This is the time of year when we search for the perfect gift. It can be a challenge. If you’re favorite person happens to love antique clocks, we’d like to give you a few pointers on searching for one online.
Collecting antiques is a passion many know too well. The majority of clocks that were made from the 15th to the middle of the 17th century are now mostly in museums, with a small percentage in private collections. Most of us will never set eyes on these timekeepers nor will many be able to recognize them.
Antique clocks made during the 1800s through the early 1900s are more in number since during these years, clocks and watches were produced in mass quantities. Those from the mid-1600s still exist. Some of these are worth well over $70,000. Some extremely rare models are worth over $100,000. A wise consumer, before spending this type of money, would have any prospective clock appraised before purchase.
Learning the language of clock makers and collectors will help you to understand what you might be purchasing. You will want to check the credibility of the seller. Also, check to see if there’s a ‘return policy’ if the clock isn’t what they advertise. Many reputable sellers have such a policy.
If you’re looking online and decide that maybe you’ll purchase one that isn’t working, keep in mind that it is not cheap to repair these antique timepieces. On the other hand, knowing an expert, trustworthy, professional business that can restore and refurbish your clock can be of great assistance.
You can often get a better deal on an antique clock if it isn’t working. Here at Stephens & Stephens Clocks we can help you with restoration and repair. After all, an antique clock is a working piece of art. If it’s been restored, it will bring you enjoyment while keeping its value.
If you’re considering a purchase and you’ll want us to refurbish it for you, call John and let him see the offer. He may be able to offer some guidance in your choice and give you an estimate in terms of restoration.
If you love – and collect – antique clocks, Stephens & Stephens are the folks you’ll want to visit to keep it in fine working order!