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Clock Repairs and Quartz Conversions

Welcome to ClocksUpcycled. We offer a Nationwide service for Clockwork to Quartz Clock Conversions and Quartz Clock Repairs. More details below.

Clocks Professionally Converted to Quartz movements

We offer the following Nationwide services:

  1. Clock REPAIRS. For broken battery powered (quartz) clocks please use the quartz clock repair service. All the original features of your clock are retained – reworking the existing hands to fit the new movement. More details on this battery clock repair service here. This nationwide service is available from £30
  2. Clocks CONVERTED to Quartz. This is the clock conversion service available from £50. Your broken / unrepairable clockwork clock is installed with a modern, quiet quartz (battery) movement. It is even possible to add Westminster Chimes to your clock during the conversion process. The Clockwork to Quartz Conversion service is also available for Longcase clocksconverting Grandfather Clocks to battery from just £95
  3. Classic Car Clocks REPAIRED / CONVERTED to Quartz. This is the vintage car clock repair service. A relatively new service that has been very well received by several Classic Car Owner’s Clubs. More details on the Car Clock Conversion Service. An average price for a classic car clock conversion is £90-£115
  4. VINTAGE Clock Makeover. We take your old clock and give it some serious TLC. The average price for a complete strip down, re-paint (new colour scheme if required), polish glass & metalwork AND convert to Quartz (battery) is £90-£150. More details on this clock makeover service here
  5. Clock SALES (Vintage Clock Store) – We take old broken, unloved clocks and give them some TLC and often a contemporary makeover. You can find a small selection of recently upcycled vintage clocks for sale in the online SHOP.

Important note – whenever possible all effort is made to re-work and re-use the ORIGINAL hands, dial, glass, bezel etc. The aim is to keep the clock looking as it always has – adding new external components changes things too much and the clock loses it’s character.

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Just a few of the clocks currently for sale in the ClocksUpcycled Shop

Clockwork to Battery – Vintage Clock Conversions

Send me your vintage clock for conversion from CLOCKWORK movements to modern, quiet, quartz AA battery movements. 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 (99% of the time) 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 ready for years of hassle free timekeeping.

A Recent Conversion incorporating Westminster Chimes

Something we’ve wanted to do for years is to add a quartz movement with Westminster Chimes. The problem was – to be blunt – there weren’t any good ones at a reasonable price. Not anymore – these new Seiko movements are very realistic – a lovely deep mellow sound. More details on converting a Westminster Chime clock to battery here.

Clocks Recently Converted to Battery

The clocks shown in the gallery below are all examples of mechanical clocks that have been sent to me for conversion to a modern quartz movement. The difficult part of this conversion is keeping the original hands. The style of the hands installed on vintage clocks account for a great deal of their personality and charm. 95% of the time I can keep the original hands – generally after a bit of modification. This way – the returned clock look, from the outside at least – the same as it did 75 years ago. THe first clock shown below now only looked the same as it did in the 1950’s – it also sounded the same. This clock utilised the new Seiko Quartz movement with Winchester Chimes – a lovely mellow sound, something we’re going to use much more.

Vintage Clock Makeovers

All the Clocks shown below have all undertaken some sort of Up-Cycling. From a simple clean and re-paint – to a full makeover and conversion to Quartz. 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. Unfortunately – a majority of the time, due to budget restraints, I have to replace it with a modern quartz (AA battery) mechanism. If you have an old family heirloom clock that you think would benefit from a makeover – please contact me to start a commission. The average price for a strip down, re-paint, polish glass and metalwork AND convert to Quartz (battery) movement is £90-£150. In all cases I try to maintain the character of the old clock – reusing the original glass, bezel, dial and, importantly, hands.

DIY Clock Conversion anyone?

If you want to try it yourself – please pop over to our DIY Clock Conversion page with a range of Quartz Clock Movement Kits – everything thing you need to either build or convert a clock.

Get in touch today

If you have a clock that needs converting to BATTTERY please get in touch today If you’re on a mobile phone – please use the WhatsApp button at the bottom of the screen.

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