Try Klockit. They specialize in clock movement, parts, etc., and have a variety of movements for grandfather clocks. I have never been disappointed with their merchandise, and their customer service is out of this world. One time they spent quite a bit of time, on their dime, on the phone with me to get just the right clock movement for my barnboard clock.
A few years ago, I had a conference in Milwaukee. Since I had to go by way of Iowa to visit my Mom, I skimmed across southern Wisconsin and slipped into Lake Geneva to see Klockit. A great visit!
You should be aware of one thing right off the bat.
If electronic (crystal-controlled) clockworks are OK with you, there are a number of vendors who'll sell you decent works that may (or may not) even drive a pendulum.
On the other hand, if you really want authenticity and therefore insist on a real geared chainpull or sprung g'pat clockworks that will drive a pendulum and really sound like "dick dock" (which I think is somewhat suggestive) and perhaps need winding only once a week and chime if you want it to, you should be prepared to spend about $275US for the baseline works and upwards of $1250US for the "really pretty good" works. Many is the time I'm longed and pined for the nice clockworks in some of my catalogs, bemoaning the fact that parting with grand - or even half a grand - would make me sit severly lopsided in my Jeep as my wallet would be not only flat but hollow and making an alarming sucking sound. OK, it's not THAT bad - but that much money WOULD be really hard to part with for a clock.
BUT . . . I DO intend to do it myself someday, maybe even someday soon. I'll shell out the cash for a works with a chain drive (actually three chains) and runs a pendulum and wants to be wound once a week and sounds like ... uh, you know. It's in the plan. I just need to clamp my teeth really tight and make the leap. When it arrives and my bank account shows that much less money, I can settle down & build a really nice clock around it. Then I can enjoy it for the rest of my life.
I seem to have blathered on again, haven't I? Didn't answer your question, either. I hope something in what I DID offer gives you a thoughtsnack, though.
P.S. - - I'll try to dig around in my catalogs tonight & find some sources that nobody else has listed by that time. :)
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Tim: Thanks for the advice but after shopping at the local mall clock store the fact that good clockworks will cost alot doesn't suprise me. You know how it is when you get the bug for something special, I have had this one for about 20 years so its about time to commit and build one. The problem is everytime I make something my future daughter inlaw winds up with it. May have to build 2 if I want 1. Thanks to all who answered .GARY
I looked through these websites and did not find any chain drive or wind up clockworks just battery drive. While these are cheaper if I am going to go to the time to build 1 I want it to be mechanical drive like the old ones. But thats my taiste in furniture. GARY How do I get rid of this guest icon I can't figure out how to join I'm not to swift on conputers.
Klockit has the chain drive movements you are looking for. I don't know about their website, but they are located right smack dab in the center of their latest catalog. Just at a quick glance, prices run from $250 up to $1900. Grandmother movements are less.
They also carry plans and all sorts of hardware for clocks.
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