What is inside a clock? Time to find out!
A clock is an incredibly complex and intricate piece of machinery, that uses many moving and stable parts and pieces to help it operate. Many of our clients at Village Watch Center, who are seeking clock repair in Boston, love their treasured timepiece and are curious about the specific parts that are being repaired. Here is a list of the various parts of a mechanical clock which will help even the most inquisitive clock owner feel “in-the-know” about timepiece terminology!
Case: The main encasing of the clock which houses all the machinery.
Hour Hand: This hand is longer, pointing to a certain hour of the day.
Minute Hand: This hand is shorter, and points to a minute of an hour.
Face: The front-facing piece of the timepiece which typically displays numbers or other symbols to indicate hours and minutes.
Main Wheel: This critical part is the main mover of the smaller wheels of the clock, which together make it possible for the timepiece to function.
Barrel: This metal box is the powerhouse of the clock! This important piece powers the clock using a spring and gear to provide energy to move all the pieces.
Clock Hand Washers: These small round parts are meant to go on the upper part of some clocks to help keep the hand taught and in place.
Clicks: Clicks are used to keep the critical springs in their spots while the clock is winded and during normal operation.
Clock Glass: This covering is used to keep debris and other particles off of your treasured timepiece. When clients are looking for Boston clock maintenance, they are often confused about the difference between convex and flat clock glass. The distinction is simple! Convex glass is domed and slightly sticks out from your timepiece, while the flat alternative doesn’t.
Wish to find out more about your clock? Give us a call today!
At our watch repair shop in Boston, we are all about transparency and top-notch customer service. Our repair experts will be in contact with you the moment your watch or clock reaches our doors and will walk you through every step of our repair process. No matter if you are looking for routine clock maintenance or significant repairs, our experts will be there to answer any of your questions.
Looking for clock service in Boston? Visit Village Watch Center today!