Rancho Cucamonga Antique Clock Repair

in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

27
Antique Clock Repair are
in Rancho Cucamonga

9
Antique Clock Repair in Rancho Cucamonga
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tom C.
"We brought our clock in for repair/cleaning in late January. We were told it could take up to 3 months to complete. It is now early October and they have not started on it yet. We called" several times over the past 8 months and were told each time that it would take about another month to complete. When we called last week, the owner said he could not give a time when we could expect it back and suggested we pretend we don't actually have a clock. That way, when it is finally completed, we will be excited to have one that works. When we called again today, he said that there are still 20 clocks in line in front of it so we have decided to just pick it back up. We understand that it can be tough to accurately estimate the amount of work in-house, but to be off by over 6 months seems unusual. We suspect that they are not comfortable with this kind of clock and are focusing on easier repair and cleaning jobs. It would have been helpful if they had just said that up front.
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Gordon L.
".I was actually reassured by the shop -- it's on the second floor in an area of Louisville known as 'colorful', which means that the restaurants have dishes with ingredients" usually found in livestock feed. The shop itself is a throwback to the Fifties (which is about -- I'm guessing -- the last time it was cleaned or dusted); tools, parts, and clocks in profusion and disarray, fly-speckled ads for items long sold or out of production, and clam-colored sunlight tinted by the dusty windows. It's the kind of shop where, despite appearances, quality work is usually done. Because, after all, such shops don't usually last if they don't. However, to my dismay, after retrieving my clocks, I wound them to test them. The older, the one hundred plus year old mantle clock of my parents', ran for exactly two windings, and stopped dead. And, coincidentally probably, my wall clock lasted five windings, and stopped as well. I dropped off both clocks, and explained what had happened. My story was given a reception that was just on the
of outright rudeness, and was obviously thought to be somewhat afield of the truth. A disgruntled and grunted "We'll look into it" was the extent of communications, until I received a telephone call that could only be described as terse and brittle. It informed me that my clocks were ready, and that it had been three months, and to come and get them. I replied that I had been waiting for a call from THEM, but was abruptly told that ALL customers are to call the shop two weeks after drop-off to check on progress. Rather than prolong a conversation with little hope of positive aspects, I replied that I would be in later that day. The 'phone on the other end was slammed down. I arrived to pick up the clocks, and was told that "....nothing was wrong with 'em, so they didn't do anything to 'em." I was (and am still) amazed. "Then what happened to them? Why did they stop running after they were supposedly cleaned and repaired?" "How should I know? They ran all right for me!" I was then informed that the charge was forty-five dollars. Each. "What? You didn't do anything, and you want NINETY DOLLARS? For WHAT?" "For you leaving them here for three months." I'll tell you how I reacted in a moment, but first I want to relate something that happened when I got the clocks home (and before I made arrangements for them to be examined by a responsible horologist). I put the wall clock in its usual place, and opened the front to wind it -- and a stinking miasma of stale cigarette smoke wafted out. Which might explain some of the problems. I might also mention that the next day I took both clocks to an expert horologist (in another, larger city) with more than thirty-five years experience, and who works on nothing except for mechanical clock movements. I explained exactly what had happened, and he said, "Well, let's take a look!" He proceeded to take the clock faces off, and pointed out that the mechanisms still had dirt and old oil on them, and the screws still had dirt in the screw heads, which meant that they had never been disassembled. He started the works on the century old clock, and pointed out that the ends of the shafts oscillated unsteadily in the mounting holes, showing that they hadn't been replaced for years. "At most", he said. "The last guy put a few drops of oil in the works." I had suspected this when I had picked up the clocks from Hunter, but it was nice to have it confirmed by a professional. It was because of this that when Hunter said, unsmilingly, "Ninety dollars", I considered my options, and gave him one hundred dollars, and told him to keep the change. Here, at the twilight of his career, I hope he remembers the time when he was efficient and capable, and that he'll now remember being tipped for being slovenly, discourteous, and incompetent.
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Darren B.
"Went great, highly recommend
. Price was competitive, no angies list discount given, but the service was outstanding. We needed to have a grandfather clock" moved without a lot of notice.
returned our call on the weekend, and came out on a sunday to move the clock. Got everything set up, walked us through all the care and maintenance (our first grandfather clock, which is a hand-me-down). Great guy, we'll be using them for all future service or repair on this or other clocks, as well as recommending them to family and friends. Thanks
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Rancho Cucamonga Clock Repair Articles

