Thursday, December 13, 2007

Why does my clock keep stopping?

Once again, North Coast Imports is proud to offer helpful hints for the proper care of your mechanical clock. We are the only clock distributor to offer such in-depth information (for free!) on the proper care and maintenance of your cherished timepiece.

Be sure to watch this page for a growing list of instructions and articles on the care and use of your clock.

Today we are excited to offer the first in a series of video episodes describing proper care. Here we are talking about the best way to keep your clock in beat. This episode focuses on the automatic beat adjustment found on most pendulum clocks except for many cuckoo clocks.

Forget about how straight the clock looks on the wall. Use your ears. You should be listening for an even "TICK TOCK" (listen) sound. If you hear an uneven "tick TOCK" or "TOCK tick" (listen) sound, carefully tilt the clock one direction or the other. You can carefully move the pendulum leader (past its normal swing) to the right or to the left until you hear that even ticking sound.

Keep carefully adjusting the pendulum leader until your clock beats evenly.

Update on the "Eleventy-First"

Many of you already know about the very popular clocks produced by Rombach und Haas to celebrate their 111th anniversary. There were only 111 of each of these made, and most of them are gone.

North Coast Imports has secured a VERY limited number of the 12-111 and 44-111 models. If you were thinking about owning one of these fine and rare clocks, this could be your last chance. As you know, these are very collectable and sought after around the world.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fresh Supply

We have recently recieved a limited supply of the hugely popular 1316 and 1459. Visit your North Coast Imports dealer today to find out about these fine pieces! They are perfect for holiday gifts!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The wild world of clockmakers

For a year from September 2005, under the nose of the Panthéon's unsuspecting security officials, a group of intrepid "illegal restorers" set up a secret workshop and lounge in a cavity under the building's famous dome. Under the supervision of group member Jean-Baptiste Viot, a professional clockmaker, they pieced apart and repaired the antique clock that had been left to rust in the building since the 1960s. Only when their clandestine revamp of the elaborate timepiece had been completed did they reveal themselves. Read More

This story reminds the fans of North Coast Imports that lovers of clockwork can be found in every part of life. DID YOU KNOW about the rising popularity of a genre and community called Steampunk? Do a search for this on the internet and you will find a horde of information, full of fans and connoisseurs of the unusual and mechanical. The clocks and automata are a perfect fit for the Steampunk crowd.