Horological repair, restoration and machining
A brief and simplified explanation of a clock repair
Your movement goes through the first of two cleanings (ultrasonically or by hand when appropriate).
The movement is inspected as a whole, functions verified and faults corrected.
I disassemble the movement 100% and inspect under magnification with intense scrutiny for areas needing additional manual cleaning and final repairs.
The individual components are cleaned a second time and again under magnification inspected for cleanliness and integrity.
Then I meticulously reassemble the clock, testing functionality of assemblies and sub-assemblies. Lubrication is carried out along the way.
After final adjustments and initial timing checks, the dial and hands are assembled.