links on the left will transport you to pages that detail the typical
work performed in restoring various timepieces.
All work performed by Historic Timekeepers is warranted for a period of one
year. In order to provide such a warranty, we only do
"complete" work, taking no short cuts. You can see
examples not only of our finished products, but also of the methods we
use to produce individual parts.
Currently, pages are online for: making a
balance staff, making a spring detent for
a chronometer, making a replacement gear
for a clock and making a bimetallic
balance for a pocket chronometer.
We will not accept requests to "just change the
mainspring" or such. If a timepiece needs to be serviced, it
needs complete servicing (see our Pricing Policy) It needs to be completely torn down and
each component inspected and renewed. The only exception to this
is our custom parts service, used
primarily by other professionals.
For those who are interested, you can take a tour
of my shop. That page is provided for those who would like to
assess my capabilities or are just curious about horological equipment
If the work you require does not "fit" in one of these
categories, use the information below to contact me.
This year I several received requests to make
corrections to several aircraft clocks under warranty. I would
have done, except the work was not mine. Apparently there is
someone very active on eBay using a similar sounding business name and a
website that is similar in layout to mine. While I am flattered,
this causes problems for those who use and or collect aircraft
clocks. Every piece I service is recorded in my invoicing system
and is tagged with my service label, as well as the mainspring barrel is
marked in pen with the date and location of where the mainspring was
last serviced. Also, you the customer will have an invoice/receipt
from Historic Timekeepers, Inc.
I cannot be responsible for someone else's work.