John Bouwman - Clocks and Watches
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Clock Repair & Restoration

The Clockmaker in downtown Burlington specializes in the repair and restoration of most antique and vintage clocks including: pendulum-regulated clocks which strike every hour on the hour, chiming and musical clocks, to longcase and grandfather clocks with their use of freestanding, weight-driven pendulums and even modern quartz battery-powered clocks.

The Clockmaker undertakes a lot of different restorations. And it’s not uncommon for them to be working with antique clocks that are 200 to 300 years old.

With years of ongoing wear to the timepieces – they endeavour to retain as much of the original state of our Customer’s antique clock as possible. The Clockmaker helps bring them back to functioning form, and help preserve the true historic value of the family heirloom for the next generations.

So what’s their process? For each antique clock, they perform a complete assessment to diagnose problems and provide cost-effective solutions for repair and restoration. Then, they undertake disassembly, cleaning, repair, reassembly, calibrating, recasing and test the antique clock to ensure it is fully functional before returning it to the Customer.

The Clockmaker can also convert many first generation battery clocks to newer style quartz clocks. Repairs to modern clocks are also part of the Clockmaker’s daily routine.

If you have an antique or vintage clock that needs repair or restoration, be sure to visit the Clockmaker in downtown Burlington.

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New, vintage and antique clocks.
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Sales and service of antique and modern quartz movement watches is our specialty.

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Customer Testimonial

I've used him twice without any issues. He fixed my wife's watch which was ruined by accidentally dropping it in water. He repaired it within a reasonable amount of time (about 2 weeks) and it has worked perfectly since. I also use him to replace batteries in our expensive watches since I don't trust a kid at a department store watch shop with a high end watch. John is very knowledgeable about watches and clocks.

- Online review: heyjohnston