BOYD CLOCKS and Sons
Clock Repair/Grandfather Clock Restoration/Cukoo Clock Service/Sales
With our workshop in Tampa, Florida
4343 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Office hours are Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am - 1:00pm
We have been repairing and restoring clocks big and small in the Tampa bay area since 1944.
Boyd Clocks keeps their customers Clocks of all sizes chiming & cuckooing worldwide.
Repairs are made to clocks that do not need rebuilding, restoration, or servicing. Repairs are usually small jobs that don't require too much time.
Examples of repairs would include:
• Replacing a suspension spring
• Restringing a cuckoo chain
• Replacing broken glass
• Mending or replacing a broken hinge, chain, key, chime rod, hand, or gong.
Restoration is performed when the customer requests that the time piece be in like-original condition. Care will be given to have every detail like tapered pins, nuts, screws, etc. be factory original. This also applies to proper keys, pendulum, and old glass. We don't want the clock to look new. We want it to look like it has always been cared for. Our inventory of antique clock parts will help in our quest for authenticity. When finished the clock will be dependable, keep nice time, and sound enjoyable for years to come. Some parts of the restoration are handled by experts in their field. Examples would be dials, gold leafing, reverse painting, and intricate wood inlay to name a few. We oversee the process at every point to ensure the customer is getting the best possible product. Restorations come with a ten year warranty.
A rebuild is necessary when a clock has run it's course, is worn out, and can no longer continue to run properly under it's own power source. A normal clock life span is 25-35 years, at that point it will need rebuilding. In order to achieve the 25-35 years a clock will run between rebuilding, it will need fresh oil regular intervals of 5-7 years.
What is rebuilding? A rebuild consists of:
• Complete Disassembly
• Pivot Polishing
• Bushing Installation
• Parts Repair / Replacement / Remanufacture
• Brass or Steel Polishing / Refinishing
• Rust Removal / Corrosion Removal
• Spring Cleaning
• Spring Lubrication
• Realigning Wheels / Pinions
• Straightening Wheels
• Straightening Pivots
• Replacing Broken Pivots
• Replacing Broken Gear / Pinion Teeth
• Resurfacing Escape Wheel Teeth (When Necessary)
• Resurfacing The Verge (When Necessary)
• Correcting Beat Errors
• Testing Various Features / Functions
House calls may also include clocks that are difficult to move, or become a liability to transport due to their value. (French Bronze or English Bracket for example)
• Grandfather Clock Service Starts At $95.00 (Clean/Oil/Adjust)
• Tubular Clocks Service Starts At $125.00 (Clean/Oil/Adjust)
If you can pack it we can fix it. Do not ship keys or glass panels. Also package any lose items like weight and pendulums separately. We do not recommend shipping a 6 foot Grand Father clock but many other clocks can be shipped, repaired and returned to you easier than you may think. Use a packing service to ship if you are unsure the best way to protect you valued timepiece. We accept all carries at our location. Call with any inquiries.