I am Philip Coggon, sole proprietor of Timely Antiques . I have over 35 years experience in repairing, restoring, and servicing antique clocks of most types.
My main passion is the full restoration of antique clocks. I love to bring them back to life! A clock serviced every 10 years should go on ticking for generations. Many of the clocks that I work on have already been running for over 100 years.
Currently, I do repair
American made clocks pre-1920,and most European clocks of the same period (i.e. early Vienna Regulators.
German made grandfather clocks, also pre-1920, if you bring me the working parts.
Cuckoo clocks which are pre-1980.
Battery/quartz clocks. I usually need to replace a battery/quartz movement! Must be a reasonable size, 12 inch or bigger. But not too big 30 inches in diameter.
Currently, I do not repair
Modern clocks, especially quarter hour chiming clocks. Nor 400-day/anniversary clocks.
Any modern cuckoo clocks with special action features.
Modern Grandfather Clocks. I no longer do house calls, also, I am not able to recommend an alternative.
For clock repair information, please call or text me at 970 217-0605. If you text, please add a photo or two if you can. It helps me assess the clock! I will typically be able to see you the day you call or soon afterwards at your convenience! I am available 7 days a week. Call to confirm my availability.
Turnaround on clock repairs is generally be 2 to 4 weeks. All estimates are free. A clock that stops running most likely needs oiling. My workshop is in Fort Collins, CO.
I get satisfaction from the routine servicing of clocks. To keep them in good condition and functioning well. One thought: Did you ever buy a car and NOT be told to “bring it back for an oil change every 3.000 miles and/or three months?” In the past, were you told to service (oil) a clock? Clocks need regular servicing and oiling, just like cars, to keep them in good working order.
Clock Repair Fees
- From $70 for typical mantle and wall clocks: cleaning/oiling and tune-up.
- From $80 for pre-1990 cuckoo clocks.
- From $40 for many battery/quartz clocks
- All estimates are “plus parts”.
- There is no charge if the clock is returned to you as non-repairable.
Things said about Philip by satisfied customers:
“I knocked my 1900 German box clock off the wall & knew it was irreparable. Philip took the clock & returned it in complete repair. Philip was knowledgeable, professional, very reasonable & even made sure the clock was hung properly & working well. Remarkable!” John S. –
“Philip has an intimate knowledge of many antique clocks, including my Pennsylvania Grandfather’s clock built in 1790. One day it stopped working. After a careful examination, the movement was refurbished and restored to good working order. He clearly has a passion for older clocks and obviously enjoys repairing them.” Steve G. –
“Philip, thank you so much for your excellent repair of our clock. My husband, Steve, is so happy to have the clock running again and he loves hearing the same ticking sound that his grandparents did.” Sandy B. –
“Phillip has repaired two antique clocks for me. I could tell that my clocks would be in good hands when I saw how carefully he took the first clock from my car to his work bench. That’s why, later, I entrusted a two-hundred-year-old “banjo” clock to his repair. That, and the fact that the first clock kept perfect time. So, now, does the second.” Jeff W.
“I have a very big cuckoo clock that my grandfather purchased in Germany prior to World War I. It had been sitting in a box for a number of years and had endured shipping across the country. The clock was in much need of repair, including the case which was in pieces. Philip brought the clock back to life and repaired the case beautifully. He is a craftsman who obviously takes much pride in his work. Having the cuckoo clock in my study has rekindled many fond memories I have of listening to the hourly cuckoo as a child. When friends see my clock and tell me they have antique clocks needing repair, I unhesitatingly refer them to Philip.” Tom K.