Clock Repair and Restoration Services

Clock Parts

Our Expertise

Discover our comprehensive clock repair and restoration services at Palm Beach Clock Repair. As an authorized warranty service rep for Howard Miller and Ridgeway, we specialize in servicing all types of clocks, including antique, mechanical, wall, mantel, and Atoms clocks.

Howard Miller Clocks

Palm Beach Clock Repair knows that your Howard Miller clock is important to you and understand that the sentimental value more often than not outweighs the monetary value. Our expert watchmakers strive to make sure your clock can be worn for many years to come.

Not only can we take preemptive measures to keep your clock running for a long time, but we can restore clocks that have seen better days. We are willing to hunt for rare parts. We have done many repairs that others have given up on. No job is too big or too small and we can do any repair on any clock. Our repairs can be as simple as a battery change, pin replacement, or band replacement, and can be as complicated as a dial refinish, a band/case polish, movement clean and overhaul and even a complete restoration.

Ridgeway Clocks

Palm Beach Clock Repair is a Factory Authorized Service Center for the Ridgeway Clock Company.    From its very first beginning Ridgeway has stayed with its traditional concept: The manufacture of quality mechanical clocks. This has proved successful and it is no surprise, that today Ridgeway Clocks are known as “the heartbeat of the home” around the country.

We have service technicians in the following areas who make house calls for your Ridgeway grandfather or floor clock. Many wall clocks are too large to easily transport, so we will make house calls for these as well.

Atmos Clocks

How to place your Atmos clock?

To ensure the best operating conditions, please place your Atmos clock on an absolutely stable horizontal surface, where there is no risk of vibration or shock. Once started, the clock should not be moved: cleaning the cabinet or the base should be carried out without handling or moving the clock. To set your Atmos clock to the right time (including the summer/winter time change), move the minute hand forward with one finger. Note: never turn the minute hand anti-clockwise and never touch the hour hand. Make sure that the balance is locked before setting your clock.

Moving or transporting an Atmos

It is of vital importance that your Atmos clock balance, which is suspended from an extremely fine wire, be locked before any transportation. This includes small moves within an apartment, as well as for setting the time. To do so, push the balance blocking lever to the right up to the thrust stop. This locking procedure must be carried out in clockwise manner (from left to right) when the balance wheel stops, before oscillating back in the opposite direction. For transporting your clock, please use the complete original packaging. If you do not have this, please request one rom an authorized boutique, or from Palm Beach Clock Repair.

What is a complete service for an Atmos / a vintage clock?

A complete service of an Atmos or a vintage clock is recommended once its precision begins to show substantial variations. This interval can vary in terms of the ambient humidity or air pollution, as well as its operating conditions (stability).

A complete service includes the following operations:

  • Complete dismantling of the entire clock
  • Cleaning of the cabinet
  • Cleaning, reassembling, oiling and adjusting of movement (replacement of used components)
  • Final controls

A complete service takes 5 to 10 weeks and entitles you to a 36-month guarantee as of the inspection date on all work carried out and parts replaced.The cost of the service will depend on the clock’s complexity.
Please contact Palm Beach Clock Repair at 561-329-7598 for more details

Mantel Clocks

Mantel Clock Repair

If your mantel clock needs servicing or repair, you’ve come to the right place. We can provide routine maintenance, mantel clock cleaning and even complete mantel clock restoration for antique mantel clocks. Caring for your antique mantel clocks is very important. Trust the expertise of Palm Beach Clock Repair with over 75 years of experience in clock repair and clock restoration. We primarily service Palm Beach and Martin Counties in South Florida. Contact us today and let us help with your mantel clock repair needs quickly and at an affordable price.

A little historical background on mantel clocks:

Of many clock types invented hundreds of years ago, the mantle clock is one of the most universally still used today, though largely as a decorative piece than as a necessity for keeping track of time.

In fact, many of us were probably familiarized with mantle clocks from an extremely young age, as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features one prominently as a main character (his name is Cogsworth, in case you were wondering!).Not surprisingly, mantle clocks get their name from their placement in most households, which is on a small shelf or mantle about the fireplace – of course, you can keep yours wherever you like!

This particular type of clock can trace its origins back to the mid 18th century in France, where the works became increasingly ornate and used as a staple in upscale home décor among the wealthy. Materials like porcelain and wood, and eve precious metals, were carved and sculpted into complex designs that would house the timepiece itself.

The inner workings of the mantle clock differed from others at the time, especially wall clocks, which hung up and had their movement resting upon the back side (wall side). In mantle clocks, however, the bottom base of the clock housed the movement for the piece.

In the 1790’s, a Boston resident, Simon Willard, began to produce a line of shelf clocks at his renowned workshop on Roxbury Street. The clocks themselves caught on, and were designed simply enough to be affordable to the general public.

Willard wanted his clocks to be able to run for longer before needing rewound, so he came up with an extended base that allowed his clocks to run for up to a week before needing to be wound.

Mantle clocks themselves are weight driven, as was common for clocks of many varieties then. Willard also had the clever idea to make the pendulum available for length adjustments via a hole in the casing of the clock, meaning that minor adjustments could be performed by anyone and without the need to dismantle (no pun intended) the clock itself!

Today, most of us keep time with our phones, as even the way of watches has diminished significantly in recent years, but the mantle clock can still be seen in residences across the country and across the world.

Compared to other older mechanical clocks – like the grandfather clock, cuckoo clock, etc. – mantle clocks are relatively inexpensive. Plus they come in such a wide range of styles that just about anything can find something that will fit in with the rest of their house and décor.

While the production of Willard’s clocks may have died down in the early to mid-nineteenth century, the derivatives of his distinctive line still live on today.