Chapel Hill Antique Clock Repair

in Chapel Hill, NC

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Clock repair, especially for an antique piece, should often be left to a professional. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Patricia B. of Ferndale, Mich.)

Clock repair

Delicate timepieces require professional clock repair. Whether your clock needs a thorough cleaning and complete overhaul or simply needs to be reset, contact a professional to do the job right.

Experts recommend professional clock cleaning every two to three years to keep the movement in good condition. (Photo by Gilbert Boucher)
Clock Repair

To preserve their value and keep clocks running accurately and working as they should, it’s important to have routine maintenance performed every two to four years.

Clock Repair reviews in Chapel Hill


This clock is a family heirloom and this is its fourth move. It had not been wound for months. Staff removed the works and chimes and packaged them securely for the moving company. After the move they unpacked it, cleaned the works, lubricated them, reassembled them, wound the clock, and set it running. They told us a few details about the make and condition of the clock.
- Barbara T.

The whole process was very smooth.
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called in less time than he had originally anticipated the work would take. I was very pleased with his services and would highly recommend him to anybody needing expert care for a clock.
- Mike G.

We are new to Florida and were very leery about taking our family heirloom wall clock to just anyone.
My Grandfather built this clock 40 years ago and it holds a lot of sentimental value.
Based on Angie's List referral we chose
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I dropped off the clock and instantly knew they would take great care of the clock.
Their attention to detail and delicate handling of the clock put my mind at ease.
They called a few days later with a quote for repair and the clock was ready a week later.
I picked up the clock and was thrilled to see the clock working perfectly, and I had a watch battery replaced.
The clock is working beautifully and we are am thrilled.

- Sallyanne 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.
- tom C.

.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
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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.
- Gordon L.

Went great, highly recommend
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. 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.
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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.
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- Darren B.

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.

All Antique Clock Repair in Chapel Hill, NC

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Brown's Clock Shop

2308 Wake Forest Rd

Bryan's Onsite Touchup and Repair

Onsite work only


6853 W Lake Anne Dr

Clock Wise

6675 Falls of Neuse Rd



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