Repairs & Guides

Listed here you will find clock maintenance guides written specially by clock expert Christopher Jenkins MBHI. Further down the page you will find links to other websites with excellent information on Antique Clocks, and indeed other Antique Clock dealers and restorers.

Our CLOCK REPAIR prices are available here.

Setting Up Your 30 Hour Longcase Clock

Place the movement on the seatboard in the clock case & hook the weight onto the pulley; this will hold the movement in place whilst it is aligned with the hood. Fit the hood in place & move the…

Setting Up Your American Striking Wall Clock

Hang the clock on a strong screw fitted to the wall using a wall plug. It should look straight, lay flat against the wall and not be able to wobble. The pendulum will have been removed for the…

Setting Up & Using Your 8 Day Wall Clock

Hook the clock on the wall making sure it is straight and cannot wobble. Some clocks have stabilisers, which can be screwed in or out just enough to prevent wobbling. The pendulum will have been…

Setting Up A Weight Driven Vienna Regulator

The clock should be hung on a strong screw fitted to the wall with a wall plug. The pendulum and pulleys may have been taped to the rear or sides of the case and should be released. Look through the…

Setting Up Your Spring Vienna Wall Clock

Hook the clock onto a strong screw & make sure it is straight and cannot wobble. Some clocks have stabilisers, which can be screwed in or out just enough to prevent wobbling. The pendulum may have…

Setting Up A Rack-Striking Mantel Clock

The pendulum should have been removed for the journey home and you must refit it. The pendulum consists of a rod with a hook or eye at the top and a bob. Hook the pendulum onto the “hanger”. This…

Setting Up Your French Clock With Count-Wheel Strike

Clocks that have count-wheel strike are simpler than clocks with rack striking but they have a disadvantage in that the number of blows struck can easily get out of sequence with the time shown. It…


The BBC offer some excellent content related to The Antiques Roadshow series.The main site can be found at

If you are an horology enthusiast you may find the Historical Clock & Watch Research site invaluable. It is, as it says “the best research site for clocks and watches” and can be found here


Or visit our other website specifically made for Carriage Clocks. Visit
Penman Clockcare is situated in Spalding, Lincolnshire and specialises in the sale, repair and restoration of antique clocks and watches. The shop consists of workshop and showroom and there is always a wide range of clocks in stock. Visit

Things To Do after your visit


Southend Central museum is located next to the Beecroft Gallery. It would be easy to visit both of these places of interest after a visit to our shop. The museum is home to many collections of Natural, social and archaeology history. It also shows the growth and change of southend as a major seaside destination.

The Beecroft Galleryis an art gallery which is just a five minute drive from our shop. It’s located in Southend in the former Central Library along Victoria Avenue. There is a permanent collection of over 2000 pieces of work, all ranging from the 17th century to contempary works. Within the collection their is pieces by artists such as molenaer, and Berchem plus the 19th century artists, Rossetti and Constable. The Beecroft Gallery has many different exhibitions within including highlights from the Constable “On the Stour” and Henry Brights “Hadleigh Castle”.

Priory Park is located in the middle of Victoria Avenue just a 5 minute drive from our shop. It’s a wonderful place for a picnic or a nice walk, with 45 acres and a wide range of activities including a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, formal gardens and areas of recreation. There is something for everyone to choose from. At the centre of the park there is the Priory Museum which was originally part of the Cluniac Monastery dating back to 1180. Throughout the year there’s many different events held within the park and the museum.

Southend Planetarium holds a wide selection of talks and displays of astronomy and the night sky. All the talks and presentations are live giving the oppotunity for questions and to get involved. The opening hours are 10am-5pm tuesday to saturday.


There is a fantastic hotel called The Roslin not far from us overlooking the seafront which also has great food .For international customers we recommend this Hotel . Also recently finished along the seafront is The Palace now owned by Park Inn

The Westcliff Hotel is located along the cliffs over looking the seafront just 2 minutes from the shop. It’s in a lovely old Victorian building with free wifi, free parking and a restaurant with estuary views.


For the customers having a long journey here and fancy a bite we recommend the The Boat Yard in Leigh-On-Sea,

The Estuary is a fully licensed restaurant located in the heart of Leigh on sea just a 10 minute walk down the road from our shop. With delicious food and generous portions to satisfy all appetites with locally sourced seafood. There is also wide range of hot and cold meat dishes and cheeses and Vegetarian options. There is also indoor and outdoor seating.


London Southend Airport, recently been opened, is where a lot of our international customers come in to get their clocks from. Easy Jet has also started flying from there now:


Southend Cliffs Pavillion holds a host of great shows throughout the year and is one of Southend’s best attractions. It is the largest purpose-built performing arts venue in Essex and presents in excess of 300 performances each year across a wide range of live entertainment from ballet, opera and classical music, through to top-name comedians and singers, to West End musicals, stand-up rock concerts and the largest pantomime in the South East.


The Clockmakers’ Company was established by Royal Charter granted by King Charles I in 1631. It ranks 61st in the order of precedence of the 108 City of London Livery Companies. It is the oldest surviving horological institution in the world. The Clockmaker’s Company run a museum situated at Guildhall in the City of London, which is the oldest and also considered by many to be one of the finest collections of clocks, watches and sundials in the world. It is open to the public and entrance is free.


The Science Museum, in South Kensington London has a wide range of interesting and unique clocks; these include Atomic Clocks and Chronophage Clocks. The Science Museum is open almost all year round and entrance is free.

Details of the different clocks can be found at on their website.


The BHI formed in 1858 to promote horology, today it continues to provide education, standards and support to its 3,000 members around the world involved in making, repairing and servicing clocks and watches.

At their headquarters, the British Horological Institute has facilities to enable members to see examples of most types of clock and watch from around the world, and to research almost any topic in horology. The BHI has its headquarters at Upton Hall in Nottinghamshire and they open to the public on the Sundays that mark the beginning and end of British Summer Time and for their Summer Show on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the second weekend in June.


The Cuckooland Museum is situated in Tabley, Cheshire and has a magnificent variety of cuckoo clocks regarded as the most important collection in the world. The collection has been brought together by brothers Roman and Maz Piekarski who, as foremost horologists and clock restorers, have sought and renovated the rarest and most notable examples over careers of 40 years. They began restoring Cuckoo clocks to there former glory at the age of 15 they have  a keen eye to find, research and restore  antique cuckoo clocks. Cuckooland offers exciting tours through their museum of clocks that will fascinate you throughout.

General Information

Cinoa 29 Art and Antique Associations from 20 countries

Antique NewsThe number 1 online trade newspaper for the antiques market

The Association of Art & Antique Dealers The UK’s largest trade association for professional art and antiques dealers.

The Antiquarian horological Society Dedicated to the study of all forms of timekeeping.

Antique Clocks Price Guide Antique Clocks Identification and Price Guide.

Antique Collectors Club A long-established magazine for the collector, dealer or specialist.