Antique & Modern have a long tradition of working on all types of clock, from the simplest quartz movements to Regulators to Automatons.
All repairs are undertaken on the premises by one of our expert clock repairers.
We regularly handle all types of clock repairs and restorations including:
Longcase (Grandfather / Grandmother / Granddaughter.)
Carriage Lantern 400 Day
Bracket Act of Parliament Grand Complications
1/4 Chiming Musical Automatons
Mantel Wall Dutch Regulators
Austrian French Swiss
English German made last week or 400 years ago.
Before and after restoration on an 8 day longcase clock (Grandfather clock movement circa 1800)
We are always happy to see you and them. Whether they are a family heirloom with great sentimental value that requires restoration, or an historical masterpiece that needs conservation and/or documentation of repairs undertaken or prior. No problem!
We have the necessary equipment and expertise here at Antique & Modern to carefully and professionally repair and restore your treasured timepieces, or that very special piece in your collection
No job is too big or too small. It just comes down to your time scale, the cost and the viability of the repair. As long as it does not undermine our professional code of practice laid down by the professional body by which we are governed (the British Horological Institute), we are more than happy to do as you ask.
All our clock and watch makers are full professional members and trained by the BHI. We are also members of the British Clock and Watchmakers Guild.
A call out service is available with a qualified clock maker for visiting your Grandfather clock (Longcase clock) at an agreed call out charge. All of our call outs are undertaken on weekday mornings (about 9 - 9.30am), and Friday or Saturday evenings. Our diary gets full very quickly, so try to make your appointment as soon as possible.
If we start a job and we feel it requires more work or parts than we quoted, we will stop the job in hand, re-estimate, and inform you of the new cost. This way you avoid increasing bills, and we avoid completing unnecessary and unwanted work. If you do not wish us to continue with the repair after the re-estimate, we will be more than happy to return the job undone, with a nominal charge to yourself.
All full restorations come with a two year warranty on the work we have undertaken. This is in addition to free advice and backup on the clock as well.
All of our advice in-house is free, and our estimates are very reasonable
The shop is fully alarmed with ADT and BT Red Care. The shop is very well secured at night, with grilles and barred windows back and front.
Our premises are fully insured for theft, loss, accidental breakages, in transit (when on call out) or customer liability. We have endeavoured to cover every eventuality, a necessary evil in this day and age!
You can have complete peace of mind that we never farm our work out, unlike some of our competitors. We do this to keep the quality of our work to the highest standard possible.
The only services we can't keep in-house at this time are case restoration, glass mounding/cutting and gilding, as we do not have the equipment on site. Instead, we utilise the services of professional people who are some of the very best in their field. We are always looking into increasing our services in-house, as a lot of the skills relating to clock and watch making are literally dying. We strive to prevent these skills being lost forever, by training our staff with new skills as and when time allows.More about clock repair...