Our service area encompasses but not limited to:
Rockville, Olney, Ashton, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Kensington, Darnestown, Boyds, Poolesville, Gaithersburg, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, Germantown, Silver Spring, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and parts of Prince Georges County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Frederick County.
Routine maintenance of mechanical clocks should be performed every 2 years. Our service includes removing the movement from it's case, thoroughly cleaning the movement by hand, inspecting it for any wear, careful lubrication, and then replacing the movement in the case while making sure it has the proper beat for a level surface.
NEVER, REPEAT NEVER, OIL A CLOCK MOVEMENT WITHOUT THOROUGHLY CLEANING IT FIRST.
MOST SHOPS DO NOT TAKE THE EXTRA STEP OF CLEANING. THEIR PRACTICE IS TO DROP OIL OVER THE EXISTING DIRTY OIL. THIS METHOD ACTUALLY ACCELERATES THE WEAR PROCESS AND DECREASES THE LIFE OF YOUR CLOCK. IT WOULD BE LIKE TAKING YOUR CAR IN FOR AN OIL CHANGE AND THE MECHANIC ADDING NEW OIL TO THE ENGINE WITHOUT REMOVING THE DIRTY OIL FIRST.
ALSO, NEVER USE A SPRAY LUBRICANT, SUCH AS WD-40, ON A CLOCK MOVEMENT. THIS WILL CAUSE THE GEARS TO BECOME STICKY AND UNFORTUNATELY LEAD TO A VERY LARGE REPAIR BILL.
At The Old Clockworks Inc, we will provide you with the most reliable information and give you all the professional help you need when looking for the best in restoration and repair of your clock.