I have a lovely fin-de-siecle carriage clock (manufactured by Francois Arsene Margaine) that belonged to my great-great grandparents. Over the years it has slowly deteriorated – a broken spring here, a cracked glass there, then a badly worn escapement pivot, and eventually it simply stopped working. I took it in to Maurice Bloemen for a thorough overhaul. Maurice dismantled it completely, replaced the worn or broken parts, lubricated everything and even polished all the brass, inside and out. The clock now looks and works like new. It keeps time perfectly, the lovely chime sounds on the hour and half hour, the alarm works again, the clock and chime run for days on a single winding, and the case, face and visible works are absolveutely beautiful. And the price was perfectly reasonable. I could not be more satisfied.
Dr. John Landstreet