On this page we'll show you a few examples of why clock repair should be left to the professionals, Images of the common failures due to wear, mishandling, or 'bodging' by the inexperienced, as well as some items of interest, Along with a short description.
Wear of the pivot holes is the number one reason clocks stop working, This animation is an extreme example but is still a common sight.
To repair a clock in this state requires the entire piece to be dismantled and cleaned, and the worn pivot holes to be accurately bushed to ensure correct wheel and pinion depthing (an important matter that is often overlooked).
A full overhaul is your only option. Regular maintenance helps slow this process of wear but it is inevitable in all but jewelled pivot holes.