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Clock Repairers

On 16 Jul 2015 at 11:55am Nick Carling wrote:
Can anyone recommend a good clock repairers in Lewes? Thanks.
On 16 Jul 2015 at 1:39pm Rookie wrote:
There is Bruce at the top of North Street. Went there once. Seemed extremely expensive.
On 16 Jul 2015 at 2:08pm Spring Break wrote:
If it is a good clock, Bill Bruce is definitely where you need to go, if it is something less fancy, maybe somewhere else, but Bill could advise and is very helpful.
On 16 Jul 2015 at 3:09pm Local wrote:
Yes, I think they're ridiculously expensive.
The Clockery in Uckfield is the place to go.
On 16 Jul 2015 at 3:37pm trooper wrote:
@ Local, Thank you for that information,I also was quoted a eye watering amount of money just for a clean on a very standard clock.
On 16 Jul 2015 at 6:05pm convenient wrote:
@trooper .. you said it all "a very standard clock " W.Bruce is a very respected clock repairer and seller but only deals in top quality antique clocks . People always seem to accept paying a garage 60-70 quid an hour but less accepting of other skilled trades . . Before someone has a dig , no I don't have any connection with Bruces .
On 16 Jul 2015 at 6:42pm Fairmeadow wrote:
I agree Bill Bruce is great, but really only appropriate if you have an expensive antique.
On 17 Jul 2015 at 12:16am Pamela wrote:
Bill Bruce is a master craftsman of the highest order, if you need a basic clock sorting its probably better to find a more basic clock repairer
On 17 Jul 2015 at 7:53am CraftsPerson wrote:
Being someone who repairs stuff - not clocks though - I can say that many have very little idea how much time it takes to be a craftsperson, or repairer. the hours that go into such things have to be charged for else no business. If more people actually made SOMETHING - they might have an appreciation of the skills time and effort that goes into this kind of job. The other thing that happens is people with little imagination start comparing the cost of the article new with the cost of the repair, mostly being blind to the fact that the item was most likely made in the third world, where people get paid tuppence. appreciate these people who are keeping clocks or whatever, going and not adding to the pile of goods going into landfill, and languishing unused in our houses.
On 18 Jul 2015 at 12:20pm Local chap wrote:
Rampant overcharging can and does happen though. In all sorts of sectors. Often in towns where there is a sense of 'prosperity' to be exploited.
For instance, seen the price of logs in Lewes, compared to places like Bexhill or Hailsham?

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