The name of Clive Allan has long been synonymous with the restoration and refurbishment of timepieces, particularly in the world of watch repairs, where we use our own horologists to care for manual, automatic and quartz models. With clock repairs, we put even more care into our services. Experience tells us that customers in Caterham, Crawley, Dorking and East Grinstead will often have had a clock passed down to them from an older generation.
Clive Allan and our sister shop in Reigate, Village Jewellers, recognise the sentimental attachments that visitors from the surrounding Surrey and Sussex areas have with their clocks. It is only right that our horologists treat them with same standards of love and attention, and that’s exactly what makes us the region’s trusted choice for clock repairs.
There isn’t a clock that we can’t turn our skills to. Clive Allen and Village Jewellers are two of just a small handful of companies in the Caterham, Crawley, Dorking and East Grinstead areas with the ability to work on grandfather and antique clocks. If you have an unusual item, we can perform the clock repairs needed to restore its condition. Our horologists also work on wall and mantle clocks, and even on traditional cuckoo clocks that no longer work.
Whether your timepiece is currently at home, in an office or a workplace, we promise to provide you with a full and professional restoration at a fair and affordable price.
A service is a periodic clean and examination, much like the one performed on your car, which corrects normal wear and provides fresh lubrication. Because all clocks are so markedly different, we assess each one on its individual merits before start work but always adhere to the service schedule and interval specified by the manufacturer. After checking for faults and noting them down, we strip the piece to look for signs of internal damage.
These checks help us in identifying the need for further imperfections, such as mainspring failure or the presence of hairline cracks. Our horologists deal with all matters related to everyday wear professionally, and thoroughly degrease, lubricate and reassemble the item before putting it through stringent testing to ensure it runs exactly how it should.
The parts of a clock wear quickly because they are in constant contact with each other. This is normal but, without a regular service, those parts wear sooner and leave the owner in need of clock repairs. We advise our Caterham, Crawley, Dorking, East Grinstead, Surrey and Sussex customers that any type of rectification falls under the category of a repair, and prices for our repair services fluctuate based on the age, size, condition and model.
Our initial evaluation takes the availability of spare parts and components into account and, if we can’t source what you need, we can usually still help by having them made by hand. Naturally, bespoke clock repairs of this kind tend to be a little more expensive, but keeping your timepiece in good order represents what we believe to be the very best in value.