Happy Anniversary Clocks

Happy Anniversary Clock?s

The most comprehensive Anniversary Clock Repair Book.  193 and hundreds of photos and diagrams.  
  • Do you own a clock that is special to you that has stopped working, perhaps a gift or a family heirloom?   This book is for you.

  • Do you like to tinker with mechanical things?  This book is for you.

  • Have you taken a clock apart but can't get it back together?  This book is for you.

  • Are you fascinated with clocks, have several you have bought but do not work?  This book is for you.

  •     Are you clock repairer that specializes on Anniversary Clocks?  This book is for you.

Be bold.  Take on your project.  This book will hold your hand every step of the way and guide you to success.  YOU CAN DO IT. 

Why does an Anniversary Clock stop Working?

Most likely it is because the suspension spring is broken.  I will teach you how to replace it.

Often, the works are dirty, needs oiling or most likely both.  When the clock stops, think of it as “the oil light is on”.  It’s a “cry for help”.  Without oil, the metal parts grind on each other causing serious wear and damage.


Oil also attracts dust which can make the oil “gummy’ and add drag to its operation until it can no longer overcome the friction.

If a clock is oiled regularly [every three to five years], chances are you will only ever need to reoil your clock. 

If the clock is allowed to run until it stops, the only sure way to service it is to remove the works from its case, dismantle the parts, clean, service and put the movement back together with fresh oil and correct adjustment.  

This book will teach you how to do all this.

This is an eBook [digital PDF].  Nothing comes in the mail.  A printed version is available on Amazon.

eBook $14.00





Anniversary Clocks 10
What could Possibly go Wrong?. 12
Description. 12
Mechanism.. 13
Setting up a Clock. 14
Moving the Clock. 17
Cleaning Your Clock. 17
Regulating the clock. 18
Winding your Clock. 20
Replacing a Lost Key. 21
Replacing the Suspension Spring. 22
The Fork. 31
Setting the clock ‘In-Beat’ 34
Repair Procedure. 38
Testing its Operation. 50
Mainsprings. 56
The Motion Works. 58
The Dome. 59
Troubleshooting, Hints & Tips. 61
Style Variations 63
Removing the Hands 70
Time Regulation. 72
Taking Clock Care to the Next Level 73
Clock ‘Fun’damentals 75
Escapement 79
Diagnosis 83
Tools 86
Taking the Movement Apart 97
The Diagram.. 101
Cleaning the Parts 108
Pegging. 111
Making Repairs 112
Pivot Polishing. 113
Straightening Bent Pivots & Arbors 121
Replacing a Broken or Worn Out Pivot 122
Bushing Using Hand Tools 127
Using the Bushing Machine. 132
Correcting a Bent Tooth. 137
Repairing a Broken Tooth. 139
Lantern Pinion Repair 146
Repairing Bent Escape Wheel Teeth. 149
Correcting a Worn Saddle Pivot 151
Make a Wire Spring. 153
Repair a Broken Dial 155
Broken Mainspring Arbor Hook. 156
Motion Work. 159
ClickWork. 161
Stop Works 163
Mainsprings 164
Turns of Power 170
Reassembly. 172
Striking Setup. 175
Kitchen Clock Alarm.. 183
Lubricating the Movement 186
Test Run. 188
After Servicing Troubleshooting. 190
Put the Movement back in its Case. 194
The Work Area. 196
Going Electronic. 197
Refinishing the Clock Case. 198
Length of a Pendulum.. 200
Missing Suspension Spring. 202
Atmos Clocks 203
Cuckoo Clocks 205
Alarm Clocks 206
Watches 210
The Lathe. 214
Clock Marts 219
Troubleshooting. 220
Lessons Learned. 221
Conclusion. 222
Clock and Watch Associations 223
Clock Supply Houses 223
Horological Tool Suppliers 224
Frequently Asked Student Questions 225