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. Remember, if you don’t want to give the clock a makeover I also offer a discrete clockwork clock to battery movement conversion service here
Vintage clocks given a new lease of life
A beautiful Smiths Art Deco clock upcycled & converted to quartz
This stylish Smiths 8 day clock was beyond repair so needed complete upcycling. 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. If you just want me to convert your old clock to battery – that’s another service I offer from just £35
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. Another upcycled clock restored back to pride of place on the family mantel piece.
Another Smiths clock makeover – purple, black & gold
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. It puts a smile on my face every time I upcycle a clock like this one – giving it a new lease of life
When upcycling a clock – 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