Rough Cost of restoration please?

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  1. Hairyarsedpeanut

    Hairyarsedpeanut Registered User

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    I’m looking to get someone in the uk to restore this spring 1899 Gustav Becker Vienna wall clock and wondering if anyone could give me a guesstimate on the cost I’m looking at please.

    Cheere

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    What needs to be done? It looks like a cleaning is maybe all it needs. Do you mean the movement, case or both? It's a beautiful clock.

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    I believe you could probably do the majority of the needed work on the case yourself. Just some detailed cleaning, mostly. Then the movement could be restored by a pro. In my part of the country (USA) the job would probably be in the $250 to $300 range for the movement.
     
  7. JTD

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    Please don't start 'emailing companies' about restoring your clock. You should be looking for a clock maker who works by himself or perhaps one or two other people. Nicks' suggestion in post #3 was good advice, or you may be able to get a recommendation locally.

    'Companies' generally farm out their repair work to individual clock makers and you end up paying twice.

    And although Shutterbug's quotation was for the USA, you may have spend about the same amount in UK for a decent job done properly.

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