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Berkshire Clock
Repair

Berkshire Clock
Repair

"Servicing and repairs: located Wargrave, near Henley-On-Thames, Berkshire"

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Berkshire Clock
Repair

Berkshire Clock Repair is a small family business originally conceived to service and repair clocks for local village folk. It all started years ago in Bermuda when the business co-founder was living and working there. He was given the unofficial title of “Master of the Clocks” to the Bermuda National Museum by the museum’s president. Joseph Giret developed this passion for service and repair when he returned to the UK with his wife Magdalena. Together they developed the business locally, now accepting commissions from a wider pool around Berkshire.

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Clock Repair Workshop Berkshire

Full Inspection

Each individual clock is different in its requirements. We take care to analyse exactly what is required to get the clock running well again. Sometimes all that’s required is a clean and service. Other times the clock has to have parts repaired. Joseph and Magdalena will take a clock in for a full inspection and then advise on diagnosis and costs. This is the first stage of service and repair.

Report back to client

Once the first initial inspection and analysis stage is completed a full report is provided to you, setting out remedies and likely costs of repair. We will only progress to the second stage of service and repair once you have given authorisation. No expenditure will be made without first obtaining full authority.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Clock Repair cost?

Each mechanically driven clock is unique. All clocks, without exception, have parts that wear because there is metal on metal contact, which results in wear and tear. This wear has to be addressed by replacing parts or by repairing parts. This is no different to anything mechanical such as an appliance in the home or indeed a car. The cost of repair is related to the amount of wear. If a clock has been left untouched for many years, then the wear will be accordingly that much more.


What is a Clock Repairer called?

Someone who repairs clocks is a specialist with specialist tools and skills. These repairers are often trained by the British Horological Institute and are usually highly experienced in the repair of clocks. Repairers are sometimes called Horologists.


What is Antique Clock Repair?

Antique clock repair involves the careful and sympathetic review of the age and performance of older clocks. Where a clock has stopped running, it will need to be repaired to get it going. An antique clock repairer is skilled and experienced in achieving a suitable and cost-effective repair.


Why is clock repair fading?

In today's times, the restoration and recycling of older mechanical devices are becoming more important. Previously the culture of throwing things away and buying newer models which are cheaper and less well made, though arguably designed in a more modern and appealing way, was rife.
This throw-away and disposable culture is slowly changing but has arguably fueled an anti restoration culture, especially given the cost of restoration. However, values placed in older designed timekeeping devices is still relatively low, and cheap battery-driven timekeeping devices prevail. Also, a clock requires home and homes in today's times for younger people are in short supply.
This combination of events, home shortage and desire to have to use more modern cheaper alternatives means that the desire to spend money on restoration is reduced. That said there is still and will always be a fascination with finding the / a near-perfect solution to the provision and supply of a system coming close to perpetual motion that mechanical clocks most certainly provide.


How much does it cost to repair a Mechanical Clock?

Each mechanically driven clock is unique. All clocks, without exception, have parts that wear because there is metal on metal contact, which results in wear and tear. This wear has to be addressed by replacing parts or by repairing parts. This is no different to anything mechanical such as an appliance in the home or indeed a car. The cost of repair is related to the amount of wear. If a clock has been left untouched for many years, then the wear will be accordingly that much more.
Many have been repaired before I get them, and these repairs might not have been carefully executed and, worse still, bodged. So the cost will vary, and the clock needs to be carefully inspected so that an assessment can be made. The repair will be done properly, and this takes hours expended, which is the basis of the charge made: parts are not usually that expensive.


All mechanical clocks serviced and repaired in home workshop located in Wargrave near Henley-on-Thames

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Berkshire Clock Repair is a small family business originally conceived to service and repair clocks for local village folk.

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By text - 07850101062 / By landline - 01189401500
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