Types of Clocks

 

 

Mantel Clocks.
These are French, German or English clocks made between 1850 and 1930. They look very nice over the fireplace.

Grandfather Clock Dial.

 

Carriage Clocks.

Carriage clocks, usually French manufactured, vary from the simple timepiece, through the two-train, striking version, to the top-of-the range ‘repeaters’, which have a small brass button on the top of the case. Further complexities can also be in-built with alarm mechanisms. At the heart of all these clocks is the ‘platform’, which is the square plate with a hairspring and balance wheel that you can see directly below the top glass panel. If this is broken or worn, we can repair it.

Long case or ‘Grandfather’ Clocks.

These traditional  clocks that many people love and are part of their family  were made between 1700 and 1910. Because of their age they can be awkward and need to be set up in their home.

Smith’s Mantel Clock.

‘Grandmother’ Clocks

These clocks were usually made between 1920s-1930s, with German or English movements which have either a Westminster or other quarter chime. People either love the chimes or hate them.

 

 

Quartz clocks.

A quartz clock uses an electronic oscillator that is regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time. This crystal oscillator creates a signal with very precise frequency, so that quartz clocks are more accurate than good mechanical clocks. When these units fail we replace the whole unit.