Seth Thomas Electric Clock Repair

Bill’s Clockworks repairs electric Seth Thomas clocks made from the 1930's through the 1960's. We give a one year warranty on electric clock repair.

Average Prices for Overhaul With One Year Warranty

Electric clock with Westminster (quarter-hour) chime: $600 - $800

Electric clock with hour & half hour strike: $400 - $600

Electric time only or alarm clock: $200 - $250

If the motor is bad, add $100 - $150

These prices apply to repair of the movement. Any case work will be extra.

The motor in a chime clock is quite often good. The usual reason that these clocks stop running is that there is wear in the bearings caused by many years of use. This wear, along with dried up oil, causes so much friction that the motor cannot turn.

Seth Thomas electric chime clockRear of Seth Thomas electric chime clock showing the movement and chime rods
Above: Example of a Seth Thomas electric clock with Westminster chime. This clock was made in 1949. See my blog post, Seth Thomas Electric Chiming Mantel Clock – Simsbury-1 E for more about this clock. This clock chimes every quarter hour on four of the chime rods, and strikes the hour on the longest chime rod.
Seth Thomas Cathay electric alarm clockMovement of Seth Thomas Cathay electric alarm clock
Above: an example of a Seth Thomas electric alarm clock. This is the Cathay model, made in 1955. See my blog post, Seth Thomas "Cathay 3″ Electric Alarm Clock for more about this clock.

Packing a Strike or Chime Clock for Shipping

Before packing the clock, put padding around the hammers, gong or chime rods inside the clock to immobilize them. Wrap the entire clock in several layers of bubble wrap. Use a box that gives 2 - 3 inches space around the wrapped clock on ALL sides. Put a 2 - 3 inch layer of foam packing peanuts in the bottom of the box. Put in the clock, and fill the space firmly with peanuts. There should be a slight pressure when closing the box to keep the clock from moving around.

History of Seth Thomas Clock Company