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    Special thanks to bangster, Richmccarty, specop, shutterbug, terofpa, Hayson, R. Croswell, Scottie-TX, RJSoftware, and all members of the NAWCC message board for helping to compile this information. Also special thanks to ebay member pats-clocks1960 for information from the British front.


    Recommend adding each of these to your bookmarks and become familiar with them. Remember that everything on the Internet is copyright. Don't forget you need permission for non-personal use and reproduction.

    General Clock Suppliers

    These companies carry a wide range of tools, parts, and supplies that cover most needs. Suggest you order a catalog from each business listed. This gives you an instant directory to parts and provides a reminder of where you have already checked. Most suppliers do not have adequate web sites. Also be sure to cruise around all these web sites when you have time. Many of them link to documentation, books, and other free resources that are invaluable!
    • Timesavers
      Welcome to TimeSavers | Worldwide distributor of clock parts and repair material
      Review: Broad selection of clock parts and tools. Specialty items are usually limited to American clock types. Order a catalog $3. On-Line catalog and shopping is available.
    • Merritts™ Antiques Inc.
      Review: Offers good deals on movements, tools, and supplies. Keep eyes open and check often. Grab the newsletters and the catalog $3.
    • Meadows & Passmore
      Review: UK-based with extensive supplies. Parts for French, German, English, etc. clocks. On-Line catalog is available and touch-tone phone ordering system. Order or download the catalog. Website has lots of additional links and documentation to look through. Here is one for calculating a French clock's pendulum length using the numbers on the movement:
    • Cousins UK
      Review: UK-based compare with M&P. Source for books and documentation. Parts for Kieninger, Luxor, Mauthe, and Westclox to name a few. Freight by signature required on US shipments will cost extra but likely to reach you safely. Order the catalog:it is listed under Books & Catalogs/Practical & General Interest (free + overseas shipping).
    • R & M Imports
      Review: General clock supplies. Order the catalog $3.50. Refunded first order.
    • Ronell Clock Company
      Review: Compare with Timesavers. Less comprehensive inventory; often lower prices. No minimum-order charge.
    • Finding King
      Review: Very useful site. Try finding your items here to compare prices or just browse around. Eg- $50 movements. No catalog available.
    • Dashto Horological Services
      Review: Used & New inventory of parts, tools, books, and supplies available via Credit Card or Paypal. On-line only, check site often. Catalog does not apply; no regular inventory.
    • Norkro
      Review: Clock parts at wholesale prices. Lots of problems with web site. No catalog available.
    • H & W Perrin Company Ltd
      Canadian clock and watch parts supplier located in Toronto, Ontario
      Phone # 1-800-387-5117 catalogue available
    • H.S. Walsh & Sons
      clock and barometer parts, jewellers tools, catalogue available, helpful staff
      UK location
    • Mile Hi Clock Supplies
      Review: Manufacturers of the Keystone Clockmakers Tools. Includes depthing, bushing/staking, and mainspring winder tools.
    • Otto Frei
      Small precision files; most kinds of jeweler's tools
    • McMaster Hardware
    • Carries an incredible inventory of hardware items, including screws, nuts, and everything else
    • MrMetric
    • Metric nuts, bolts, screws, anything metric

    • R&N Horological U.K.

    • Yorkshire clock builders

    • Selva Clock Supplies (Germany)
    Complete line of clock supplies & related materials.

    • Uncle Larry's Watch SHOP
    Complete line of watch & clock parts, tools, & supplies
    Specialized Clock Suppliers
    These companies specialize in one type or arena of clock repair. You will only need to engage these businesses if you are working within their specialty.

    • Just in Time Custom Clock Dials
      Douglas F. Legge
      19 Hubert Court
      Cambridge, Ontario
      N3C 3R2, Canada Custom Made Clock Dials and Beat Scales, Uncompromising Quality and Service

    Home phone: 519-651-2095
    • Glass domes

    • Electrical cords and supplies Sets

    Modern & vintage-style plugs and cords, including cloth-covered,
    twisted, etc.

    Vintage wiring supplies, plugs, etc.

    • DUTCH clock parts supplier
    Luitzen Tasma,
    Hoofdweg 52,
    NL - 8383 EH Nijensleek

    Tel: 0031-521-383 800 (Nijensleek is just near to Steenwijk)

    They have also a website ( which shows their full production catalog and also an email address (

