EarlyClocks.uk Antique Clocks & Restoration

Thirty years of experience in antique clock sales and comprehensive restoration services specialising in early clocks

Clocks For Sale - Not Yet Listed

-SOLD Verge Lantern Clock ’Jeffrey Bayley - Londini Fecit’ C1660

-West Country (unsigned) Lantern Clock C1680

-Lantern Clock ‘John Clowes - Londini Fecit’ C1680

-Verge London Lantern Clock ‘SB’ attributed to Samuel Betts 1680

-1/4 Striking, Verge Lantern Clock w/Alarm ‘Edwardus East - Londini‘ 

  (original, with solid provenance and published references)

Affordable Repair and Services


Fast Gear, Pinion and Arbor Cutting Service

Dial Restoration and Replacement Period Hands

Dial Restoration and Replacement Period Hands

Parts machined and fabricated.  Period replacement parts sourced And missing parts made


Dial Restoration and Replacement Period Hands

Dial Restoration and Replacement Period Hands

Dial Restoration and Replacement Period Hands

Brass dials repaired, resilvered and refinished.

Replacement dial work and associated engraving.

Gallery of recent examples...

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Period, steel clock hands made and finished.


Early Verge Escapement - Reconversion

Dial Restoration and Replacement Period Hands

Early Verge Escapement - Reconversion

Lantern clock balance and verge pendulum escapements reinstated from anchor.

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Specialising in Early London Clockmakers

Antique clocks for sale / Antique clock repair, restoration, sourcing, and relocation services

Rare Fromanteel Lantern Sold JUN2017 - Original Balance

Clocks Currently Available

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Early clocks sourced and traded, including bracket, lantern, longcase, and wall clocks

  • 30 hour and 8-day brass dialled movements, London and provincial
  • High quality replica cases and movements are also traded
  • Later period clocks including Fusee dial clocks


Movements / Dials and Components Currently Available

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Downloads & Special Interest


Peter Closon Lantern Clock Article

My study attributing a full sized London lantern clock (as surfaced - DEC 2009) as a product from the workshops of Peter Closon – ‘Neer Holburn Bridge’ London’, a prolific maker of these clocks from 1625-1660 in the Lothbury clockmakers’ district in London. The clock was sold on to a customer unrestored.

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Clockmakers’ Company Masters and their Apprentices. Transcribed from Atkins’ list of 1931



A lifetime of interest and experience... NAWCC# 71355 since 1975

I've been involved with antique clock restoration since a teenager in the 1970s, spending summers working with an uncle in Clerkenwell London learning horological skills.  My father was a trained English cabinetmaker from whom I learned case work.  During my undergraduate years and throughout my commercial scientific career, I remained active in the restoration and trading of earlier antique clocks. During my professional life I'd been lucky to have been involved with art history conservation projects with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale Museum of British Art, and other important museums.   A member of the National Association of Clock Collectors for over 30 years, I've taken part in numerous technical, historical, an conservation seminars. 

I look forward to assisting however I can.


Be in touch!

...by phone or email earlyclocks@gmail.com

Currently undertaking work with a typical 30 day turn around time for overhauls and dials, and <5 days for machine work.

Always looking for consignments and I offer a clock / maker location service.

Early Antique Clock Restorations Sales & Services

Stansted, Essex United Kingdom

+44 (0) 7595 180138


Most days by appointment