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QUESTION: I have Poppo cuckoo clock that is in need of repairs, but I am having trouble finding someone to help me with it. The local clock shop said they have never seen anything like it before. Can you please direct me to someone who can work on it? Thank you for your kind assistance.

ANSWER: I have not worked on one before either- but what's the big deal??

what is the problem with it and where exactly are you located?

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QUESTION: Thank you for your quick response!
It was in the attic of a house I once purchased and I have no idea if all of the parts are there, or if it even works at all. The repair shop I took it to couldn't tell me the answers, either. I'm afraid I don't even know how work it, but I think it's amazing just looking at it. Over time, and moving, etcetera, the hands are now broken, too. I live in New Jersey, but will be moving to the West Coast soon. I don't know if I could mail it or it the cost would be prohibitive. Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Japanese origin and quite collectible--bring it to the West Coast with you --hands are easily available and cost 2 bucks--probably just needs oiling by anyone who does cuckoo clocks

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Kenneth Saunders


Any mechanical clock question - no battery clock questions and no appraisals. 47 years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner. Attach a photo if possible and note all markings on the rear of the mechanism- thanks


47+ years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner.


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