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. For health reasons, I am being more selective in the work I do. Please see the categories below.
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. My standard service charge is $100.
German made grandfather clocks, also pre-1920, if you bring me the working parts.
Battery/quartz clocks. I usually need to replace the entire battery/quartz movement! The clock must be a reasonable size, 12 inch or bigger. But not too big 36 inches in diameter. Standard charge: $75.
People also ask about watches. I have a colleague who would be happy yo discus your needs: selling, buying, maintenance, and repair..
Currently, I do not repair
Modern clocks, especially quarter hour chiming clocks. Nor 400-day/anniversary clocks.
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 5 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 $100 for typical mantle and wall clocks: cleaning/oiling and tune-up.
- From $75 for many battery/quartz clocks
All estimates are “plus parts”.
There is no charge if it is quickly determined that the clock is non-repairable. If a full service has been done and the clock is not working to my satisfaction, a charge of $50 may apply.
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. 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 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. When friends see my clock and tell me they have antique clocks needing repair, I unhesitatingly refer them to Philip.” Tom K.
Thank you again for rescuing my Seth Thomas alarm clock on Monday. I am now able to change the alarm time with no problem. Bless you. Barbara S.
Thank you for working so quickly on my clock. It looks fantastic and I cannot wait to hang it. You are a very kind man and I appreciate everything you did without charging me an arm and a leg! Janette W.
I really appreciate your fixing my wall clock. It’s up and running perfectly. I missed it when it was off the wall and with you! Thanks again, Barbara.