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Notice of Difficulty in Supply

(29th October 2012 15:21)
Due a number of old English clockmaking companies restructuring or going into administration since the Recession, we currently have real difficulties in supplier any traditional clocks. Currently the only clocks and watches that we can supply... (More...)

Chiming Mantel Clock

(21st March 2011 14:07)
Q Do your radio controlled quartz mantel clocks strike on the hour? A I am sorry, no, the only clocks that strike are the ones with the traditional mechanisms within them. These are more expensive as the have... (More...)
Q How do you adjust the time on my Britain Clock Co Mantel Clock that I bought from you - the clock is running too fast? A There is an adjuster on the back of the mantel clock and one full turn = one minute of... (More...)
We had a customer who could not get his Britain Clock Company Mantel Clock to work properly. It transpired that he was underwinding it. The mantel clocks need to have 2 half turns to get to the point where the spring is engaged. You will... (More...)
The gauge of the veneer is 0.7mm. I have checked with the Britain Clockcase makers and they say whilst the mantel clock veneer is reasonably strong, with a knock against a hard surface you can chip the veneer. The other issue to take care of regarding... (More...)

Caring for a Mechanical Clock

(13th May 2007 18:03)
I would like to pass on this advice from someone who has spent their life painstakingly looking after and restoring mechanical clocks. I like and sell these clocks but I won't pretend to be an expert! Caring for your clock... (More...)
Since the 1970s quartz clocks have dominated the clock market. Quartz time keeping is based on the "piezoelectric" property of the quartz crystal. When an electric field is applied to the crystal, it changes shape. Squeezing or bending the... (More...)
The first Pendulum clock was made in 1656 by a Dutch Scientist called Huygens. From that date until 1930, the pendulum clock which used natural swinging or oscillation as the mechanism was probably the most accurate time keeping... (More...)

Basic Guide to Pocket Watches

(3rd May 2007 16:10)
A pocket watch has traditionally been a strapless circular timepiece which is kept in a pocket. It usually has a chain ( traditionally called an Albert or fob) by which it is secured to a waistcoat, lapel or belt. Compared with the 19th and... (More...)

What is inside a Pendulum Clock?

(2nd May 2007 17:46)
If your pendulum clock or its instructions baffle you, here is a quick definition of the parts and what they do. Pendulum clocks typically have four parts: 1. a mass at the end of a pendulum rod. The pendulum swings with a... (More...)