Serving Middle and Western Tennessee
Based in Antioch and Paris, Tennessee
Terms & Conditions
Services We Provide
We can research the fair and current market value of your clock and provide it in either verbal (free) or written form (charged at the research rate of $15 per hour).
Case Cleanup is included in our Clean & Oil, Full Overhaul and Movement Replacement services. Wooden cases are thoroughly dusted and a light wax or oil is applied. Glass is cleaned and any particulate removed. Metal cases are given a light wax treatment. We hope to offer full case restoration services in the future, including veneer work and refinishing.
This service is recommended every three to five years. The process includes
visual/practical inspection and diagnosis, removal of old oil accumulations by hand,
a heated ultrasonic bath in proprietary solution, application of new oil, more
inspection, testing, regulation and finally case cleanup. The clock is returned to
the owner with a warranty of a year on performance in most cases.
With consigment, the item will be inspected for problems and diagnosed free of
charge. If the item has issues, the owner can significantly increase the
"sellability" of the clock by paying for services to restore it along with a
limited warranty given to the buyer by Jackson Clock Repair. If the clock is
found to have issues but no services are rendered, we will sell it with a general
"as-is" no-warranty basis releasing the seller and Jackson Clock Repair from any
liability after it has been purchased.
Dials are quite literally the "face" of a clock, so they deserve to look good. We have a contact that will fully repaint or touch up dials as well as resilver metal dials. Prices vary based on their estimate, but will start at about $100 each.
We like looking at clocks and we like business so therefore we like to give free
estimates. The only charge you may incur in obtaining an estimate is mileage if a
house call is requested or required.
This is the most intensive service to a clock. The process includes testing and
diagnosis of any current problems, disassembly, removal of old oil accumulations by hand,
a heated ultrasonic bath in proprietary solution, all pivots and arbors are straightened
and burnished, up to five bushings are installed (additional bushings are $12 each on
floor clocks and $8 on all others), any mechanical or working defects are corrected as
possible, the movement is reassembled, new oil is applied, more inspection, testing,
regulation and finally case cleanup. The clock is returned to the owner with a warranty
of a year on performance in most cases.
Finding the right glass can be tricky, but we have a few sources that can take care
of replacing that glass or mirror for you. We will acquire, cut and install glass and
mirror at the following prices:
House calls are a convenience among many customers and a requirement for floor clocks. We will be glad to set up an appointment to meet you at your home to give an estimate, pick up or drop off your clock. Mileage is charged at 50¢ per mile and the starting point is determined by the shortest distance to the owner from either Court Square in Paris, Tennessee or the intersection of I-24 and Bell Road (exit 59) in Antioch, Tennessee.
Moving? New purchase? We can come to your home and prepare your clock for a
move or set up your new clock in its new home.
Replacing a movement can be routine in the case of modern clocks. Mass produced
clocks since the 1950s will either have a German or Asian brass and steel
movement or a quartz battery-operated movement. These movements were made to be
interchangeable for quick and easy service down the line. We will only recommend the
replacement of a movement when we either have no choice or it is the more economical
option to the owner.
There are only a handful of parts houses left these days. We will shop and
compare to get the lowest price and carefully weigh that advantage against the part's
quality to make the best choice possible.
We can research the who, what, when, why and how as it pertains to your item and report it back in written form. Charge for research is $15 for the first hour and continues at that rate if the owner so wishes and information is available.
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