Dallas Clock Repair Expert Brings over 40 Years Experience to Promenade Clocks and Gifts Shop

The father-son team of local clock and watch repair experts provide old-fashioned customer service using the latest technology to help residents manage time more effectively

 


(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 20, 2013 ) Dallas, TX – Residents in the Greater Dallas area manage their time wisely with help from their local family owned clock repair technicians. The father-son team brings over 40 years experience to Promenade Clocks and Gifts, a shop that carries a variety of timepieces and specializes in professional clock and watch repair.

Fred Bartholomew, owner of All Clocks Repaired began the clock repair business over 40 years ago and his son, also named Fred Bartholomew proudly follows in his father’s footsteps. Young Fred is the owner of Promenade Clocks and Gifts. Promenade Clocks carries a wide array of custom handcrafted clocks and timepieces. Established in 1963, they have grown to become the premier clock retailers and clock repair services in the area.

With a complete on-site clock repair center Promenade Clocks (http://www.promenadeclocks.com/) is equipped to handle all clock related needs, including grandfather clock repair, pocket watch repair and everything in between. They also specialize in Atmos Clock repair and they can service the antique timepieces that are treasured family heirlooms.

Many people in the Greater Dallas area are already familiar with Fred Bartholomew’s expertise. Clock Repair is in his blood and he has provided the service for over 40 years.

Fred Bartholomew has a wealth of experience repairing and restoring all types of clocks, both antique and modern. Fred is an expert at repairing beautiful French clocks and he has no problem with the intricate and delicate parts of an Atmos clock.

Promenade Clocks provides expert clock repair using the latest tools and technology while sticking to the tradition of old fashioned customer service which never loses its appeal. Fred encourages consumers to visit his shop to view some of their products and meet the clock repair experts. Visit http://www.dallasclockrepair.com/ to learn more.



About Promenade Clocks and Gifts: Promenade Clocks and Gifts was established in 1963 to offer quality gifts and unique timepieces to area residents. They also provide clock repair and service for all time pieces from antique watches to big grandfather clocks.

Promenade Clocks and Gifts
Fred Bartholomew
300 N. Coit #158
Richardson, TX 75080
Email: flbartholomew@gmail.com
Phone: 214-727-2064 or 972-644-3979

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All Clocks Repaired Dallas Technician Restores Beautiful Antique Time Piece

When she inherited a Westminster chime clock for her grandfather, she was awed by its beauty, but disappointed because it didn’t keep good time

Dallas TX –Fred Bartholomew, owner of All Clocks Repaired, takes the job seriously because grandfather clock repair is not a hobby. There are many critical things the technician needs to know to prevent doing permanent damage to an irreplaceable antique. Each moving part has its own function and just one very small missing piece will upset the time keeping process.

When a recent customer inherited a Westminster chime clock from her grandfather, she was awed by its beauty, but disappointed because it didn’t keep good time. The weights wouldn’t descend and the chimes didn’t function properly. She consulted a friend, who fixes clocks as a hobby, and he talked about weights, hour strike, hammers, strike train and trip levers. Of course she had no idea what he was talking about.

According to the local grandfather clock repair expert, this is no job for the DIY enthusiast. Fred knew exactly what her friend was talking about as he explained that the grandfather clock has many intricate moving parts that require proper installation, balancing and maintenance.

When she called Fred for clock repair service he explained that the process can be complicated and delicate, so he would prefer to work on the clock where it stands. If necessary, he would transport it to his shop, but it is always better to minimize the moving and keep it secure and level.

The local grandfather clock repair expert was pleased to discover that only a minor adjustment was needed to get it ticking and chiming perfectly! All grandfather clocks require periodic maintenance, so he carefully cleaned and lubricated the parts and the customer was thrilled. Fred receives a Christmas card from her every year with a note saying the grandfather clock is still keeping perfect time.

All Clocks Repaired stands out from the competition by providing free pick-up and delivery for grandfather clocks. Fred would rather fix the clock in the customers’ home when possible to provide peace of mind that their treasured antiques and precious family heirlooms will not be damaged during transportation. Visit http://www.dallasclockrepair.com/ to learn more.

About All Clocks Repaired: Fred Bartholomew began his formal clock repair training in 1971 at the Seth Thomas repair center in Dallas, Texas. He became a craftsman for the company that began in 1917. Fred has also worked as an associate of Raymond Weil who is considered to be one of the foremost clock and watch repair men in the world. From pocket watches and antique time pieces to grandfather clocks, all clock repair service is handled professionally with close attention to detail to keep time moving forward, accurately and precisely.

