Copyright © 1995-2019 Michael P. Murray & Mike's Clock Clinic
Mike's Clock Clinic Memberships: Clocksmiths & NAWCC 1600 Maryland Avenue Myrtle Point, OR 97458-1508 Phone: 541-559-1090, or 877-286-6762 (Toll Free) E-mail link (Preferred contact method)
My Web site is located at http://www.atmosman.com/ Main FTP site is located at http://home.earthlink.net/~atmosman/earthpdf.html
Owner: Michael P. Murray (Certified Clocksmith) In continuous horological service since April 1982
My main income source is Overhauling the Atmos clock.
I perform basic clock repairs and for the most part, can handle anything "clock-wise" that comes my way. But since most of you are not in a drivable distance, I only take in the Atmos, 400-day, electric, and other mantel or small wall type clocks. With any large wall clock and grandfathers or other floor type clocks, you would be much better served locally. I do NOT work on or exchange anything QUARTZ.
I was an Atmos Clock and an Anniversary Clock overhaul Instructor !
I charge based on how many springs, or winding arbors (key holes), or weights there are on the clock. The Atmos is one exception to this and please look at the Atmos Web page.
I work on Electric clocks and rebuild most electric Motors and Rotors.
I work on The Revere and Herschede Electric clocks and rebuild all of their electric Motors and Rotors.
For the 400-day, and a one spring or one weight clock, I charge $300.00 plus any needed parts and return shipping and insurance.
For a two spring or two weight clock, I charge $350.00 plus any needed parts and return shipping and insurance. This also includes any one spring fusee.
For the 30/31 day clock, and an electric that strikes, I charge $400.00 plus any needed parts and return shipping and insurance.
For an electric clock that chimes, I charge $500.00 plus any needed parts and return shipping and insurance.
For an Atmos I charge $540.00 plus any needed parts and/or desired refinishing and return shipping and insurance.
For a modern (post 1945) three spring or three weight grandfather or grandmother clock, I charge $600.00 plus any needed parts and this is local only because I'll not accept a shipped grandfather or grandmother clock but I do accept the movements only on grandfathers and grandmothers. Here I would need the weights and pendulum. This also includes any two spring fusee and a three spring or three weight clock.
For any Anniversary (special edition) Atmos and any three spring fusee, I charge $750.00 plus any needed parts and return shipping and insurance.
A 2-train pre 1940 grandfather would also be $750.00 plus any needed parts and return shipping and insurance.
Some early (1920's) Herschede and Revere electrics had a rotor wound spring and working pendulum. These unique pieces cost $900.00 to overhaul the movement in a mantel clock.
A 3-train pre 1940 grandfather and any 5-tube grandfather would be $900.00 plus any needed parts and return shipping and insurance. This also includes a tubular electric grandfather movement and rotor wound spring driven with a working pendulum.
Any 9-tube grandfather would be $1,200.00 plus any needed parts and return shipping and insurance.
In general, return shipping and insurance will cost you an extra $30.00 but can be as high as $60.00 depending on weight and size.
I always advise double boxing. The clock itself should be bubble wrapped and any addition space is occupied by packing peanuts or newspaper and then that box is boxed again with the same parameters as mentioned.
From the time I received the clock until the time it's ready to go, it usually takes about 8 to 10 months and actual charges depend on the parts needed and if I have to send any work out that is not in my area of expertise.
Faster turn around times are available and I charge double the normal labor charge for "expedited" service.
Upon the receipt of the clock, I inspect it to make sure that it survived its trip to the Clinic. Inspection is immediate but the estimate can take two weeks. I contact you after the estimate phase and either call or E-mail and send an invoice via E-mail. At that time the "estimate" becomes a quote and the price stated is final 99% of the time. Your approval is needed before I actually start the overhaul and payment for any part cost is expected at that time.
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 1 to 3 weeks. During this second test period, I either call or E-mail you an E-copy of the invoice 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.
If you decide not to go ahead with the repair, then I return the clock via UPS. The charge will be $100.00 labor, plus plus my standard shipping and the insurance charges ($50.00). This total works out to be $150.00 for a clock returned unrepaired after my estimate. Atmos shipping is $60.00 instead of the $50.00 mentioned above.
I do not do any work, repair, or refinishing on the case except on the Atmos and 400-day clocks.
A service from, E-mail address: Mike@atmosman.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.
Former Atmos and Anniversary Clock Instructor! Atmos Clock Course Information Anniversary Clock Course Information
Mike's Clock Clinic Membership: 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.atmosman.com/ Main FTP site is located at http://www.atmosman.com/earthpdf.html Memberships: Clocksmiths &; NAWCC N.A.W.C.C. International 400-day Clock Chapter # 168 Formally published in Chapter 168's "Torsion Times" Formally published in AWCI's "Horological Times" Formally AWCI's 400-day (Anniversary) Clock Bench Course Instructor!