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  1. Steve Palmer
    January 25, 2015

    I have an old 1863 wag on the wall clock. It is a one hand clock. Where can I go to find information on this. As far as I have searched on the internet can’t find out any
    thing pertaining to this clock. Aprreciate any help that you can provide. thanks

    • Klockit
      January 26, 2015

      Hi Steve, thank you for reaching out. We’ll be sending you an email shortly on this!

  2. Jim Vollmer
    February 1, 2015

    Instructions for installation of friction fit bezel is vague can you help

    • Klockit
      February 2, 2015

      Hi Jim, we’re sorry you find the instructions vague. We’ll be reaching out to you shortly on this!

  3. Ted
    March 17, 2015

    I’m looking for a simple full screen (or scalable) clock to use in a church for he minister to use as a time piece for video streaming. I would like for the clock to be displayed full screen on a video monitor in a “time or day”, “Countdown”, and / or a “stop watch” format. Not sure if Klockit is the place or not. If not do you have any recommendations.

    • Klockit
      March 19, 2015

      Hi Ted, thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately we do not carry an item like you described above, and are not sure where you might find it some place else. We’ll keep an eye out for any similar items you might be interested in.

  4. John Ladd
    April 26, 2015

    Hi I have just purchased a Sambo banjo clock.
    It is made of cast iron and has a wind up clock mechanism and key.
    I am afraid to wind it up and can’t take it apart as the screws are to tight on the base.
    It has no markings externally.
    Can you advise if it’s a replica or not based on this information.

    Thanks in advance


    • Klockit
      April 28, 2015

      Hi John, thank you for reaching out to us. Our mechanical clock tech is going to contact you via email to help with your inquiry. Please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime.

  5. Shawn Doyle
    May 21, 2015

    I’m new to this.

    If I buy the round wall clock kit and want to change the hands out, is there a certain type of hand I need to get to fit on the quartz clock movement?

  6. Jim Gier
    August 5, 2015

    has anyone had any problems with rubber ring mount system on inserts? Klockit recently discontinued the best 3 1/8 in #15692 insert with white Arabic dial. it had the same mounting as 15691. it stayed in place and didn’t creep back out like the rubber rings do. I have had to supper glue the ring to the mounting board on most of the inserts I use. Can’t use #15691 because most people don’t like the gold dial. After almost 20years (or more) with Klockit, I may have to look elsewhere this size insert.

    • Klockit
      August 6, 2015

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks for reaching out. The insert you mentioned (15692) is not a 3-1/8” insert. Which 3-1/8” insert did you mean? I’d be happy to offer some tips/alternatives once I know which insert you have!

      Kind Regards,

      Klockit Customer Service

      • Jim Gier
        August 7, 2015

        Rachel, my mistake!!!!! The discontinued insert is 15561 and it is 3 1/4 inches and worked well in any thickness mount from 3/16 to what ever. I have only one left from my last order!!!! I make a lot of presentation clocks using photographs , posters from Klockit when you stocked them and metal signs. Rubber rings and the spring clip type used on 15017 seem to want creep back out- won’t stay mounted tight to the surface

    • Klockit
      August 11, 2015

      Hi Jim,

      I would recommend trying the rubber ring again. If it still pops out, try sanding the hole just a touch. Please let me know if that does the trick!


  7. Don S.
    November 16, 2015

    I have a 1986 Howard Miller Bracket Clock (612-429) Triple Chime. I’ve recently had my clock serviced. My clock kept perfect time, however the chimes was not working. The clock maker determined that my clock needed an over haul and charged me $185.00. He cleaned and oiled my clock, replaced 3 main springs, and replaced one bushing he said was bad. What concerns me is, he replaced the original balance wheel that had a screw to regulate the time, with a different balance wheel, now the adjustment
    is connected to the wheel that I have to rotate one way or the other depending on if the time is running slow or fast. Will this new balance wheel affect the quality of my clock? I’m not so sure I like the new balance wheel. When I had the old balance wheel I could turn my clock sideways and it would still run! Now when I tilt my clock the new balance wheel stops?! Any input would be appreciated. Thanks:)

    • Klockit
      November 17, 2015

      Hi Don, thanks for reaching out. Our Mechanical Clock expert will be reaching out to you via email soon.