All Clocks Repaired Dallas Texas Expert Addresses DIY Grandfather Clock Repair

Google search DIY Grandfather Clock Repair and find some useful, but limited information according to the local expert

 

 

Dallas TX – Fred Bartholomew, owner of All Clocks Repaired in Dallas Texas warns antique lovers about DIY grandfather clock repair. The best tip he has to offer is to hire it done by a qualified expert! Grandfather clock repair is not a task for the DIY enthusiast. Fred is happy to share some basic information but he does not endorse DIY clock repair, especially with treasured antiques!

Taking care of the grandfather clock movements is very important. Because there are several types of grandfather clocks, this can be confusing. The rules vary among different clocks, especially those that are over 50 years old. Antique grandfather clock repair is delicate and intricate work that should only be performed by an experienced and knowledgeable clock repair specialist.

Grandfather clock movements are controlled by weights which provide the “power” for the time and chime functions. These weights must be properly aligned for the clock to keep accurate time.

The pendulum must swing or the hands can freeze. Unfreezing the hands is very delicate work and great care must be taken to avoid damage. The position of the pendulum can affect the accuracy of the time. Move the pendulum up or down to adjust the clock if it is running too fast or too slow. The moon dial is another component that will cause inconsistency if it needs to be adjusted.

According to grandfather clock repair technicians one very important issue that some people are unaware of is that the clock must stand on a solid, level surface. If the platform is not level, the grandfather clock will not function properly.

Most important, do not attempt to move the grandfather clock without help from a professional! Whether sliding it across the floor a few feet, moving it to a different room, or to a different location altogether, a lot of preparation is required to prevent damage.

Unlike many large clock repair companies, Fred enjoys building healthy customer relationships as he provides free pick-up and delivery for grandfather clocks. Fred would rather fix the clock in the customers’ home when possible to provide peace of mind that their treasured antiques and precious family heirlooms will not be damaged during transportation. Visit http://www.dallasclockrepair.com/ to learn more.

About All Clocks Repaired: Fred Bartholomew began his formal clock repair training in 1971 at the Seth Thomas repair center in Dallas, Texas. He became a craftsman for the company that began in 1917. Fred has also worked as an associate of Raymond Weil who is considered to be one of the foremost clock and watch repair men in the world. From pocket watches and antique time pieces to grandfather clocks, all clock repair service is handled professionally with close attention to detail to keep time moving forward, accurately and precisely.

Dallas Clock Repair Expert Brings Modern Technology Combined with Old-Fashioned Customer Service

Fred Bartholomew is the friendly, smiling clock repair expert that many consumers in the Dallas area know well.  Formerly known as Metro Detroit’s favorite clock repair expert, Fred has often provided the service while vacationing in Texas as well.  Now Fred is moving to Texas and he is bringing his All Clocks Repaired business with him. 

Fred Bartholomew has over 40 years experience in the clock repair business and he continues his passion today at the level of a skilled craftsman.  Fred takes great pride in his ability to repair grandfather clocks and restore 200-year old antiques. 

Fred is known for bringing the latest clock repair technology combined with old fashioned quality customer service to the industry.  “My customers are genuinely pleased when I offer to repair their clock in their home rather than transporting their treasured antiques or family heirlooms,” said Bartholomew. 

Fred Bartholomew is one of the only grandfather clock repair technicians who will provide free pick-up and delivery, if necessary.  Consumers appreciate the savings as the fee for this service is often cost-prohibitive and can prompt the customer to change their mind about repairing the clock.

Fred Bartholomew is the friendly neighborhood clock repair guy who never advertises.  His business and reputation grows quickly from his customers’ satisfaction and their subsequent referrals.  

Fred Bartholomew can fix any type of clock, including Howard Miller/Ridgeway, Sligh, Thomas, Atmos, Herschele, French, English, German, Swiss, American and more.  Fred guarantees 100% customer satisfaction restoring antiques and keeping today’s modern timepieces moving forward. 
 
Call Fred Bartholomew and he’ll be happy to answer your questions on any of the following clocks and services available:  Howard Miller/Ridgeway, Sligh, Seth Thomas, Colonial, Atmos, Herschede, Chelsea, Bulova, Boston, Wall, Mantle, Anniversary, Electric, Tower, French, English, German, Swiss, American, One Day, Eight Day, 31 Day, 400 Day, 1000 Day, Timepiece, Grandfather, Antique, Modern, Cuckoo, Battery and more; just ask Fred!

Fred Bartholomew provides expert clock repair and service and offer free pick up and delivery of grandfather clocks in the Greater Dallas area including Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Frisco, Plano, Richardson, Garland, Wylie, Sachse, Carrollton, Irving, Lewisville, Flower Mound, South Lake, West Lake, North Lake, Grapevine, Farmers Branch, Highland Village, Rockwall, Heath, Rowlett, and neighboring cities and communities.

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