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New Service Coverage Area

Over the last 45 years, I have seen the business of servicing and repairing clocks evolve to a point where there are fewer horologists practicing in most communities. Because of this I am currently expanding our service territory to include not only Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, but also western Virginia, western North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, parts of Florida and parts of Tennessee.

I travel through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee, along with parts of Kentucky and West Virginia a couple of times every year. For the past several years, I have been servicing clocks on these trips and I am seeing a definite need in these areas.

Please feel free to call us toll free at 877-249-2721 to discuss your clock service needs.

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Fantastic Find

My father (Boyd Davis) collected clocks all his life, a passion that I seem to have inherited. In 1971, my father and mother opened a clock retail store in Columbus , Ohio (The House of Clocks on Lane Ave). Since I was a junior in high school when the store opened, I’ve never been sure if the store was part of his love for clocks or set up as a second income for the family, or both.

My father had a retired jeweler that did trade work for him. In November 1974, the retired jeweler brought in a box full of clock case and movement parts he had been storing in his attic. He gave it to my father saying “I don’t know exactly what this is, but I’m sure it’s American. I’m sure it’s something special and I want you to have it”. My father offered to buy the box for $50, which was quickly refused. Since the store was busy, the box was placed on a shelf in the back room.

Just before Christmas, my father cleared a table in the back room, took the box down and proceeded to examined it, placing the pieces of the box into position on the table. The clock was totally apart, since all the glue joins had come apart, but it was all there. Much to my father’s surprise, he slowly laid out a complete J. C. Brown Acorn clock (case, movement, fusee mechanism and tablet). The clock was totally restored by father over the next several months.

My father, being one of the most honest men I ever knew, gave the gentleman 3 new Colonial grandfather clocks of his choosing, as payment for the clock. One for each of his grown daughters for Christmas; however, he refused the fourth clock that my father offered to place in his home.


The clock held a very prominent and prestigious place in my mother and father’s home for several years. It was the star of his collection. My father and mother divorced in 1980 after 27 years of marriage. The clock collection was sold, along with other possessions, to settle the divorce. I often wonder who is now showing off this magnificent sample of American clock making history in their collection. I can only hope it is admired as much as my father admired it.

Greg Davis

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40 Years of Service – Davis Clock Services

I have found history a fascinating subject most of my life.  Not because of the events, but the people that make up history.  The clock industry in the U.S. and Europe is full of such people.  Through the history of man, there have been time pieces ticking away the seconds of the lives of millions of people.  Just think, a clock made in 1880, during the big clock manufacturing boom in the U.S., has set in someone’s home through years of history. In 1880, James A. Garfield was president, the electric light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison, the first telephone was invented, there was no refrigeration, people traveled by horse and buggy or maybe by steam trains.  There were no vaccinations for common diseases.  The average lifespan was 40.5 years, if infancy was survived.  Most clothing was made by hand of wool or cotton linen. A clock manufactured in the 1880’s has been telling time through the assassinations of 3 presidents, the U.S. involvement in 9 wars, the invention and development of the internal combustion engine, automobiles, air travel, walking on the moon, deep space exploration, great advances in medicine, and the splitting of the atom. I once had an apprentice tell me, “What you do is boring!  You do the same thing day after day.”  He didn’t understand the joy of achievement of taking a clock that has run for decades through all types of family joys and sorrows, and bring it back to working condition to continue being the sentinel of time for a family.  Several years ago, I was coming out of a house after servicing a grandfather clock for a family and saw a watchmaker acquaintance sitting in his drive way enjoying a sunny day.  I walked over to talk for a minute.  After a couple of minutes he stated that his neighbor was “a character”.  My response to him was “Bill, we’re all characters in some way.  That’s what makes life so interesting.” My wife, Jenny, and I have been in the clock service and repair business for 40 years now.  I guess I am one of the few blessed people in this world who actually makes a living doing something I really enjoy doing.  It has been my privilege to be allowed to see a glimpse into your family and lives.  I have been part of the joy of a surprise grandfather clock to a spouse or retirement award for years of service to an organization. During the years of servicing these clocks through the decades, I have observed the birth of children, and then seen them graduate from college, or go into the service to defend our country, get married and have children.  I have moved clocks, from where they have stood for decades, into condo’s, assisted living apartments, and Alzheimer lock down apartments, and eventually to a son or daughter’s home, as the clock continues to mark the time of an individual family. It has been my privilege to keep your clocks in operating order over the past 40 years.  I look forward to continuing to service and repair you clocks in the future.

Greg Davis – Owner

40 year Logo

Logo by: Davis Video & Graphic Productions

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New Company Logo

Check out our new company logo.

This simplistic logo was made to parody the window stickers that you see on cars of families. To the point many people have commented on how eye catching the new logo is. Here is a little fun fact, going from the left to the right the clocks represent Greg, Jenny, and their children Amy, Carrie, and Matthew Davis.

Logo design is by Davis Video & Graphic Productions
Window vinyls printed by ArGiBi Creative Studios


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Davis Clock Services announces the launch of

Due to increasing requests for a mobile friendly website, Davis Clock Services realized the need for an one-stop website that offers info on the company and the services provided.

The main features of are:

• simple web and mobile friendly design
• home feed of current topics and events
• general information and history of Davis Clock Services
• client reviews and customer testimonials
• detailed services explanations
• online instructions for proper set-up
• easy appointment scheduling
• links to associations, dealers, and manufacturers associated with Davis Clock Services

The combination of the ease of access and the unseen range of information about clock repair that’s provided is really an outstanding use of this new source. It will surely make the the first choice for clock owners to search and find exactly what they are looking for.

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