Antique Clock Restoration
At BAFRA, we provide access to antique clock restoration and repair specialists. Every member has been rigorously assessed and vetted. Our members are all established businesses that are fully accredited and work to the highest standards and ethics.
Antique Clock Restoration & Repair
The process of antique clock restoration requires an intimate knowledge of the techniques used in traditional clock making, and experience in both the aesthetics and mechanical designs of clocks and timepieces used throughout time. Our members have been restoring antique clocks for decades and have been employed by museums, embassies and societies to undertake restoration or conservation work for important clock cases and movements.
What types of clock can be restored or repaired?
BAFRA members are able to provide many kinds of antique clock restoration and repairs for clocks including wall clocks, carriage clocks, cuckoo clocks, mantle clocks, grandfather clocks, longcase clocks, bracket clocks, dial clocks, musical clocks and other automaton clocks.
What parts of an antique clock can be restored or repaired?
Our members offer a full repair and restoration service for antique clocks. Cases can be restored along with elaborate and sophisticated clock movements. The mechanism, if necessary, can be restored to its former glory, metal work re-gilded and clock dials restored to the highest standards.
How often should an antique clock be serviced by a specialist?
Antique clocks need to be serviced every 10 years. This ensures that they keep good time and don’t wear out.& Many antique clocks are capable of keeping an accurate time if they are properly looked after. To reduce wear to the bushes and pivots and to keep your clock running correctly between service intervals, you should also have the clock oiled annually.
Find BAFRA Accredited Antique Clock Restoration & Repair Specialists
All accredited, full members are required to have at least five years as a conservation-restoration professional (the average member today has 23 years experience) and pass an exacting assessment on their skills, knowledge and business credentials. Our members acknowledge the importance of continuous professional development to keep abreast of advances in knowledge, skills and technical developments in the craft of antique clock restoration.
Antique Clock Case Restoration & Repair
All antique clock case restoration and longcase clock repair and restoration services are of the highest standard. BAFRA provides access to experts in the restoration of 17th and 18th-century antique longcase clocks, also more popularly known as grandfather clocks.
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Antique Clock Dial Restoration & Repair
BAFRA antique clock restoration specialists can undertake antique clock dial restoration to the highest standards to skilfully revive various types of antique clock dials including brass dials, silvered dials, porcelain dials, painted dials, enamel dials and damaged and rusty clock dials by applying methods involving various paint finishes to match the original.
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Antique Clock Movements Restoration & Repair
Our members specialise in antique clock restoration and repair of antique clock movements bringing them back to their original glory. Using materials, skills and techniques that match the period of the piece, alongside an extensive knowledge and experience.
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