Clock repair expertise you can trust
The Hands of Time has been in business for over 15 years, specializing in clock repair and restoration. Based in Amarillo, Texas, we service clocks for local customers as well as folks from the surrounding area.
I’ve always been interested in clocks, but I got started in the clock repair business after being invited to join the local clock club and learn clock repair from active members. My local clock club is the Five-State Collectors, which is a chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. The Amarillo club is called The Panhandle Good-Chimers, and we are a satellite of the Five-State Collectors.
I have been in business since 2004, and am a member of NAWCC. Many of my customers are repeat or referral customers. They primarily live in the Amarillo area but are also from New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
I also buy and sell American, German, and French clocks. What I have for sale at any particular time depends on what I’ve recently bought or sold. Most of the clocks I buy and sell are antique clocks that are 100 years old or older. Please call or email me if you’re interested in buying or selling a clock.
If your clock runs too fast or slow, or does not run at all; if the weights refuse to fall, it chimes out of sequence, or you just want to give it a facelift, I can help.
WHAT WE DO
· Movement restoration
· Case cleaning
· Case repair and refinishing
· Routine maintenance
· Dial replacement
· Battery movement replacement
· Battery movement conversions
Most of the clocks I restore are of early-American, German, or French manufacture. However, I’ll evaluate and repair just about any type of clock. I’ve had a wide variety of different types of clocks come through my shop, and I can work on just about any clock. I repair and restore:
· Grandfather clocks
· Wall and mantel clocks
· Anniversary clocks
· Cuckoo clocks
· Antique clocks
HOW WE WORK
The first step in the repair process is for me to see the clock. I look at the age of the clock and at the movement itself. I check carefully for obvious wear and broken parts. I don’t take short-cuts with repairs; if there is one particular area that is worn, I also check all of the clock’s works to ensure that the entire clock will be restored to proper working condition. Before I commence the actual work, I contact the customer to explain the nature and cost of the repair and to get their approval. If the customer elects not to proceed with the work, they pick up their clock with no charge for the estimate.
THE RIGHT APPROACH
We work hard to satisfy our customers, and we take our time with each and every repair to do the job thoroughly and correctly. We work on clocks in the order they were received, and because we're a small shop, it may take some time for us to complete new work requests.
We use only top-quality parts that we source from reliable and trusted companies. We can also hand-machine some parts for antique clocks that are no longer being made,