Trend clock by sligh

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 07:40 PM GMT

Question

Hi i have a old clock i guess its from teh late 60s or early 70s i think it was wound to tight its not working i was just wondering if it is worth to get it fixed. thank you..................steve

Answer

Steve, generally, winding a clock tight is not the reason for it not running. To me, winding a clock too tight is forcing it with extreme pressure until something breaks. When a clock doesn't run, someone will wind it tighter, and maybe someone else will wind it the last few clicks until it is wound fully, but not enough to break anything. I do receive a lot of these at my shop for repair, and I have never had one that would not run because it was wound too tight. There were other causes. In answer to your question, the best thing to do is to take it to an experienced clockmaker and ask for an estimate on servicing it. The decision would be up to you as to whether it is worth it or not. I work on a lot of clocks that are not worth (if it would be sold) as much as the repair bill. But I have worked on clocks in the $15 range that cost $150 or so to repair, but the customer was very happy to get it running again as it had a lot of sentimental value. Hope this helps a little.

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