    • Thru-Carpet Spikes for Stabilizing Tall Case Clocks
    Parts Express


    Tools & Shop Supplies

    These businesses primarily carry tools and supplies that are specific or very useful to clock repair. Exceptional products noted in review blocks. Many of these companies carry a broader stock so be sure to check them out yourself.
    • Homestead Finishing
      Review: The best source for shellac--look under finishes. Cut your own or buy liquid. Homestead-brand liquid form is available concentrated with a shelf life of one year while Zinsser-brand has a three year shelf life but we have reports of the can leaking. Also available are all supplies needed for cutting your own shellac. Be sure to pickup what you need.​
    • Rockler Woodworking & Hardware
      Review: Excellent source for Zinsser shellac and other woodworking supplies and hardware. Many local stores, on-line shopping, and mail-order catalog available. Blogs on the website are useful for woodworkers.​
    • McMaster-Carr
      Review: Go here to get metal and plastic materials. They also have Lab/Office Supplies, Plumbiing, Ducting, HVAC, Electrical, Tools, Machinery, and other Raw Materials.​
      Review: Supplies to maintain metal and antique finishes. The Plug n Plate will spot-repair any damaged metal surface you have for about $40. Consider gold, silver, brass, and copper on clocks. Forums are available on this site for any questions regarding metal finishing.​
    • Rio Grande
      Review: The best source for jewelers tools in the US. Compare with Sutton Tools in the UK. Getting started requires that you submit for a new account and wait 24-hours for a customer service representative to contact you before you can sign-in to the website or order a free catalog. Worth the trouble. On-line shopping available.​
    • Gesswein
      Review: High-end jeweler tools and supplies in the US. Order the catalog if you are looking for a new edge or developing a new technique. Website must be viewed with Internet Explorer or you stick on the front page. Non-IE users: 1-800-243-4466.​
    • Sutton Tools
      Review: UK-Based jeweler supplier. Better stock than US shops but overseas shipping is too expensive to recommend regular purchases. Try them if RioGrande, Gesswein, TimeSavers, Empire, FindingKing and Merrits all fail you.​
    • Talas
      hardware, fasteners, lots of interesting products for clock restoration.​
    • New Life Wood Conditioners
      Review: New Life Furniture Masque is highly recommended for cleaning without damaging the finish. Safe for cleaning a shellac base.​
    • Skidmore's
      Review: Natural treatments for leather and wood. Contains beeswax. Skidmore's Wood Finish Cleaner is recommended for cleaning delicate finishes such as French-polish with a Shellac base.​
    • Briwax
      Review: A natural wax made from beeswax. Very old recipe since 1860 tested and works great to wax over and protect old finishes. Apply after cleaning to get a shine and protective coat.​
      Review: Use waterslide decal paper to create decals to repair ruined dials from digital recreations. Digital recreations can come from scanned dials or photographs. Consider making a digital backup dial before using a resilvering kit.​
    • Mumford Micro Systems
      Review: Inventor of the Microset precision clock and watch timer. Buy directly for the latest version and extra features.​
    • Mile Hi Clock Supplies
      Review: Manufacturers of the Keystone Clockmakers Tools. Includes depthing, bushing/staking, and mainspring winder tools.​
    • J M Wilde
      Review: Manufacturer of special and traditional tools/parts for the clock and watch maker.​
    • Micromark
      small tools and hardware.​
    • Vandyke Restorers
      Restoration supplies for woodworkers, homeowners, and antique restorers​
    • Nick's Fonts
      Review: Nick is available for contract to recreate any font you provide samples of. Restore multiple identical clocks in a snap or digitally recreate an extremely rare dial or label before it fades away completely. Website also has hundreds of existing deco and nouveau fonts that may match the writing on you clock dial or labels​
    • Timekeepers Workbench
      Review: Gear cutters and tech info on wheel cutting.​
    • Columbia Organ Leathers
      915 Lancaster Avenue, Columbia, PA 17512
      800-4237003 or 717-684-2108
      Review:Genuine leather materials for any clock that requires leather parts (Cuckoo, organ, trumpeter, etc) If not sure of your requirements consult with an expert before ordering. They have many, many choices to pick from and material thickness can be critical to proper clock operation.​
    • Sherline Products Inc.
      3235 Executive Ridge, Vista, California 92081-8527
      1-800-541-0735 or 1-760-727-5857
      Review: Tabletop and benchtop precision manual and cnc lathes, cnc milling machines, and machine shop accessories for light industrial and home shop use.​
    • The Morgan Pivot Polisher[/B]
      877-844-0823 Ask for the Clockbug
      Review: Automated pivot polishing and burnishing machine[​
    • Ball and Ball Antique Hardware Reproduction and Restorations
      463 W. Lincoln Hwy, Exton, PA 19341-2705
      Sales and special works 800-257-3711 or customer service 610-363-7330
      Review:If they don't already have your hardware needs in stock they can repair or create from scratch​
    • Fendley and Cox
      1530 Etain Street, Irving, TX 75060
      Review: Wheel and pinion cutting service​
    • Accu Machine and Tool
      370 New Road, Normandy, Tenn. 37360
      931-857- 3612 Ask for Brent Hitt.
      Makes the new Ollie Baker mainspring winders. Call for parts or service.​
    • Horton Brasses
      Antique reproductions of hinges, door catches, etc.​

    • MuggyWeld
    • Material for repairing pot metal castings, etc.
    These companies offer specific services that you might find useful.

    210-651-4006 Bracken, Texas

    • Ithaca Calendar Clocks

    Joel Warren is a master carver who can make those hard to find finials and other carved case parts and mouldings.

    • Brocot Escapement Ruby Jewels

    NAWCC member and master clock & watchmaker Jim Michaels offers original old-new stock jewels.
    Atmos Bellows Repair

    Kitztech - Jeff Kitz

    Please post corrections and add vendors that would improve the clock community as a whole. Please avoid adding businesses that exist on the other AWCI and NAWCC lists unless they add something very distinct like a service or tool that can't be gotten anywhere else. Be sure to include a review. :thumb:
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