Clock Repair

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Price: $750 + $50 Application Fee

With every project we send you: DVD, text supplement, tools to complete all of the projects, and clocks.

Projects include:

  • Quartz Movement Replacement
    • Learn what to do when replacing the battery no longer makes your clock run.
  • Setting Time - Chimes
    • Set the time on your clock so it chimes at the appropiate times.
  • Setting Time - No Chimes
    • Set the time on your quartz clock.
  • Mechanical Clock Components
    • Learn about the parts of a mechanical clock movement and how they work together to keep time.
  • Overhaul and Cleaning
    • Clean and oil a mechanical clock movement to get it in excellent working condition.
  • Escapement and Pallet Adjustment
    • Adjust the escapement and pallet to keep your clock running correctly.
  • Pendulum Adjustment
    • Adjust a pendulum to keep time accurately.
  • Mainspring Repair
    • Fix a broken mainspring to make your clock run again.
  • Gear Wheel Repair
    • Repair a gear wheel with broken, missing, or worn-down teeth.
  • Bushings and Pivots
    • Adjust worn-out pivots and pivot holes in the clock's plates and bridges.

Clocks have been used for thousands of years to measure and display time. Many things can contribute to the way a clock keeps track of the time - from water, to electricity, basic mechanics, and even the sun. This course deals with both electric and mechanical clocks.

Quartz clocks take very little maintenence, and tend to be simple to fix. Generally, they require only a battery replacement every now and then. Occasionally, they may need a new movement installed when battery replacement doesnt make them continue to work, but this tends to be a simple fix as electric clock movements are usually sold as complete pieces.

Mechanical clocks can be very simple or very complex, with moving parts to control movement of the hands, chimes, and other mechanisms that are used to indicate the time. Taking this course will teach you how each moving part of a mechanical clock movement works together to keep the clock running and keeping perfect time. You will learn a variety of repairs and adustments that are commonly needed to keep clocks in working order, which can be applied to more complex mechanisms in the future.

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