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Factory and Professional Herschede Restorations

 

It takes a special craftsman to restore a Herschede movement.  Covenant places the movement back to factory condition.  It is a step by step, photo by photo process documenting each part.  Do not fall victim to claimants who offer restoration at low prices.  Your clock is a Rolls Royce and deserves to be in the right hands.  The photos illustrate better what is written here.  As you can see, even the finish has been restored.  The clock is returned without one fingerprint.  We guarantee it. 

 

Nine tubular bell movement in need of restoration.  It has been, "butchered" by well meaning clock makers claiming to understand the Herschede Clock.

 

First generation Herschede in need of extreme restoration.  A simple cleaning with solutions and quick fixes is an offense to these clocks.

 

Typical example of a Herschede clock that has been neglected and is in need of extreme restoration.  Once restored, it's value will increase highly.

 

These are neglected Herschede hammer heads.  They have not been neglected by the owner rather by the clock maker who claims to have restored this clock.  The concept is simple, what other clock makers choose to ignore or fail to understand we understand and do not ignore.

 

 

The following photographs illustrate that only passion, knowledge and experience can bring such results.  Covenant is committed to perfecting the Herschede restoration.

 

 

To the left is a claimed restoration of a Herschede plate. When in fact it was only dipped in solutions. To the right is the same plate restored and the finish placed back to new condition.
 

 

This is a nine tubular Herschede plate with the finish completely restored.  Beware of advertisements that state a quick wash, not to remove original finish.  The finish must be removed to properly clean and restore this piece.  Most clockmakers are afraid of removing the finish because they do not know how to properly replace the finish. When this happens the plate has blotches of spots and is unacceptable.

 

 

The finish is extremely attractive as the day it was new. Herschede made sure that absolutely no fingerprints ever left the factory. Covenant follows this same practice.

 

Once done the plate will look beautiful and reflective. Here is an example of a movement after it passed inspection, it will go through a regulation phase of not 14 days rather numerous weeks and will be tested and tested and tested and tested. Owners are proud of their Herschede clocks and it is important that you have professional restoration done and someone who knows what they are doing.

 

To the left is work of a prominent clock restoration shop that claim museum quality work, it will not do. To the right is the proper work performed by Covenant of the same exact piece.

 

To the right is a genuine Herschede screw "butchered" by the same prominent clock shop after claiming restoration. To the left is the genuine Herschede replacement screw. Covenant pays attention to every detail and replaces all Herschede screws and uses all genuine parts from a massive inventory.

 

To the left is work of a prominent clock restoration shop that claim museum quality work, it will not do. To the right is the proper work performed by Covenant of the same exact piece.

 

To the left is work on a superstructure of a nine tube movement by a prominent clock restoration shop that claim museum quality work, it will not do. To the right is the proper work performed by Covenant of the same exact piece.

 

To the left is work of a prominent clock restoration shop that claim museum quality work, it will not do. To the right is the proper work performed by Covenant of the same exact piece.

 

 

To the left is work of a prominent clock restoration shop that claim museum quality work, it simply will not do. To the right is the proper work performed by Covenant of the same exact piece. Herschede should never be compromised.

 

To the left is work of a prominent clock restoration shop that claimed to have restored this superstructure to museum quality work, it will not do. To the right is the proper work performed by Covenant in the same exact piece.

 

This is the same superstructure when finished at macro shot. Perfect!

 

You are looking at a nine tubular Herschede movement. Ready for assembly following inspection and work on each part. It will be assembled in a prepared clean environment. No short cuts will be taken.

 

You are looking at a nine tubular Herschede movement. Ready for assembly following inspection and work on each part. It will be assembled in a prepared clean environment. No short cuts will be taken.

 

You are looking at a nine tubular Herschede superstructure first generation. The superstructure has been placed back to original condition. Although you cannot see the fine leather backstops, they to have been replaced. Ready for assembly following inspection and work on each part. It will be assembled in a prepared clean environment. No short cuts will be taken.

 

 

You are looking at a nine tubular Herschede movement first generation two train movement during assembly. It will be assembled in a prepared clean environment. The process is photographed in it's entirety. A Herschede owner should be well informed as to the work being done on their clocks. It is not prudent to take someone's word for it when it comes to restoration.

 

You are looking at a nine tubular Herschede movement during assembly. The best lubricants are used and each exact area is documented for the perfect results. Anything short of this will not do for a Herschede.

 

 

As you can see the beautiful reflection of the finish and the condition of the wheels.

 

 

 

                  The above photos are a 9 tube Herschede movement inventoried and preparing for assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

                     The barrels and the pulleys should never be ignored.

 

 

 

 

All Leathers are replaced to perfection the clock will sound as if it was the first time played at the factory.

 

It hurts us to see these movements destroyed and often we hear the customers complaint that they have had  the movement from one clockmaker to another and nobody seems to get it right. This company was formed on the basis to confront this problem that "Covenant Clock Restorations"  is a promise, and a commitment to Herschede and their owners. Customers are not asking for a perfect clock maker just one that will not destroy their clock. 

 

 

We have no quarrels with other clockmakers ...... They know what their services are worth!

Contact us at: 503.747.3852

4575  SW Tucker Ave.

Beaverton, Oregon 97005

 

Experience the most enduring expression of American History.

Herschede

 

 

The purpose of this website is to preserve American Horological history, as it won't ever be repeated. Our goal is to preserve the Herschede Hall Clock brand. It is the last American clock company and cannot be replaced.  

 

 

Discover the experience of Herschede ownership.  For more information on  Herschede, please contact us at

 503-747-3852     OR     covenantclocks@hotmail.com

 

 

The House of Herschede is a program of CCR an  Oregon based LLC 

 

 

 

 

 

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