James Moss Horological Conservator, Inc.
MEMBER: AIC, UKIC, AAM, NEMA, ASM, NACE, AWI, NAWCC
am not like the other clock repair people..... as a Professional
Conservator, I have a
Code of Ethics and
for Practice to which I must adhere:
|it is for the good of your
|it is good for its preservation.
activities include examination,
documentation, treatment, and preventive care of antique clocks
and watches supported by research and education.
In addition to our Conservation services, we
provide very high grade specialized repairs and restorations for
rare, one-of-a-kind, and highly valued antique clocks. These
services are supplied only in accordance with the Code of Ethics. We
specialize in American tall clocks (grandfather clocks), banjo
clocks, and other shelf and wall clocks that were made before 1900.
Additionally, we will undertake conservation treatments on clocks
made in other countries before 1900 such as the United Kingdom
(England and Scotland), France, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Japan,
and China. Challenge us..... we love the difficult jobs!
We do not work on alarm clocks, Cuckoo clocks
(go to John Kurdzionak
Day or Anniversary Clocks (glass Dome with 3 or 4 rotating balls).
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice do not allow
Conservators to provide appraisals of your objects: it is a conflict
of interest. We do not buy or sell clocks for the same reason!
As a private owner, museum, historic site, or
corporation, you are one steward among many
who will care for this object: I am one conservator among many who
will help you care for your object. Together we will insure that
your clock will survive during our tenure and hopefully for many
generations to come.
I do not offer "fast turn around" nor "low
prices": proper treatment can take time. Also, the cost for
Conservation can be more expensive than repairs and restorations: it
is performed with the viewpoint of preservation rather than "just
getting it running".
may choose to entrust me with your clock and you are expecting the
very best work to be done: I will not do anything less. The
question you need to ask is: should I conserve my clock or just have
it repaired? Click here
for a discussion of that very question!
Your valuable clocks and watches are safe with us. We
provide a climate controlled environment, protection from UV
(ultraviolet) damage, appropriate storage methods, an alarm system
approved by Lloyd’s of London, and we are insured by Lloyd’s of London.
Our Fine Art’s Policy provides Coverage for all Horological Objects left
in the care of James Moss Clockmakers, Inc. We accept time pieces from
anywhere in the United states. You may only deliver your clock in person
by making an advance appointment or you may ship your clock to us but
only after having contacted us prior to shipping so that we can specify
the method of packing and shipping. NO CLOCK WILL BE ACCEPTED IF IT IS
NOT SHIPPED ACCORDING TO OUR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS.
You expect your clock to arrive undamaged when it is either shipped to
and from our studio. Therefore, based upon our experience of seeing the
disastrous results from improper packing procedures, it is imperative
that you follow our packing instructions to the letter.
Please read about our services
for Private Clients and Institutions such as Museums, Historic Sites,