In the time where coals were used as fuels, clocks are needed to be serviced regularly. Cleaning it and changing the oil at least every 3 years is necessary as smog stock up the clock and thickens up the oils inside the clock. Before, antique clocks are only maintained using synthetic oils and an existing method that is used frequently which is called winding. Winding is the main source of power of antique clocks. It is a process where the owner of the clock will try and find the knob and turn the knob clockwise or counter clockwise which depends on the clock’s winding system. Though clock winding can be done by ordinary individuals, it is still advisable that professionals should do the winding job.
Usually clock owners take their clocks repaired when it totally stopped but in reality, clocks should be checked at least every 10 years. Doing such will eventually prolong your clock’s life.
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If you think that you are good enough to repair your own antique clock, think furthermore. Antique clocks have different types. It can be advertising, black mantel, cuckoo, dial, grandfather and other types which means they have different systems that needs professional expertise. Antique clocks are built more complex than modern day clocks which means fixing it yourself might do harm than good.
For more info about repairing antique clocks, you can check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKhsS5bG7GM
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