GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen Clockmaker and Clock Case Repairs Brisbane Grandfather Clock Repairs – Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast

GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen – Brisbane Clockmaker – Vintage & Antique Clock Repairs Brisbane Grandfather Clock Repairs –Horologist (Expert Timepiece Repairer & Clockmaker) Collaboration & Clock Case Mastercraftsmen to Repair, Restore, Conserve, Design, & Make Clocks, Grandfather Clocks, Wall Clocks, Mantel Clocks & Regulators.

Clock Repairs Brisbane – to Repair, Restore, and Conserve Clock Cases & Design and Make Bespoke Clocks

Vintage and antique clocks and regulators (grandfather clock or longcase clock, grandmother clock, wall clock, regulator, dial clock, kitchen clock, carriage clock, mantel clock, French mantle clock, pocket watch stands and novelty clock)

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The Art and Craftsmanship for Making and Restoring Timepieces

Clock value, functionality, antiquity and longevity are maximised due to the synergistic collaboration and craftsmanship of horologist and GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen (clock case maker and repairer). The horologist will work on the clockworks, whilst GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen ready the case. Your case will then be delivered to the horologist so he can expertly fit and test the clockworks in the case prior to notifying you of the completion of the project. You gain from dealing direct with the horologist, with no middle men or commissions involved. With pickup or delivery arranged from the horologist, you will gain first hand knowledge and advice regarding the set up, maintenance and running of the clock.

GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen offer a complete custom design service, and do reproduction research. They are Approved Service Providers with AAADA, and private practice conservators listed with the AICCM for repair, restoration & conservation.

Private clients and collectors commission new clocks, and bring us their vintage, antique and heirloom clocks, for authentic, traditional repair, restoration and conservation of their valued and valuable timepieces. We are also able to provide parts, and undertake micro-engineering tasks.

We can repair, restore or replace the wall brackets, plinths and glass domes, and even pocket watch stands.

Design and restoration of clocks are done in the traditionally correct, olde school manner.

Conservation, restoration and repair of cases & clocks.

GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen have expertise in all aspects of timber, veneer and inlay repair, porcelain, metal, marble and slate restoration and conservation, and can carve and turn missing features. Hinges and knobs can be repaired or replaced, and we retain a stock of authentic antique and vintage glass to replace broken panes. Traditional hand French polishing is usually recommended in pure shellac which has proven its worth over centuries. Gilding, hand painted faux finishes and marbling can all be restored, and our jewellers, micro-engineers, engravers, gold & silversmiths can work absolute miracles on your treasured piece.

Quotations and Service for your treasured timepiece:

GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen and their collaborative horologists ensure both the case and the works are maintained, repaired, restored or conserved to exacting standards. Clock case – GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen provide free estimates for case restoration from photos, or following workshop inspection.

We remove the works for the horologist, so they can repair them whilst we attend to the clock case. You are invited to inspect the case upon completion. Then the clock case is provided to the horologist, and you will pick up the entire clock direct from the horologist.

Clockworks – Our highly qualified and experienced horologist colleagues attend to the clockworks. We can advise you of the most appropriate horologist for your clock and location.

Typically, the clockworks service, repair or restoration quote will be provided by the horologist after workshop inspection.

  • All clocks are prone to wear and occasional damage. They may get in such a state that they no longer are able to run freely. Most quotes are free. Accidents and disasters can happen too, so insurance quotations are also possible.
  • Years of use may result in the accumulation of grime, dust and dried oil. These are all painstakingly removed, freeing up mechanisms once again.
  • Broken or worn parts are repaired and missing and weakened parts (eg springs) are replaced. For valuable antique clocks parts are repaired rather than replacing with reproduction parts. For parts no longer available, they can be micro engineered.
  • Pendulums, weights, numbers, chains, cat gut, bevelled glass, glass door transfers, ormolu mounts, dials (paper, enamel, porcelain) and hands can be repaired or replaced.
  • All clocks are tested and timed following repairs to ensure accurate timekeeping, striking and chiming.
  • Advice is provided regarding correct set up, maintenance, running and ongoing servicing for antique longcase clocks (or grandfather clocks), wall clocks, bracket clocks, carriage clocks, French mantle clocks, and of course, regulators.

Famous History of Royalty Clock

Elvin Harvey, of Harvey Bros, Woolloongabba, son of internationally renown furniture maker, wood carver and sculptor, LJ Harvey, was commissioned by the Queensland Government to make an ornately carved long case clock as a gift for the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Gary Olsson was honoured to be a fully qualified cabinet maker working on the team, which had Elvin, Gary’s teacher, as designer and principal master carver. Unlike a multitude of royal gifts, we understand that the clock has been retained – an honour to Queensland.


GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen Clockmaker and Clock Case Repairs Brisbane Grandfather Clock Repairs – Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast