type of clock to be in the 10-15 year range. RARE and UNUSUAL clocks. Due to the wide variety of designs encompassed here, the correct intervals for servicing can only be covered by direct communication. Please give me a call or send an email of what you have and I will be pleased to advise you of what is needed and when. The knowledge, skill and precision required to repair clocks of this category cannot be understated. The collectible value of such clocks keeps rising and so they are not only a treasured family heirloom but an appreciating investment as well.  But the value in dollars is nothing compared to the sentimental value that can be contained in any clock I service. That has no measure by me, only you. I am acutely aware of this, that is why I utilize only the best suited materials, applied with the techniques and knowledge my many years in the craft have provided me. My goal is the same as yours. To keep your clock running for generations to come. WATCHES. Cell phones, computers, ovens, cable boxes and TV's all have the ability to keep you aware of the time. But, if you are like me or my wife and millions of others out there, there's still nothing like having that favorite watch proudly displayed on your arm. It may be old . It may be worn. It may be "laughable" to some. But not to YOU. It's YOUR watch and it has sentimental value perhaps. Is it sitting in a box or a drawer...not working ?  It doesn't have to be. Just gimme a call....and let's get it back on your WRIST ...where it belongs !!   If it ticks, clicks, cuckoos or tells time... I would love the opportunity to keep it running or repair it if need be. In some cases...I will come to you. In some cases, you will come to me. Either way...you'll be very pleased with my services, prices and turn around time. Just call me or email me .......and let's get the process started. Again...I look forward to EXCEEDING your expectations !!!!
The best way to describe the services page of this website, is to simply say: If it is a watch or a clock of any kind, chances are I can fix it. Whether it's routine maintenance of a Grandfather clock, or figuring out why your favorite Timex watch has stopped ....you've come to the solution. ..Mack's Clock Repair !
Mack’s Services
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