      • Don S.
        November 20, 2015

        I guess my question is, should I have the original balance wheel put back on, or will the replacement be fine over time?:)

  8. Don S
    November 17, 2015

    Thank you:)

  9. DJ Freeman
    February 20, 2016

    I grew up in Kokomo Indiana just a couple doors down from an older gentleman named WIlliams who made Grandfather clocks. I have many memories of sitting in his shop watching him work. He’d “let” me sweep sawdust off the floor, and would give me little scraps of wood to whittle and work on.

    I’ve been trying to track down his information because it is a dream of mine to own one of his clocks someday. None of us in the family can remember his first name. He was always just “Mr. Williams”.

    By any chance, are you familiar with this clock maker from Kokomo and/or his work?

    • Klockit
      February 23, 2016

      Unfortunately we searched our system with the last name and used all of the zip-codes for Kokomo IN and found nothing. It sure sounds like Mr. Williams was a great clock maker. Thank you for sharing with us.

  10. Clay
    April 3, 2016

    I have a Ridgeway Grandfather clock which was knocked over. I have repaired all the damage but need to replace the two screws that attach the works to the wood base. I have checked the thread pitch on a 10X optical comparator. They are 44 tpi and measure .134″ diameter (#6). The problem is I cannot fine a #6-44 thread only a 40 tpi. What are these little clamp bolts?

    • Klockit
      April 4, 2016

      Hi Clay, we recommend contacting a clock shop in your area. We do not offer replacement clock parts for Ridge grandfather clocks at this time.

  11. Jimmy Carter
    May 18, 2016

    I have a 1980’s Hermle 1151 that my father-in-law used in a grandmother clock wedding gift. It has worked great through the years with little maintainance…but stopped about a year ago. I tried to clean and oil, but probably did not do the job properly. Yesterday, after moving to another location I swapped the 6+ lb movement from R to C. Now time works perfectly again! Of course the chimes and gong do not…but wife makes me turn them off anyway. But…being a engineer type, I want it back working properly. Any help would be appreciated!
    Thank you!
    Jimmy Carter

    • Klockit
      May 18, 2016

      Hi Jimmy, our Mechanical Technician will be in touch soon via email with more information on how to get your mechanical clock movement’s time and chimes working how they should!

  12. Linda woodcox
    August 3, 2016

    Looking for information so I can see weekday my clock might be worth. It’s E ingraham trenton is all I can find.

    • Klockit
      August 3, 2016

      Hi Linda, does your clock have a quartz or mechanical clock movement?

      • Linda Woodcox
        August 3, 2016

        it has a pendulum.

      • Linda woodcox
        August 3, 2016

        It has a pendulum also held with a leather strap.

  13. Linda woodcox
    August 3, 2016

    It has a key to wind it also

    • Klockit
      August 4, 2016

      We recommend posting all the information you have on the clock on the National Association of Watch and Clock Collector’s forum: http://mb.nawcc.org/

  14. briankirkspain
    January 14, 2018

    Dear sir or Madam .I bought a grand farther clock in 1964 .It ticked away the years two marages two children and me .I undetook a small repair today and it made me think whose life should it mark time to now .It’s a one handed .rope driven movement.oak case …removable hood and a loverly brass face …made by B tantum The clock is liveing in spain at the moment .I came from Nottingham .The time may have come for it to find a new family .can you suggesr a way to find that family

    • Klockit
      January 15, 2018

      Hi Brian, thanks for reaching out about your grandfather clock. We recommend looking for a clock repair person in Spain who may know of someone else who may want to display the clock. We also know that historians are usually interested in older grandfather clocks too. We hope this helps!

  15. Lee Englund
    January 26, 2018

    Can you tell me where I might be able to purchase plans for a Grandfather Curio Clock?

    • Klockit
      January 29, 2018

      Hi Lee, we recommend doing an online search for the best results. Best of luck!

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