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for collectors that come back ..... and repairs that don't.
I started this website to showcase some of my clock collection for sale but the first six visitors were all looking for someone to repair their antique clocks in Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Southend, Epping and Romford. The huge demand for a reliable but affordable local horologist took me by surprise so the site has evolved and now I spend my spare time in Billericay fixing other people's clocks at lower cost than other repairers. They arrive from all over the country and some now even come in from abroad!
I still need to downsize my collection though and when I find the time I will start adding my own clocks as they become ready for sale with a 12 months parts and labour guarantee; all the movements are sound and should give many years' service unless abused. Most are antique and bear the characteristic signs of age so if you're looking for atomic accuracy and characterless condition, you're in the wrong place and probably need to Google 'reproduction quartz clocks'. On the other hand, if it was Google that brought you here because you need your clock repaired and can tolerate occasional delays, or you wanted some free advice and tips on doing it yourself, you've definitely landed in the right place.
My passion for fixing clocks began in the mid 1970s after someone gave me an antique wall clock. It ran perfectly but I dismantled and rebuilt it anyway. I still have it. Over the next 30 years I acquired nearly 200 clocks, mostly antique but some modern ones as well, just to study them. I still have most of those, too, plus a horological library bigger than Essex Council. But a sheer lack of space forced me to stop and I now satisfy my passion by repairing other people's. With charges starting at £100 (or just £40 for quartz clocks), I do it for pleasure not profit so I don't cut corners or carry out bodges like this. So, provided you're not in a rush, I offer a comparable repair service to the one you'll find in the High Street but with a passion that you'll find infectious! Check my FEEDBACK. I give a 12 month GUARANTEE and because I have no overheads, I'm much cheaper - compare my PRICES. And remember, there's no VAT to add.
Now, a brief word on payment. Cash and cheques (drawn on a UK sterling account) are acceptable but cheques must clear first. If you're not local and can't wait, I have accounts with PayPal and NoChex which means you can even pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, or Solo) but I will only ship to a confirmed address for similar reasons. My preference, however, is a BACS transfer, which costs nothing and can be done in a minute if you bank online or use telephone banking.
If you're looking for a clock to buy, I can also help but I won't post any clocks overseas because of the transit risks and Customs hassles. I'm in no hurry to see any of my own clocks go but when the site's more advanced, and I have time. you'll be able to click on a picture for more detailed images of what is available, and a 360 degree video, too, eventually. However, the php scripts required for that are complex new territory for me so I'm still working on that. Meanwhile, if you're interested in one particular clock or barometer and want more information or pictures, email me through my CONTACT page and I'll send you what I have.
Finally, at the foot of many pages in this site you will see a red 'Google+' button, a Facebook 'Like' button, and a Twitter 'Follow' button (see below). If you find a page interesting, please click on at least one of them to let others know. Try it now.
Please remember that this is not a business and I'm not a dealer or a trader; I'm just a private collector offering to assist other collectors and clock lovers for no profit. I have the experience and the right tools but no retail store, no commercial workshops and no insurance. It must be understood that anything you choose to leave with me for repair is left at your own risk. I accept no liability for loss or damage howsoever caused, so please check that your own insurance provides proper protection.