I used to hang around my grandfather's clock shop when I was young, between the ages of 5 and 13. About the age of 8 he gave
me my first clock to work on, a Big Ben Westclox Style 1a. Taught me how to tear it apart. By the time I was 10, I was servicing
many different clocks, but not repairing any of them; he did that part. Around 12 I was repairing many of the common ailments
and I discovered girls and well, drifted away from the clock making hobby/profession. About 5 years ago I rediscovered my old
hobby and started to work mainly on watches; restoring and reselling them. Never thought about getting into the Big and Baby
Bens again. Then I stumbled onto them and started where I left off. Luckily, I did not forget any of the things my grandfather
taught me. I am constantly improving my skills and adding to my tooling inventory. Even though my work is considered to be
very good by many other clockmakers and sellers, I still feel I have a ways to go. And, that is the way it should be, constantly
learning and improving. Hopefully, one day I will be as good as my grandfather.
If you are willing to entrust your clock to me, I will produce results beyond your expectations. I hope this information has assisted
you and am thankful for you reading this far. I feel it is important for the consumer to understand the amount of work and skills
required to service and repair a clock. I understand there are clocks being sold for much less that what I sell them for, but
guarantee the work and final product is several levels above the others. Once you get one of my restoration into your hands and
compare it with the others, you will see what I am talking about. I am not conceited, but have had so many confirmations of my
skills compared to the others.
As time goes by I will build a website dedicated to the restoration or these old clocks. Try to cover everything from opening the
clock, removing the hands, servicing and repairing them.
Any questions or comments can be addressed to Jimmy@cloxmonkey.com