My name is Jim Thompson, aka,
the Alarm Clock Doc.
I have been collecting and restoring antique clocks for over
30 years. My specialty since 1996 has been mechanical
alarm clock restoration and sales. The business
first started on eBay and we launched this website in 2000.
This is a family owned business, but is basically a one man
operation. I do all of the buying, selling, restoration, website
design and maintenance, photography, etc, etc, etc. We
do not list a phone number on our site, because it is much
more practical for us to respond to email correspondence.
We are one of the only alarm
clock specialty companies currently in the US that offers
original vintage clock sales and restoration services.
Most clock repair shops won't touch alarm clocks, because
they don't believe they are worth the effort. If the
truth was known, other shops don't know how to work on alarm
clocks. Like many other specialties, it's not for
We do not alter clocks from
their original designs. We do not install fake
dials to create "rare" versions of standard clocks.
We make every attempt to describe and photograph our clocks
so you truly understand what you are buying. Our
reputation depends on this honesty, and we will not ever
change this policy.
We made the decision to only
sell to customers with addresses in the United States
several years ago. Through painful experience,
we found that 1 in 4 international orders were fraudulent.
Even when buyers were well-intentioned, we had practically
no control over delivery services, had no way to track
packages in most countries, and basically, just had bad
delivery experiences. In addition, the
fulfillment of our warranty promise was not practical, as
shipping costs were four or more
times the cost of those in the USA.
If you have any questions about our
website, our clocks, or our services, please email me