Casey Clock Restoration
I restore and repair many different types of clocks including Grandfather clocks, mantel clocks, and the various antique wall clocks found in many Irish homes.
These old clocks range from the precious family heirloom, to the collector’s prize possession. I restore all types of clock cases, including the conveniently sized Grandmother clock, that is so popular in modern Irish houses.
Due to demand, I now also restore and or repair gramophones (occasionally called gramaphones).
Please see my gramophones page for details.
I have been collecting and restoring my own clocks for a number of years, and decided to make a career out of my hobby.
I am located centrally in Munster, within a radius of counties Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny and Tipperary, but not confined to this. I generally only do house calls for larger clocks but can call for a fee if required.
Longcase (Grandfather) Clocks
As these clocks should only be moved by professionals,I call to the owner’s house and assess the clock. If only a minor repair is required, I repair it there and then. If more detailed work is required, I take the clock away. After work is completed,I return to your home and set up the clock.
Repair & Restore – These words are thrown about in the clock world (Horology) and can cause a little confusion. In layman’s terms, they simply mean
Repair the clock to working order
Restore the clock to its original condition using the same/similar materials as when manufactured. The clocks history is researched and the restoration based on this.Generally speaking, less is more when it comes to restoration, resulting in a nice OLD looking clock as opposed to just off the shelf.
There are a great variety of clocks, each of which presents its own problems. At times,there may be a number of solutions, which will influence the number of work hours required, and thus the overall price.
I give as accurate a quote as possible, particularly if I can physically assess the clock. I can give an approximate quote over the phone as required. All work is discussed with the clock owner including any variations on a quote before work begins.
Value Of Clocks
As a rule, if you are lucky enough to own an expensive collector’s item, you probably already know its monetary value. If, as is more the norm, you’ve inherited a clock that has been in the family or in the house for a long time, the clocks value is probably mainly sentimental more than monetary. Typically, a wall clock will be in the €450 – €1,200 price range retail.
Clocks For Sale
I have a number of restored clocks for sale to suit most pockets. Please see my Clock Sales page for details.