Antique Clocks/Jauch movement repair
I have a Jauch triple chime movement that I bought from Mason & Sullivan in the early 80s. It is in a Railroad Regulator case that I built from M&S plans. The works says:
Jauch P.L 46 cm
It has a broken mainspring. The local clock repair shop wanted $350 to replace the spring. I am a mechanical engineer and fairly good at mechanical things - but one look at all the parts on this scares me away from trying it.
Are there mainsprings available still? What is a fair price for this work?
I noticed in another threat that you had a lot of experience with these clocks - are you interested in doing the work and can you provide an estimate? It has never been cleaned, but worked perfectly before the spring broke.
Was this quote for a total overhaul? The movement was made in April 1981 which makes this an elderly movement and a candidate for a complete overhaul.
Chime clocks are complicated to reassemble and adjust and clock repair skills are necessary.
My price to overhaul this clock is usually higher than your local quote but I will do the job for the same fee and guarantee the work.