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
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 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 retro 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.
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
Video of recent clock restorations / makeovers
Conversion to modern Skeleton Quartz movements
Below are two example of 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.
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
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.
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.
Contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tristan Haskins – Clocks Upcycled
Hunstanton – UK – PE36 6DW