Copyright © 1995-2017 Michael P. Murray & Mike's Clock Clinic
Mike's Clock Clinic Memberships: NAWCC 1600 Maryland Avenue Myrtle Point, OR 97458-1508 Phone: 541-559-1090, or 877-286-6762 (Toll Free) My Web site is located at http://www.atmos-man.com/ Main FTP site is located at http://home.earthlink.net/~atmosman/earthpdf.html
A complete mechanical overhaul with a two year labor warranty is $300.00 for any 400-day (anniversary) clock. I do not work on battery driven clocks.
The $300.00 will include a new suspension spring and any suspension parts such as top and/or bottom block and/or fork. My charge for shipping and handling is $50.00. This brings your total cost to $350.00. Included at that price is from $500 to $1,000 of UPS insurance depending on the age of the piece. All other parts will be extra.
Please be sure to double box the clock and insure it for at least $500.00. By double box I mean to pack the 1st and 2nd boxes as if you were going to ship each independent from the other one.
To reduce your shipping costs ship be sure that the 2nd box measures is as small as possible but remember to allow for packing material around the inner box.
Eco Box is an on-line business in Texas that allows you to order as little as one box. So if you're having difficult securing the correct size boxes, then you have another resource.
Polishing the base and clear coating is an additional $400.00.
My turnaround is usually 6 to 8 months. Please be sure to REMOVE or lock the pendulum before doing anything ! And NEVER send the glass dome. Old parts are returned by request only.
For those you can’t wait 3/4 of a year I do offer rush service where the base labor charge doubles to $600.00 and everything else stays the same except the work is moved up to the next overhaul and is testing within a few weeks, at which time I bill for the entire job.
Once testing starts, it is performed in two parts. The first test is the function test to ascertain whether or not my overhaul was satisfactory. Then the second test is the timing test which takes about 2-weeks. During this 2-week period, I E-mail asking for payment and I expect payment in the form mentioned below. I ship when both the payment and the second testing period have both been satisfied. Normally shipping takes place one week or so after I receive payment.
When I ship back the clock the package will contain your original invoice.
I would like payment by money order, certified check, personal check, business check, or through Pay Pal or Square, which is the only way I take credit cards. I do prefer a check because Pay Pal and Square take 3%. I only take credit cards if you are in the USA or Canada. The 3% is added to the total bill if you use a credit card or Pay Pal. With Pay Pal you can pay me directly using "friends and family" where you absorb all fees and I'm paid the full amount. There would be nothing added amount to the final fill if you absorb all fees. Here you log on to Pay Pal and send me the full amount of my bill, so there is no E-voice coming from me with this method and you will be charged all Pay Pal fees on top of my final bill. With either Pay Pal or Square, I will send an invoice to your E-mail address. Here you are dealing directly with either service and not me. With Square, I can also take the credit card information which includes the number, expiration date and the last 3 or 4 #'s of the security code from the back of the card BUT that adds 3.5% to the final bill. I'd prefer to avoid this method but it is an option. All sales outside North America will be charged 4% on top of the total through Pay Pal only. All of the added fees are exactly what either service charges me for taking your credit card. Please give me about 18 to 22 weeks to disassemble and E-mail you again with a quote and completion date estimate. Once you approve, your 400-day (Anniversary) becomes the very next one I work on but that's 3 to 4 months away. Right now I'm running about 22 to 26 weeks and the minimum is $350.00, which is $300.00 for my labor and $50.00 for return shipping and insurance. If you decide not to go ahead with the repair, then I return the clock via UPS and COD. The charge will be $50.00 labor, plus my standard shipping and the insurance charges ($50.00). This total works out to be $100.00 for a clock returned unrepaired after my estimate.
Dial refinishing is $150.00. This will make your old worn 400-day dial look like new. This is a good companion to case refinishing. If you choose this option please add 4 weeks to the original estimated due date.
Case work such as stripping, polishing, and lacquer sealing is an additional $400.00. This work makes the clock look new. A Horolovar instruction manual is included with every overhauled 400-day clock.
Both dial refinishing and case polishing and/or plating is NOT offered as a separate service and will only be done in conjunction with an overhaul. The same goes for any part.
Michael P. Murray
National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors An Internet private E-mailing list called Clocksmiths N.A.W.C.C. National 400-day Clock Chapter # 168
The FTP sites can be accessed from Mike's Clock Clinic's Web site. This site contains all of the FTP (file transfer protocol) sites mentioned below plus much, much more.
The FTP sites are as follows:
Atmos Clock FTP site. and Repair Web FTP site. or Main Earthlink FTP site (contains all of the above).
A service from, E-mail address: Mike@atmos-man.com Mike Murray Founder of Clocksmiths
A specialist in Atmos and 400-day clock repair. Also, I overhaul most plug in electric clocks. In continuous service since 04/01/1982.
Mike's Clock Clinic Memberships: NAWCC 1600 Maryland Avenue Myrtle Point, OR 97458-1508 Phone: 541-559-1090, or 877-286-6762 My Web site is located at http://www.atmos-man.com/ Main FTP site is located at http://home.earthlink.net/~atmosman/earthpdf.html Memberships: Clocksmiths; NAWCC N.A.W.C.C. International 400-day Clock Chapter # 168 Published in Chapter 168's "Torsion Times" Published in AWCI's "Horological Times" Formally AWCI's 400-day (Anniversary) clock Bench Course Instructor!