Service in Vancouver, BC, Canada?

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  1. DanTDavies

    DanTDavies Registered User

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    Hi,
    I am looking for a repair tech in the above area. Our previous fellow retired and we need someone new. I have tried going through the BC Community in this group with no success. Would anyone be able to make a recommendation for someone in my area.
    I have a 20y old grandfather clock, 3 weights, multiple chimes. Please let me know if you need more detail to make a suggestion.
    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. Kevin W.

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    Try the NAWCC Chapter, pretty sure someone can help you there. Here is a link. Home
     
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  5. DanTDavies

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    Thanks for the replies! I have tried going through the BC Chapter, and got in contact with Ray Saunders. I have been trying to set up an appointment for about 1 month and it has not worked. I came back to this group when I could not contact him.
    The Yelp link was more for watches, and only mentioned clock repair incidentally. If anyone has had a good experience with clock repair in the Vancouver area, I would love to hear about it.
    Cheers,
    Dan
     
  6. DanTDavies

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    I have had no luck finding a service technician through this association, which is unfortunate. I thought it would have been the best way to find expert and reliable help in my area. After over a month of trying here, I have had no success.

    I do not know if it would help others, but perhaps an advertising forum or page, that would allow people with clocks to find people with expertise, and vice versa.

    I guess it is back to Google!

    Cheers,
    Dan
     
  7. new2clocks

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    Dan,

    Sorry to hear that the BC chapter could not help you. I checked the directory for the BC chapter and there are only 35 or so members, which is very small for a chapter that covers a large metropolitan area such as Vancouver.

    The clock repair community, even in Vancouver, is a small community and they usually know other repair people or at least know of them. Can your former repair person recommend someone?

    Regards.
     
  8. Kevin W.

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    Did you try the Calgary, Alberta chapter?
     
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    I think this is a good learning experience for both the Association and local Chapters. You normally have an email link to the Secretaries on the individual Chapters' pages.

    Each Chapter should maintain a list of members willing to take on watch or clock repair from inquiries like this. The list is then forwarded to the Secretary to draw from for help, down the list, etc. A role call should go out to the membership at least twice a year to keep it current. I'm willing to bet you could have a readily available list of at least 10 members willing to help at any given time, many are competent repair persons but may not have a business or advertise. Those with businesses may be backlogged for months, other members maybe not. Stuff like this gives the Association a bad image.

    Just a thought.
    Don
     
  10. new2clocks

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    Dan,

    The person who owns the business in the attached link, Dennis Radage, is an NAWCC member and is located in B.C.

    Pacific Antique Clocks

    I doubt he would make a house call for a clock, but he should be able to recommend someone to service your clock.

    Perhaps you should e-mail him via his web site and indicate that his advice to your query was recommended by a fellow NAWCC member.

    Regards.
     
  11. Tom McIntyre

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    NAWCC members can use the member directory to find people in a particular area. Member Directory

    The Membership Department staff will also forward emails to members when they receive an email requesting that service. When the member being sought receives the email, they can decide whether or not to reply. Those in business will almost always reply.The association does not publish member emails unless they are business members listed in the Business Member Directory
     
  12. new2clocks

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    Tom,

    Can a non-NAWCC member, such as the OP, make this request directly to the Membership Department Staff?

    Regards.
     
  13. Tom McIntyre

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    Yes, I believe so. It is not an "official" service offering, but Pam has been doing it for over 25 years.
     
  14. DanTDavies

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I have sent a message to Pacific Antique Clocks.
     

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