My typical process for servicing a clock will consist of the following steps:
- Full disassembly and inspection
- Initial cleaning, including the main springs for spring clocks
- Returning any worn pivots to their original highly burnished state
- Bushing of any worn bearings in the plates
- Inspection and adjustment or repair of the escapement
- Final cleaning including pegging out the plate bearings
- Re-assembly and oiling
Weight driven clocks will also typically have their gut lines replaced with an age appropriate replacement (natural or artificial), and fusees will have their chains meticulously inspected for any possible weaknesses before replacement.
Any further work required that was not known about prior to the disassembly and cleaning of the movement will be discussed with the client before proceeding.