Christmas in July Sale

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It may be warm outside, but we’re already thinking about Christmas at The Shoppe.  Many items are on sale and theres a sneak peek at our Christmas 2017 items!  Use our free layaway to start your shopping early while we have the best selection.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

Free Layaway

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Did you know that we offer free layaway?  We’re happy to help you have the item you love, without stretching your bank account too far all at once.  Our layaway is a great way to make sure you get that one of a kind piece.  All we ask is that you make monthly payments and when your item is paid off, you can take it home!  So stop by The Shoppe and layaway that cuckoo clock or that piece of jewelry you fell in love with.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

Spring Forward

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Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

Oiling is Key to Maintaining the Longevity of Your Clock

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Just like regular oil changes extend the life of your car’s engine, regular clock oiling extends the life of your clock. Oiling your clock every three years will help prevent expensive clock repairs and ensure that your clock will last for the generations to come. Imagine never changing your car’s oil; it wouldn’t take long for the engine to seize. Without regular oiling your clock will end up requiring a major service, or possibly a new movement.

The good news is that our clock experts are here to help!  We have serviced many thousands of clocks and will keep your heirloom in tip top shape.  If you’re handy, we are happy to teach you how to oil it yourself and we have professional clock oiling kits available for purchase, with special synthetic clock oil in a syringe applicator.  Stop by Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe in Dallas, PA or call us at 570.675.6507 for more information.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere.

Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

Philadelphia City Hall Clock Tower

The Philadelphia City Hall held the title of tallest building in the world from 1901 till 1908, with a height of 548 feet. The famous tower has four clocks – one on each of its sides. Each of the clocks is 26 feet in diameter.

The building is topped by an 37 foot, 27-ton bronze statue of city founder William Penn, which is the world’s tallest statue atop a building.  There’s also an observation deck that has a 360 degree view!  william pennPhiladelphia Clock Tower

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

How to Adjust Timekeeping

Did you know that there is a simple way to regulate the tiregulationdiagram2me on your clock?  Clocks fluctuate due to their environment, so it is necessary to adjust your clock time to your home.  Luckily, it’s super simple!  To adjust the timekeeping, gently stop the pendulum.   Then turn the nut under the pendulum disc to the right to make the clock go faster, or to the left to slow the clock down.  After an adjustment, restart the pendulum and set the time to the correct time.  You should only make one adjustment in 24 hours.  Generally, one full rotation is equal to one minute in 24 hours.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

Cuckoo Clock Setup Instructions

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New Cuckoo Clock Setup Instructions

 

  1. Open the back of the clock and remove the orange clips from the bellow, the paper from the gong and replace the back of the clock.
  2. Remove the bag and the wire that is securing the chains.
  3. Unlatch the cuckoo door.
  4. Hang the clock on the wall.  A good size nail in a stud at an angle works best.  Make sure the clock is flush against the wall at all times.  If no stud, use an anchor, available at any hardware store.
  5. Hang the pendulum on the wire look.  Make sure the pendulum does not rub any part of the case when it comes out of the bottom slot.  It should automatically be in the middle.
  6. Hang one weight on each hook.  Weights should be the same weight and size.  When winding the clock, do not help the weight or cup the weight with your hand.  Pull each chain straight to the top.
  7. Never wind the clock when it is about to cuckoo or during a cuckoo cycle.  Always wait until it is finished.
  8. Set the pendulum in motion and listen for an even “tick tock”.  If the “tick tock” is not even, tilt the clock to the right or the left until it is even.  Important! Do not use your eyes to level the clock.
  9. To regulate for time keeping: check the time daily and regulate at the same time.  Remove the pendulum.
  10. If the clock is running fast, gently slide the pendulum leaf/disc downwards.  (lower is slower)
  11. If the clock is running slow, gently slide the pendulum leaf/disc upwards.
  12. To set the time, use the minute hand or big hand only.  Stop every half hour to let the bird cuckoo one time and every hour to let the bird cuckoo the hour.  Never go backwards and never move the hour hand or small hand.
  13. Your cuckoo clock should be serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on your environment.  If dusty conditions, service every 3 years.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

Happy Anniversary!

anniversary gifts by yearDid you know that each Anniversary has special gifts associated with it?  We love helping you find unique, meaningful gifts! And we offer free gift wrapping and personalized inscriptions to celebrate your special day.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

The Beauty of Handmade Cuckoo Clocks

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Did you ever see a cuckoo clock being made? Now is your chance!  Our genuine German Cuckoos are all certified handmade in the Black Forest.  They’re all hand carved and hand painted and meant to last several lifetimes, with regular service that we perform here at Ye Olde Clock & Gift Shoppe. Check out this amazing video to see all the workmanship in every clock.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today.  www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

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Famous Clocks from Around the World: Munich Glockenspiel

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Munich-for-Living-Well-20Every day the city’s central Marienplatz square is crammed with onlookers with their chins aimed skywards. They’re watching one of the city’s most loved oddities, the Munich Glockenspiel, or carillon. This chiming clock was added to the tower of the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) the year the building was completed in 1907.  It’s two levels play out scenes from Munich’s history. At 11am and midday (and 5pm between March and October) the Munich Glockenspiel recounts a royal wedding, jousting tournament and ritualistic dance – all events which have etched a mark on Munich’s popular folklore.  The show lasts about 15 minutes and concludes with the golden bird up the top emerging and chirping three times. Different tunes are played on the clock’s 43 bells.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com