Clock Repair reviews in Rancho Cucamonga

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For an antique grandmother clock, they come to the house and I usually have a couple of small clocks waiting for them. They do routine maintenance on all of my old clocks, and have done repairs on a few that have not run in years and are now happily ticking. For small clocks, I usually got to their location.
- Marjorie C.
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My grandfather clock is ~ 25 years old and has only been serviced twice (my bad.) The chimes had stopped working a few months ago and I planned to call for service. Then the movement stopped and I checked Angie's List for a local repairman. I called and
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(owner) offered to come out that day (very surprising - thought I'd have to wait weeks!) but I was busy. We scheduled an appointment for several days later.
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showed up on time, asked a few questions about the clock and got to work disassembling it. We chatted as he worked and he explained that most manufacturers recommend lubricating every 2 years - he thinks it could go 3-4. He explained how he could tell from the serial number when the clock was made and other details (including that
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clocks made for a period of time in the early '90s had some problems with the chimes.) Luckily, my clock wasn't in that group. He said that the movements eventually wear and showed some pieces that had some play in them. They are still working, but recommended if they do stop to just replace the entire movement would be easier and cost would be about the same. Regular cleaning and lubrication keeps the clock working and you could expect to get 30 years out of a clock like mine. He disassembled the clock taking out the pendulum, chime weights, clock face, and clock movement. He inspected each piece, cleaned and oiled. After reassembling he stayed for a little while to make sure that the clock was operating and the chimes were striking as they should. He said he would send me a reminder card for service when due. Overall, I think
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did a great job, he explained everything he did, didn't make recommendations for additional costly repairs that weren't warranted, was available for service quickly, and the cost was very reasonable - a little less than I expected to pay. Highly recommend his service.
- Joanne S.
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Excellent job!
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was responsive and professional. After fixing the clock and oiling it, it worked for about 25 minutes and then stopped. I called
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and he returned the call within the hour and walked me through the corrective actions. After repeating the steps a few times, the clock is now working like a charm.
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explained that the oil needed to work through the gear mechanism to work. He was right! He also provided me with instructions on maintenance of the clock, including how to wind it, how to move the hands and how to change the chime settings.
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then called me the next day to see if the clock was working. Excellent service! I highly recommend him!
- Patricia M.
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Be careful This guy is a fast talker. Talks a lot. A lot. I know I over paid. Be careful. His game is to talk a lot and get you pulled in. I would absolutely positively never recommend him to anyone. He worked h****** getting me be buy a whole new mechanism...and you know what i did. $1,000.

- Perry D.
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My watch isn't high-end, but I like to support local business, and replacing a battery when the case is a little tricky to open is something I'm happy to leave to professionals. I also hate having to park and hike into a mall kiosk. However, $12 is still a quarter of the cost of the watch itself (MSRP, I paid about $30 online) and they told me to come back the next day - when I'd dropped it off at about 3 p.m. I guess my little watch isn't worth prioritizing over the Rolexes and Omegas. I won't prioritize giving them my business at their current prices and wait time.
- Christopher F.
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The entire process took a year from pickup to delivery. He claimed he had to fabricate a part in his shop for the grandmother clock. The grandmother clock runs fast, and gains an hour or so per week, making it useless. The antique wall clock hour hand broke when I was winding it and is now a wall decoration.
I called several times to arrange a followup service which has not been done as of the date of this review.
I have hired another clockmaker to repair the clocks.
- Anne G.
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My husband called
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, since we hadn't heard a response after contacting through Angie's List.
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was very responsive on the phone and set up an appointment to come to our home and check out our grandfather clock, which was not operating and chiming like it should. When
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came over, he went right to business, commenting on the quality and age of the clock, as well as the problem and fix in a very understandable way.
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has been in this business many, many years and knows grandfather clocks. He even took a look at our much older mantel clock at no extra cost, and did not try to sell us. He did tell us what it would cost to put a new movement in there, which sounded reasonable to us, but he did not encourage the service anytime soon. He told us to enjoy it for a while just the way it was.
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was full of information about clocks and very eager to answer our questions.
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is a professional, but is also a very personable and friendly. He is definitely worth a call to, because his expertise is very evident. We plan to continue with
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in the future with both our grandfather and mantel clocks.

- Lindsey F.

All Antique Clock Repair in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Armentrout's Antiques

2185 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA

Assura Public Relations

335 N Brookhurst St
Anaheim, CA

Clock Emporium

PO Box 9750
Glendale, CA

Douglas Sharpe

15130 Brookhurst St
Westminster, CA

farmers insurance

325 N. Second ave suite L
Upland, CA

GOLBERG RESTORATION CO

1484 ½ S ROBERTSON BLVD
Los Angeles, CA

GRANDMA DARLING'S ANTIQUE MALL

1819 Redondo Avenue
Signal Hill, CA

Harry A Eberhardt & Son Inc

2010 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA

Hopkins Jewelers

4304 W. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA

J & L Fine Jewelry

1823 Ximeno Ave
Long Beach, CA

J EDGAR ANDERSON FURNITURE

26012 Tourelle Pl
Valencia, CA

John's Watch Repair

6748 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA

PERFECT TYME

100 N GLENDORA AVE
Glendora, CA

PRESTIGE CLOCK REPAIR

5462 OCEANUS DR
Huntington Beach, CA

Regency Jewelry Co Inc

8129 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA

Richard Raponis Sharpening Service

10872 2nd st
Victorville, CA

Steve's Clock Repair

12429 Glennaire Way
Victorville, Ca

The Clock Man

205 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA

The Clock Specialist

4304 W Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA

The Tick Tock Shop

5664 Caguenga Blvd
North Hollywood, CA

TIMEMASTERS & MORE

3131 Artesia Blvd
Torrance, CA

VILICICH WATCH & CLOCK REPAIR

714 S WEYMOUTH AVE
San Pedro, CA
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