Independent Clock Repair Specialists within Wales & West England – 20 Years Experience
Announcement: Mondays are currently our collection days, this means we’ll be out of the workshop every Monday. We will be available for telephone calls throughout the day, however cannot guarantee a time that we will be at the workshop.
Have you got a broken or damaged antique clock that’s in need of a service or repair ? Maybe you’ve recently inherited a family heirloom and want to bring back to life your clock by a complete overhaul and clock repair service.
Here at Tic Toc Clock Repairs we know that clocks can be extremely valuable, not just financially as most have an enormous sentimental value. That is why we guarantee a completely professional antique clock repair service and standard clock repairing and maintenance service, so you can rest assured that your beloved clock will be looked after and dealt with carefully.
Here at Tic Toc Clock Repairs we have over 20 years of experience dealing with all types of clocks, all of our clock restorations and repairs and other popular services are conducted in our Aberdare workshop, which is located right outside Cardiff, South Wales. If you are unable to bring your clock to us , we can arrange a collection/ delivery and setup service .
We offer a wide variety of collection and delivery services, so whether you’re down the road in Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff or Swansea or the rest of the UK, we can be sure to get to you no matter your schedule or busy lifestyle.
Just simply call to arrange an appointment to drop your clock off to the workshop or to arrange a collection or house call.
This couldn’t be more easier for you the customer, Got a busy schedule, just make an appointment to suit your day. Prices are very competitive and all work is of a high standard and all serviced clocks also come guaranteed for 12 months.
All repairs are done on site in our workshop in Aberdare. Also a vast amount of spare parts are stocked, we carry out all repairs to all clocks, including Grandfather clocks, French mantle clocks, Cuckoo clocks, Bracket clocks, Wall clock repairs and any other clock restorations .
For a free estimate, or to arrange a home visit please call.
From Grandfather clocks to Cuckoo clocks to Quartz clocks.
Established in 1998 we have a lot of experience working with a range of clocks. This enables us to provide the very best quality of repair and also makes sure we have the right tools and parts for the vast majority of clocks, as for the older clocks we make all our own parts, from wheels to pinions.
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We service all Fusee clocks, from single Fusee Dial clocks to the large triple fusee Bracket clocks, from the early verge escapements to recoil escapements, your clock would be looked after in our fully insured workshops.
Longcase Clock or more commonly known as Grandfather clocks , do require periodical servicing like any other mechanical clocks to keep them in good working condition, We strip, clean,bush and pivot work in all our services, they also need new lines fitted, or even parts made to get them in excellent working order again, or possibly they need dial restoration, repainting or silvering, please get in touch to arrange an appointment.
When you bring your Carriage Clocks in for a service, you will have the option to have the case cleaned and polished also, we can even arrange to get the glass replaced if damaged. Reach out if you require a carriage clock repair & service.
Vienna Wall Clocks can look beautiful hung on your wall ,with the weight providing a consistent power source for the clock, making it a very good time keeper, its important to get them serviced periodically as the pivots and workings are very fine, and also new lines would need to be fitted.
French Mantel Clocks are perhaps the most elegant of time pieces, we will provide a quality service for your french piece to be restored to its original condition, we advise that french mantels are serviced to help maintain a long life.
We can help repair any movement replacements in your Quartz Clock. Generally Quartz clocks may not last as long as others,we can also supply and fit a new movement .
If you’re unsure whether we can help you with your clock, fill out the form with your name, contact information and query and we’ll be sure to get back to you within 48 hours.
Our services are not limited and we will be more than happy to examine your clock and prepare restoration, no matter how small or how big the job. We can help.
Supplies & Tools
Get in touch if you have any unused watch or clock repair tools, we also buy lathes and other larger equipment, contact our team today.
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Specialising in the restoration of Grandfather clocks, Bracket clocks and any other clock you might own. We not only repair/service clocks, we also retire the cases if they are in need of some TLC, and also clock dial restoration.
1. The clock is dropped off to the workshop or can arrange for it to be collected from the customer.
2. Inspect the movement for signs of wear.
3. Make detailed account of any noticeable wear to the movement.
4. Take the movement apart and clean all gears, parts, and plates.
5. Polish all pivots to glass finish and bush plates where
6. Test all gears for any signs of meshing.
7.Polish all gears, parts and plates.
8. Reassemble movement and oil.
9. Test over a 14 day period and correct any faults that occur.
10. All clocks are computer timed for accuracy.
11. Customer can then collect the clock or delivery and set up clock in customers home can be arranged.
There’s no set price on fixing a clock. Our process includes evaluating the damage, sourcing the new parts (if required) and conducting the repair. You will only be charged for the repair and cost of replacement parts, this can vary on what is damaged or faulty.
Call our workshop for a free no-obligation quote today.
Yes. The truth is, it is almost impossible to overwind a clock. The only way to truly overwind a clock is to turn it so tightly that the inner springs break. If the springs are broken they can be replaced, but is advised that this clock repair should only be conducted by professionals as it is intricate work that if done incorrectly may damage the clock further.
On average we suggest every 2-3 years for a service, to ensure that all oiling is up to date and inner mechanisms are working without causing friction.
Every 3-5 years depending on the clock type.
Clocks can stop working for a number of reasons, however the number one cause of broken clocks is lack of care.
A regular service can ensure the clock is properly oiled, lubricated and repaired.
Unlike popular belief and various internet polls, the swinging of a pendulum is not strictly decided by weight. Whilst many think adding additional weight will increase the swing time of your pendulum, this is in fact incorrect.
No pendulum clock can swing continuously forever because the system will eventually lose energy on account of friction.
The glass on clocks faces can be replaced, however, it may take longer to source the correct glass shape and style.
Often causes of a “broken” pendulum clock could be down to a simple movement, an accidental bump or knock could cause the clock to jump out of sync, meaning its not broken at all. Having an expert evaluate this for you will take less than 10 minutes.
If you’d like to have your precious antique timepieces restored and properly serviced, feel free to visit our workshop.
If you’re visiting us from the Cardiff area you’ll be able to take the A470 through the Valleys, your journey won’t take longer than 45 minutes (traffic depending!) and you’ll be with us in our Aberdare workshop where all our bespoke repairs and restorations are conducted.
You’ll guarantee to receive the best service at Tic Toc Clock Repairs, therefore if you’re travelling from the busy City Centre of Cardiff, the Bay or the outskirts of Whitchurch and more, feel free to come visit at your earlier convenience!
We also offer a delivery service within certain locations on larger clocks that you are unable to transport yourself, so nothing can stop you restoring your magnificent pieces!