At 1-800-4CLOCKS, we get requests not only from all over the USA, but also from around the world, regarding where individuals and organizations should go to get their timepiece repaired. Grandfather Clocks are the most frequently requested category, whether a Howard Miller Grandfather Clock that is no longer under warranty, or a 120 year old antique grandfather clock. In fact, we get requests for all kinds of mechanical clocks and pocket watches too, including wall clocks, mantel clocks, cuckoo clocks, novelty clocks and grandmother clocks. This is true for antique wall clocks and antique mantel clocks, including Kieninger Clocks and Hermle Clocks and Ridgeway Clocks.
We no longer encourage people to mail in their timepieces to us for repair. We used to do that, and found it is much more efficient from everyone’s perspective to get their new or antique clock fixed reasonably locally to them. To aid in that goal, we are sharing clock shops that do repairs, some with a particular specialty, in various geographical areas. While we cannot recommend specific shops or warrant any work they might do, we do try here to give you a least of clock repair shops in California that may well be either able to help you themselves, or if not to point you in the right or a good direction.
We hope this list of clock repair shops in California helps. We will be sharing other clock resources which may be of assistance on a continuing basis.
B & B Antique Clock Repair, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, tel. (805) 489-0415
Clock Master, 2734 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92869, tel. (714) 997-4029
Clocks Americana, 860 North Main, Orange, CA 92868, tel. (714) 997-0923
Clocks Etc., 971 Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA 94549, tel. (925) 284-4720
Davidson Clock Company, 10900 Los Alamitos Blvd, Suite 210, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, tel. (888) 419-6522
HRS Clocks, 490 1st St, Ste C, Solvang, CA 93463, tel. (805) 688-8555
Mike’s Clock Clinic, 17000 Western Avenue # 7, Gardena, CA 90247, tel. (877) 286-6762
Read-Co, 35791 Royal Sage Ct, Palm Desert, CA 92211, tel. (760) 565-1910
Redwood City Clock & Watch, 2738 Broadway, Redwood City, CA, 94062, tel. (650) 556-1197
Slaters Antiques & Collectibles, 609 N. 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811, tel. (916) 442-6183
The Clock Man Online, 205 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA, 92832, tel. (714) 578-0089
The Tic Toc Shop, 9534 Reseda Blvd (this is the local Post Office address), Northridge, CA 91325, tel. (818) 718-8300
Tom’s Clock Service, 3909 Pacheco Blvd, Martinez, CA 94553, tel. (510) 228-8436
I’m also pleasantly surprised that my daughter and son have shown some interest in clocks as well. Initially they had not shown much interest in the grandfather clock idea, but I’m hoping that all these new clocks will help spark an interest, or at least all the exposure to my interest in clocks over the years will make them both a little sentimental about clocks as well. Almost everyone who comes to my house comments on the fact that there is a clock anywhere you look, although now I’m trying to replace quantity with quality.
I have an old regulator wall clock with the original glass panel advertising Calumet baking powder that used to hang in a store that my grandparents owned. This was one of two matching clocks, and I found this one in their barn with the wall clock movement missing. I refinished the case and fit a key-wound pendulum movement from Klockit in it. I guess that’s the only one that has some meaning or history to it. I’ve had it hanging in my bedroom for the past 15 years which is nice except when I sleep somewhere else — on vacation, for example — and then it’s too quiet without the tick-tock sound I’m used to hearing.
I’ve also just discovered the novelty clock section of your website and the interesting Rhythm Clocks, so I’ll be looking at those much more closely. Originally I was single-mindedly focused on grandfather clocks, and then wall clocks, that I haven’t even looked at everything else you offer.
You already definitely have me as a loyal customer. I can’t promise I’m going to buy a grandfather clock every year, but I did a fair amount of research before I first contacted you, and was already impressed with your selection and prices; now you can add customer service to that as well. And that’s pretty much the holy triumvirate of the retail business.
My parents own a hardware store, and my grandparents owned a dry goods store and a department store simultaneously, so I appreciate what it takes to deliver good customer service, and I prefer to give my business to a family-owned business that is well run.
Special thanks to a great grandfather clock and wall clock customer who actually wrote the above in an email to us. The inter-generational aspect of the story, among others, made us believe this would be of interest to some of of grandfather clocks blog readers.
