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We are located on the north end of Cheshire Bridge Road, one block south of the I-85 overpass,  between the cross streets of Sheridan Road and
Chantilly Road.

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The earliest clocks relied on shadows cast by the sun, so they were not useful in cloudy weather or at night. They also required recalibration as the seasons changed if the gnomon wasn’t aligned with the Earth's axis. The first clock with an escapement mechanism dates back to ancient Greece in the 3rd century B.C.E.. Later in the 11th century, Arabic engineers invented water clocks driven by gears and weights.

Mechanical clocks employing a verge escapement mechanism appeared in Europe at the turn of the 14th century, and soon became the standard timekeeping device until the spring-powered clock and pocket watch came on the scene in the 16th century. By the 18th century, the pendulum clock had been invented. The 20th century brought quartz crystal oscillators. Walter G. Cady built the first one in 1921. In 1969, Seiko produced the world's first quartz wristwatch. Because of their low production cost and accuracy, they have become common possessions.

The National Bureau of Standards based the time standard of the United States on quartz clocks from late 1929 until the 1960s, when it changed to atomic clocks. Atomic clocks are more accurate than any other timekeeping device, and today clockmakers use them to calibrate other clocks.

Read about carriage clocks.
Read about ogee clocks.

Read about grandfather clocks.
Find out what's inside a clock.
Learn how to move a large clock.

Learn how to regulate a pendulum clock.
Learn how to correct for Daylight Saving Time.
Read set-up instructions for Hermle Clock Movements.
Read operating instructions for Hermle Clock Movements. Learn about replacing a Hermle Clock Movement.
Learn what to know before purchasing an antique clock.

Howard Banjo wall clock

Download Printable Instructions for the Hermle Movement

 We service a variety of antique and modern clocks.

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Ansonia
Birge
Boston
Bulova
Chelsea
Colonial
Fashion
Forestville
General Electric
Gilbert
Gustav Becker
Hamburg American
Howard
Ingraham
International Time Recorder
Jefferson Golden Hour
Krober
LeCoultre Atmos
L’Epee
National
New Haven
Pam
Ridgeway
Sessions
Seth Thomas
Telechron
Terry
United
Waterbury
Willard
and more...
Altobel Antonio
Bulova

Hermle Movements

Hönes Cuckoo

Howard Miller

Loricron

Rhythm/Small World

Clock Care Tips

To many people, clocks are like members of their family.

 

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