Examples of recent Clocks Upcycled

A variety of sizes, styles and colours. All these clocks have been converted to battery and given a retro / contemporary makeover

Just a few examples of some of my recent vintage clock makeovers. I do my very best to retain the style of the clock and as many original parts as possible. Any unrepairable mechanical movements beyond repair are used in-house for spares or sold on eBay or ETSY for spares or repair. As much as possible of every clock is UPCYCLED – anything left over is recycled or sold for spares or repair.

Vintage clocks given a new lease of life

A beautiful Smiths Art Deco clock upcycled & converted to quartz

Example of an art deco mantle clock upcycled by ClocksUpcycled. Sky blue case with cream accent. Clock makeovers available now

This stylish Smiths 8 day clock was beyond repair so needed complete upcycled. Case cleaned, sanded and repainted in a robust satin sky blue. The mechanical movement has been recycled for spare parts. Once removed we replaced the old clockwork movement with a modern quartz (battery) movement. We managed to retain the original dial, glass, bezel and hands. Why not send me your vintage clock for a makeover – pop over to my Etsy store for more information.

Smith’s 8 Day Mantel Clock – two tone makeover

A family heirloom given a mechanical service and a full two colour makeover. This lovely Smith’s 8 Day Mantel Clock dates back to the 1950’s. The customer sent it to me in a non-working state with no key or pendulum. The case was a dark wood – typical for that period. The customer chose the apple green and antique cream colours from a choice of over 25 available. The clock’s mechanical movement was cleaned, oiled and regulated. It’s now back with the customer taking pride of place on the family fireplace.

Another Smiths clock makeover – purple, black & gold

Another example of an upcycled clock. This one is a Smiths 8 day clock converted to battery movement and painted in purple with gold accents to match the black and gold dial

Another example of an upcycled 1950’s classic mantle clock. This one is a Smiths 8 day clock converted to battery movement and painted in purple with gold accents to match the black and gold dial. The mechanical movement was sold on eBay for spares or repair. The orginal hour & minutes hands, glass, bezel and clock face were all upcycled – the second hand is new.

Clock Makeover to a pastel yellow & grey

This clock has been repainted in pastel yellow and grey and converted to a battery operated movement
The inside of the clock showing the new quartz AA battery mechanism.

My aim is always to maintain as much of the original clock as possible. This clock has the original hour and minute hand, glass, bexel and dial. The dial and bezel all shows signs of age, but that’s what makes each and every clock unique. Remember you can send me your clock for a makeover from just £75. You can choose up to two colours.

Smiths Sectric Clocks given retro makeover

These two Smiths Sectric (main electric) clocks from the 1950’s have been converted to AA battery and given a fresh makeover. The grey clock maintains it’s original hands with the addition of a new second hand. I also managed to keep the original clock dial and bezel. The cream clock had to be fitted with NEW hands but maintains the original clock glass, chapter ring and bezel.

Some more examples of vintage clocks given makeovers

Raspberry Ripple (quartz upcycle)

Napolean Hat clock painted purple & pink. Converted to AA battery

Smiths Mantel Clock (mechanical)

Smiths 8 Day Floating Balance clock fully restored & regulated – also painted cream.

Smiths 8 Day (quartz upcycle)

A beautifully proporioned Art Deco mantle clock converted to a quartz skeleton mechanism. Old movement was beyond economical repair

Leaving the scars of time

Whenever possible, I leave some part of the clock as it was when given to me. In many cases this means leaving the rear of the case untouched