Even in an era of digital clocks, when every single one of us has a personal phone that tells the time, there’s something about an old-school clock. If you’re like so many of us, when you’re behind the wheel of your Corvette, the only clock you ever check is the one on the dash. The truth is, however, that these clocks have been telling the time, for, well, a very long time. Even the best clocks require some kind of maintenance every now and then, to say nothing of decades of faithful service. That’s where our expert Corvette clock repair and restoration services come in.
History of Corvette Clocks
Naturally, most of us think of classic Corvettes as a product of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. However, the mechanical clock movements in Corvette clocks goes back much further than that. In fact, the original mechanical Corvette clock movements used technology from all the way back in the 1930s. So, by the time it was put in even C1 Corvettes, it was already a “classic” technology then. That’s to say nothing of now that this tech is coming up on being 90 years old. Those are just a few of the reasons that it might be time to get your clocks repaired or replaced.
Corvette Clock Repair for Your Corvette
As we’re CS of MD West, we’re always looking for ways to offer a service that best fits your specific Corvette. So, we can restore your Corvette clock with the original mechanical mechanism. Or, if you’d like, we can put in a modern quartz movement. The quartz movement doesn’t modify the configuration of your clock. No, it leaves that alone. We say that because even if you opt for the quartz option now, you don’t have to stick with it forever. If you’d like, you can go back to the standard mechanical movement at a later date.
A Clock to Fit How You Use Your Corvette
For the most part, we recommend that people go with the quartz conversion for their Corvette, so long as they aren’t getting their vehicle judged in a Bloomington or NCRS type of event. If you’re going to have it judged, especially judged on that kind of stage, then you’re going to want the standard option. However, if your Corvette goes out on the road or in the garage, then the quartz movement may serve you best.
Beyond Repairing Your Clock
We’ll do everything we can to help your clocks to the best of our ability. For example, we can’t repair clocks from 53-62 Corvettes because there just aren’t many (or really, any) repair parts available. That said, we can do cosmetic restorations that could make the clocks operable again. Of course, clocks are just one part of what we’re able to offer true Corvette aficionados. We have all kinds of parts and restorations available, even for dash clusters and more. In order to see our complete catalog, just head to our site or call us at (800) 638-6450.