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Time, strike and chime clock repaired for a retired engineer from South Africa

PROTO-JEM, LLC

is a full service workshop set up to diagnose and repair ailing clocks.  It is operated by Jim McDade, a retired machinist who learned the clock repair  trade from years of working with his grandfather, Loa Frydendall. Loa, a long time Silver member of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC), learned his skills from Archie Perkins of, Denver, Colorado. A Fellow Award member of the NAWCC.


Jim also successfully completing the clock repair course at the Emily Griffith Technical College in Denver, Colorado.  


Estimates are Free and can be provided in writing at your request.  


Pickup and delivery in the local area can be arranged for a nominal fee.  Fully insured worldwide packaging and shipments are also possible.