Where can I read about clock movements for a grandfather clock I would
like to build? What are the good, better, best brands? What features
should I look for, I.E. cable drive, chain drive? Where is the best
place to buy a movement from? I know you can spend a lot of money on
just the movement. I don't know yet what I want to spend but I don't
have unlimited resources.
Both of which are sold by Klockit and others, for just that purpose.
Some places to look:
Klockit is the one I remember. They're all pricey. Don't think there's
any less than 300, and you can go way past a thousand. Googling on
klockit should put it at the top of the page.
You can also google the rec for grandfather movements and come up with
Old '50s or '60s books on clock _repair_ for the amateur. They explain
the different mechanisms, and how quality/price can be varied by
construction techniques. With a little of that knowledge, a lot of the
commercial products become a lot clearer.
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