Repair Prices

by | Nov 26, 2019

Bringing Cuckoo Clocks Back From Extinction, One Clock at a Time!

My Granddaughters say, "If your cuckoo is sick, our Papa will make it tick"!

Price: $379 Effective May 1, 2024


The FIXED PRICE is for a COMPLETE Teardown and OVERHAUL of YOUR original cuckoo clock movement, including any number of animations and re-covering the bellows. Included in this price are any missing linkages, nuts, screws and plastic hands. This price is for clocks made after World War II and covers 90% of all the cuckoo clocks I receive. I can and will repair your antique pre-war clocks with count wheel strike movements but I would have to see it to determine the exact price. If you don't know what you have just send me a photo of the open back of the clock showing the clock movement it carries inside and I can tell you right away by email. Again, 90% of all the clocks I repair fall under the fixed price of $379 (effective May 1, 2024.) If you have reservations or don't know how old your cuckoo clock is feel free to send me photos of the open back of the clock showing the movement if you have any concerns about what your true costs will be. I'd rather be honest with you up front and I will be.

I can supply missing weights, pendulums, wood or bone hands, bellows, music box governors and other major parts should your clock need them for a modest price. I will install however many bushings needed to make your clock like brand new again. If the clock is complete with all major parts this is my fixed price.

Note: For clock shops and dealers, I appreciate your business but I can only accept up to 3 clocks at any one time so that I can keep a tight schedule for my individual customers with family heirloom clocks which is where my main focus lies.

This Price applies to ANY Post World War Two cuckoo clock regardless if it is 1 or 8 day movement, with or without music box, regardless of the number or animations it may have, spinning dancers included, and clocks with "oompah bands" also. If it was made since WWII that is all you will be charged. One exceptions is the Schatz 8 day cuckoo clock. These weren't made for long and parts aren't available. These have excellent movements inside as they are constructed very well and are a very unique design that are a little more difficult and time consuming than most to rebuild. They can still be repaired however but I have to charge just slightly higher for them. The second exception is clocks that carry the Regula 72 three train musical movement inside with the endless worm gear drive to govern the speed of it's music box. These are similar to pre 1939 three train musical movements and about as difficult to rebuild. I charge a little higher for these but the price comes out about the same as a typical musical cuckoo clock that needs the governor unit attached to it's music box replaced.

So, what all this means is that for 90% of the clocks I repair the

Fixed Price is $379 U.S. Dollars Effective May 1, 2024.

Return shipping costs will be added to your invoice.

If the clock is over 15 years old and carries a music box inside it is possible that the music box governor unit is too worn out to be re-bushed and repaired. I have to replace the governors on about half of the music boxes that come into my shop. These governors control the speed at which the tunes play and once they begin to go bad the music box will I can provide these installed for $90 and any other music box parts for a modest fee.

That's It $379 (effective May 1, 2021) Total for most cuckoo clocks.

Although this is a price increase over last years, my costs from suppliers has gone up significantly since my last price change as well as a dramatic increase in shipping costs. I have also factored in my desire to help those people with a family heirloom clock that no one else can or will repair. I have always gladly repaired auction finds and estate sale cuckoo clocks and I will continue to do so for customers but I want to concentrate on family heirloom clocks and their restorations which is where my main focus lies.

Quail and Trumpeter Clocks and Antique Cuckoos with wooden plated movements: I do repair antique Quail and Trumpeter clocks and antique pre 1900 cuckoo clocks with wooden plated movements both for individuals, dealers, and clock shops. However, these clocks are a specialty item, and there will be a slightly higher charge. Please contact me for an estimate, and to schedule time for your restoration, as this will enable me to keep my schedule for my individual customers with their family heirloom clocks which again is where my main focus lies.

I accept personal checks, postal money orders, and international money orders made out in U.S. Funds.

Now I know you have questions, every customer of mine does.

  • So, Papa, what do I do now? How does this all work? How do I pack the clock? Do you charge for estimates?
  • Do I send a deposit with the clock or money up front?
  • When do I pay you?
    When I finish work on your clock and begin testing it I will send you an email invoice and explain how to pay.

I don't need deposits or money up front and I don't charge for looking at a clock to determine what is wrong. I've built my business on straight talk, fixed prices, and rebuilding YOUR own original movements so I'm happy more than happy to tell you what is wrong with your clock without charging a fee just to look at someone's clock.

IMPORTANT: Please email me or telephone and make contact with me before you ship your clock. That way I can be on the lookout for it. I just want you to feel safe about your clock. When I receive your clock, I'll send you an email that it got here all right. I try and finish clocks in the order they come to me, so when I finish work on your cuckoo clock and start it's final testing I'll email you it's ready and send you your invoice and that time you can pay me by sending a personal check, postal money order, or international money order in U.S. Funds . When your clock is ready I will email you after I've shipped it and provide you with a tracking number. I will include written instructions and there are instructions on the website on how to set it up and keep it running. If you have any questions while I have your clock or have trouble setting it up or for any reason just give me a call or email me and I'll be more than happy to help you.

Thank you so much for letting me repair your treasured cuckoo clock!