The most common misspelling by far of grandfather clocks is granfatherclocks. So much so there is even an online grandfather clocks store called granfatherclocksonline dot com. A few years ago we at 1-800-4CLOCKS were lucky enough to be able to register the domain name granfather clocks dot com. We are not sure if there is a specific origin to how the term for Floor Clocks or Longcase Clocks or Tall Case clocks or Hall Clocks came to be known by many as granfather clocks instead of grandfather clocks. Our best guess is that when saying the word grandfather clocks or grandfather clock out loud, the letter d can tend to be or sound more or less silent, at least the way many people, including clock collectors, say it. A search on Google for granfather clocks yields as of this writing over 1.1 million search results, which is pretty amazing in and of itself for grandfather clock shoppers to contemplate.
Many clocks terms may not only be misspelled, yet also have different names describing more or less the same thing. There are grandmother clocks in addition to grandfather clocks, with grandmother clocks being summed up as simply being shorter than your average grandfather clock. While writing this post, we first just checked to see how many Google search results there are for Granmother Clocks vs Grandmother Clocks, and somewhat surprisingly to us, there are almost 1 million results. So we then just before typing this registered the domain name granmotherclocks.com. Our best guess is it may lead ultimately to a couple of hundred more visitors per years who are real grandmother clock and grandfather clock shoppers, and are looking to find both high-end grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks on sale as well as grandmother clock discounts.
We are also trying to figure out how to make the best use of Pinterest to show what clocks we sell are the clock variety we offer. Try visiting the site here, and feel free to pin away with us whether it is your favorite granfather clock or one of your favorite grandfather clocks
We like to think of our 2 blogs www.ClocksBlog.com and this blog www.GrandfatherClocksBlog.com as the ultimate guide to comparing grandfather clock brands and THE Grandfather Clock Buying Guide, helping consumers to understand the different grandfather clock styles, including traditional vs contemporary grandfather clocks and grandmother clocks, knowing at least some of the differences between the best grandfather clock brands, understanding the features that may or may not be in a grandfather clock, including the grandfather clock chimes, knowing who are the best makers of mechanical grandfather clock movements, understanding the different types of grandfather clocks movements – whether it be quartz chain-driven, cable-driven or tubular chimes, and understanding the more recent and older and ever-changing history of grandfather clock manufacturers and grandfather clock makers.
This is a very tall grandfather clock order, yet we believe we have here a veritable treasure trove of information that would be useful for anyone in the market for a grandfather clock. Whether you are thinking about purchasing an antique grandfather clock, a vintage grandfather or grandmother clock, or whether you are trying to understand the marketplace in general and whether to buy a new grandfather clock, we at 1-800-4CLOCKS are there for you both with these blogs, with many grandfather clock resources available on our website at 1-800-4CLCOKS.com, and we are always only a toll free phone call away at 1-800-4CLOCKS, and are delighted to talk with anyone who is serious about being in the market for a grandfather clock or grandmother clock, not to mention mantle clocks, cuckoo clocks, wall clocks, atomic clocks, and so much more.
We spend a lot of time to delving into the history of grandfather clocks themselves, the evolution of the major grandfather clock brands and how that has changed over time, and continues to be ever-changing. We attempt to demystify the many features offered on many grandfather clocks, including illuminated dials, automatic nighttime shut-off, working vs faux moonphase dials and so much more. The grandfather clock chimes are another key element that any thoughtful grandfather clock buyer will want to understand completely, and we address not only the different mechanical grandfather clock movement makers, as well as triple chime grandfather clocks vs single generally Westminster Chimes Grandfather Clocks, and when and where one might expect to see some of the less common grandfather clocks songs or chimes such as Beethoven’s Ave Maria or Schubert’s Ode to Joy.
Understanding the differences within and between grandfather clock brands, such as Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks compared to the Hermle Grandfather Clock collection, or Ridgeway Grandfather Clocks, Kieninger Clocks and Americana Grandfather Clocks. All have pros and cons, and many have big differences even within their own grandfather clock line.
We even include some of the most popular posts about grandfather, grandmother, wall, mantle, cuckoo, atomic and other clocks on our main website, which we term the Best of, like Greatest grandfather clock Hits of music, for posts that our customers and readers have found especially useful. We have one post on our grandfather clock blog which is titled Moving Grandfather Clocks, and that page is the single most visited page on our website. We warrant the advice for what you as a customer pay for it, which is nothing, yet we have never had a negative comment or even any suggestions for changing this grandfather clock blog greatest hit of all time.
Any grandfather clock or other timepiece subjects you would like us to cover? Just make a Comment to this post, or send us an email, or feel free to call us toll-free. If you want to become a grandfather clock blog contributor, that is something to which we are also always open.