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Two Metamec Wall Clocks Repaired

The customer had these two broken 1950/60’s Metamec Kitchen Wall Clocks. The brief was to replace the movements while ensuring the original HANDS were re-used. The customer did not want replacement hands fitting as they are a massive part of these clocks character and style.

Photos of Clocks BEFORE repair

The photos below show the two broken clocks as received. The old movements are unrepairable so the task started with the careful removal of the broken mechanisms. To do this each clocks is “split” to remove the front glass and out bezel leaving just the dial and dial pan. After this – the trickiest part – removing the original hands WITHOUT damaging them – remember – we MUST keep those for fitting to the new movement

Metamec Clocks AFTER repair

The photos below are the two Metamec wall clocks AFTER the new movements have been fitted. As you can see – the original hands have been refitted to the new movements after a little “fettling” to get them to securely fit.

Video of Repaired Quartz Clocks

About Metamec Clocks

Metamec was a renowned British clockmaker that gained popularity for its stylish and innovative designs, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. Their wall clocks from this era are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Metamec wall clocks of the 1950s and 60s typically featured sleek and modernist designs, often characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes, and bold colors. They were crafted using high-quality materials such as wood, metal, and plastic, reflecting the design aesthetics of the mid-century modern era.

One distinctive feature of Metamec clocks was their use of high-quality clock movements, which ensured accurate timekeeping and durability. Many models also incorporated innovative features such as electric movements, which were cutting-edge at the time.

These clocks were not only functional timepieces but also served as stylish decor pieces, adding a touch of mid-century flair to any interior space. Their timeless designs continue to captivate collectors today, making Metamec wall clocks cherished vintage treasures.

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