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Antique clock restoration

Antique clock restoration is a meticulous process that requires a great deal of patience and skill. The process involves disassembling the clock, cleaning each component, repairing or replacing damaged parts, and reassembling the clock. The goal of restoration is to return the clock to its original condition, while preserving its historical value. The first step […]

Swiss & English Lever Escapement

The Swiss lever escapement and the English lever escapement are two types of mechanical watch escapements that are used to regulate the movement of the watch’s balance wheel. The Swiss lever escapement is the most commonly used escapement in modern watches. The main difference between the two is the position of the impulse planes. In […]

What is a Grandfather clock?

A grandfather clock or its official name the Longcase clock is a tall, freestanding, weight-driven pendulum clock, with the pendulum held inside the tower or waist of the case. It is also known as a longcase clock or floor clock. The clock’s pendulum swings back and forth in a precise rhythm, powered by the clock’s […]

What is a fusee in a clock?

A fusee clock is a type of mechanical clock that uses a fusee to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of the mainspring as it runs down. A fusee is a cone-shaped pulley with a helical groove around it, wound with a cord or chain attached to the mainspring barrel of antique mechanical watches […]