Author: John Tope

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Member #152445


Associate member of: 

The British Horological Institute LTD 





 Member #33233

American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute 





    My interest in clocks, watches and antiques started 25+ years ago.  My wife Cynthia wanted to buy an antique tambour (camelback) clock like the one her parents once had on their mantel.  Before that time, my grandfather gave me his antique pocket watch.

Since then we have accumulated several tambours and a wide variety of many other types of antique clocks and watches.

Most of the clocks and watches we bought needed some work, or did not work at all.  That is where I came in to learn to fix them all!

I still continue to buy, sell, repair, and collect many antique clocks and watches.

For most parts of the U.S., and outside of the U.S., there are very limited resources to learn clock and watch repair.  These DVDs and videos are for those people who have some or no access to antique clock and watch repair and restoration training.

Learning from books and manuals can be confusing and frustrating.  It can be difficult trying to recall what you previously learned in a class.  That is why I have created these DVDs and videos for you.  Even though I have learned from many books and manuals, nothing beats someone showing and telling.




Clock and watch repair educational classes and certificates:


  •  Kitchen Clock Repair 

  •  Jewelers Lathe I - for clocks and watches

  •  Jewelers Lathe II - for clocks and watches

  •  Micro Lathe I - for clocks and watches

  •  Micro Lathe II - for clocks and watches

  •  F102 Time and Strike Clock with Going Barrel     Repair

  •  Wooden Gear Clock Repair

  •  F101 Introduction to Basic Time & Strike Clock Repair

  •  Spring Barrel Clock Repair

  •  F103 Chime Clock Repair

  •  Clock Repair Troubleshooting 

  •  Wood Case Restoration

  •  F301 Introduction to Basic Pocket Watch Repair

  •  F301A  Intermediate Pocket Watch Course

  • Antique Pocket Watch Repair


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John Tope Clock Case Repair and Restoration

John Tope working at the bench.

Examining the next procedure.

Taking a measurement.

With fellow classmates at a NAWCC clock repair class in Oklahoma.

Examining a movement with a fellow classmate at a NAWCC clock repair class.