Sympathetic Restoration

Sympathetic restoration may be taken to imply the painstaking and sympathetic correction of all mechanical faults and wear, observing wherever possible the craft traditions employed in its original construction – Definition by the British Horological Institute (BHI).

In evaluating each clock it is necessary to examine the three major components of the clock individually; the case, the dial and the movement.

Good restoration is usually in line with the definition of Sympathetic Restoration using appropriate materials and methods.