Upcycled Clocks

Vintage clocks given a fresh makeover


My aim is simple, to stop old unwanted clocks being thrown to the landfill. Upcycling perfectly good products can help the environment.

If possible, I repair the clock and keep the original mechanical movement. Any unused old parts are recycled or sold to other horologists

Etsy store

At present all my upcycled clocks can be found on my Etsy store and eBay. The clocks are CHEAPER on Etsy as they have lower fees.

Clocks normally available from approximately £69 to £150+. All prices include economy delivery to mainland UK


If you have an OLD CLOCK that would benefit from my attention, please get in touch. Commissions gratefully accepted – prices from around £75.

My aim is to use as much of the original clock as possible – anything unusable is recycled.

Clockwork to Quartz conversion service

I have now started to accept clocks for conversion from CLOCKWORK movements to modern, quiet, quartz AA battery movements. This service is available now from my Etsy store. It’s a simple process, just send me the clock, I then remove the clockwork mechanism and replace it with a quartz movement. Whenever possible I retain all the original hands, glass, dial and bezel. I guarantee full communication throughout the entire process. Once completed, your converted battery powered clock is returned to you using Royal Mail 1st Class SIGNED FOR service.

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Vintage Clocks for sale

All the upcycled clocks shown below are either currently for sale or have recently been sold on ETSY. All these clocks were originally manufactured in the 1950’s or 60’s – sometime even earlier. Each vintage clock has been given a unique makeover giving it a retro / contemporary style all of it’s own. Sometimes we manage to repair and regulate the original clockwork movement – other times we have to replace it with a modern quartz (AA battery) mechanism. Please visit our store today and browse dozens of upcycled clocks for sale

Smith’s 8 Day mantel clock makeover

This clock arrived like so many other from the 1950’s and 60’s. The mechanical movement was not working but thanfully repairable. The casing was chipped with peeling varnish. With a little bit of hard work this precise clock has had a full makeover. Two tone paint scheme (chosen by the customer), original hands, glass, bezel and chapter ring. The mechanical movement has been cleaned and regulated giving a more than reasonable +/- 2 mins per day.

A family heirloom Smith's Mantel clock given a makeover. Repainted in Apple Green and Cream.

Upcycled German Mantel Clock from the 1920’s

An imposing mantel clock dating back to the 1920’s made in Germany by H.A.C. The clockwork movement in this clock was unfortunately beyond economical repair. I have applied a contemporary slate blue paint over whilst maintaining the marquetry detailing. The original glass and brass bezel look good with these new hands. The broken mechanical movement was exchanged for a modern AA battery quartz movement providing accurate, almost silent time keeping for many years to come. This upcycled clock is a statement piece and would look great in a dining room, lounge or hallway

A German clock from the 1920's upcycled and repainted. This clock has also been converted to quartz AA battery movement

Video of recent clock restorations / makeovers

Conversion to modern Skeleton Quartz movements

Below are two examples of recently upcycled clocks – given a major makeover. These clocks had face / dial damage that was pretty well beyond economical repair. In this instance the easiest options was to cut out the dial area and insert a modern, stylish skeleton quartz clock movement.

A stylish Art Deco styled clock upcycled and converted to battery. A nice new skeleton movement has been fitted

Smiths 8 Day Mantel Clock

Mechanism damaged beyond economical repair. Case sanded, mechanism removed and recycled. New quartz, battery, skeleton movement added. This clock and many like it our available now from my Etsy store

A Napolean Hat mantel clock upcycled and converted to battery. A nice new skeleton movement has been fitted with matching PINK hands

Raspberry Ripple Clock

An old, unloved Napolean Hat syle clock with mechanism missing half it’s components. Case sanded and dial removed. New quartz, battery, skeleton movement added.


About me

I have been interested in clocks since a young boy. Currently studying with the British Horological Institute – my aim is to REPAIR and UPCYCLE as many clocks as possible. Every clock saved from the landfill puts a smile on my face. Have a look at some recently upcycled clocks. Remember – you can send me an old broken clock for upcycling – from just £35. My other interest for over two decades as been SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) – ensuring website’s ranking in Google and other search engines > more here Tristan Haskins SEO Consultant

Contact mecontact@clocksupcycled.co.uk

Tristan Haskins with his family

Tristan Haskins – Clocks Upcycled

Hunstanton – UK – PE36 6DW