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I just finished the clock today around 12 noon and we are very happy with the way it came out. The parts of the kit were all of very good quality, and the Clock Assembly Instructions were first class all the way, as were the Movement Installation and Maintenance Manual. It took a while to get the clock, but the timing worked out very good as today was our third anniversary. This last week of working on the project have been a real pleasre as a 75 year old man I haven't had this much fun since I built a clock kit when I was 29 years old, that clock my son now has in his home. I'm looking forward to putting engraved plate on it for the finishing touch. Thanks.
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Steve,

I just finished the clock today around 12 noon and we are very happy with the way it came out. The parts of the kit were all very good quality, and the Clock Assembly Instructions were fist class all the way, as were the Movement Installation & Maintenance Manual. It took a while to get the clock, but the timing worked out very good as today was our third anniversary. This last week of working on this project has been a real pleasure as a 75 year old man I haven't had this much fun since I build a clock kit when I was 29 years old, that clock my son now has in his home.

I'm looking forward to putting the engraved plate on it for the finishing touch.

Thanks.

J.

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Just a word of thanks on the purchase and delivery of my grandmother clock. Steve was a pleasure to deal with and the delivery was exceptional. I will recommend your services to anybody looking to purchase a quality timepiece. Thank you again for a very pleasant buying experience.

D. Litchfield

Canada

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Just finished the wall clock made with the help of Colonial Times Clock. I used their movement and viewed the clock at their Waterloo showroom to make this ash wood 'Bryson' style clock from scratch. 

Thanks for your help!

R. Long

Canada

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I just wanted to send a quick note to mention how wonderful your customer service is. From the moment I placed my order online, my order was confirmed and shipped promptly with great communication of such. Once my order arrived there was a issue with a bend hour hand. I called the company and Steve returned my call right away and assisted with a solution. I have received the replacment hand and all is great. In a world of less and less customer service it was wonderfule to see how your company values this and demonstrates it. Thank you again for everything and I would not hesitate to recommend your company.

C. Bauwens

Calgary, AB

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I received the clock on Monday and it looks awesome! Thanks again!

K. Springman

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I was looking for a good quality Grandfather clock. After seeing what was available on the web site my wife and I made a visit to the store. The staff were very friendly and worked with me to ensure I got what I wanted.

J. Dick
Hamilton, ON.

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Hi Steve,
I wanted to share a photo of the completed grandfather clock built to honor my father's passing in June. The wood was cherry and the finish is simply amber shellac, as it will darken a bit over the coming years.  Your product was exceptionally well prepared and instructions were clear and straightforward.

I am very pleased with the outcome, and especially appreciate the quality of support provided in addition to the product itself. Thank you very much, and maybe another clock will be in my future plans.

T. Flecklin
Houston, TX

 

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Great variety of unique items, great layout of website (clear pictures/zooming, not disturbing colors, readable font). And, as it turned out, a SUPER quality of an item delivered! Free shipping for North America! ...Five stars, for sure!

A. Chestakova
Brantford, ON.

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Mr. Bauman was helpful and co-operative. We're happy with the deal we reached. 

D. Lampman
Burlington, ON.

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Phone assistance the next day was most helpful in rectifying situation with nighttime shut-off option. Thank you so much for a wonderful clock that will bring years of enjoyment. I've already received many compliments.

L. Kearns
Elora, ON.

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A fine clock, a fine complement to our vestibule, a good value and service second to none. We are most pleased, and fully recommend your optional assembly and finishing service to those who, like us, do not feel up to building from a kit. The packing of the clock was excellent, and your pointer on how best to stand the clock up from the pallet after disassembling the crate was very helpful. Thank you so much!

A. Barbour
Fresno, California

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Dear Mr Bauman, 

I would like to share with you 2 pictures of my completed project.  I used your Simco plan for it and instead of mixing woods I selected Cherry wood as my medium.  I did my best to reproduce the original carving pattern. The final color is in fact the natural wood color that has been aged using a technique based on acid and water mix. Lastly I applied 3 coasts of satin varnish.
I was more than satisfied with the quality of service received from your organization.

C. Cote
Quebec, QC.

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Dear Steve,

Just to let you know we received our clock mechanism yesterday. It is
even more stunning than the pictures. Thank you!

Kind regards,
J. Kelly
South Africa 

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We love our clock! It's perfect for us. Lots of compliments. 

M. McInerney
Conestoga, Ontario

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This is to give my appreciation about the shipping of my grandfather clock. I appreciate how fast the delivery has been. I appreciate the courtesy of Mr. Steve Bauman and the quality of the installation at my home. Be sure that I recommend to my friends when they see my clock for the first time. Thanks to Mr. Steve. 

M. Simard
Jonquiere, Quebec

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Pleased with service & product. God Bless!

S. McKechnie
Waterloo, Ontario

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We love our clock. Many thanks. 

D. Emann
Orangeville, Ontario 

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Hi Steve,
Happy New year!
Hope you were able to get back to your dinner party in Waterloo in relatively good time. I so appreciate the effort you made in deliverying the clock on Christmas eve! It was a beautiful moment when my wife discovered the clock - she absolutely loves it! The effect was almost overwhelming for her -she simply couldn't believe that it was there in our living room. We've had several people visit and all of them really are taken by its charming presence in the room.

E. Hauser
Markham, Ontario  

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Everything was done the way it was said it would be which is often not the case.

T. McArthur
Bridgenorth, ON

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Dear Colonial Times Team,

I would like to send a huge thank you for the efforts you went to shipping the Simcoe Grandfather Clock Plan to Australia this time last year.
I am happy to conclude that as a 17 year old Student, I have completed the project in my Industrial Technology - Timber Products and Furniture Technologies.
Thank you so much for the detailed plans that were easily converted from imperial to metric measurements. The joy it has brought me to be able to produce such a fine piece of furniture is profound. I completed it with American Black Walnut.

Kind Regards,

Amanda M.
Student


 

Hello Steve,

I just received my clock. The fit and finish are flawless, the packaging excellent. Although I have encountered minor difficulties ei stoppage after a few minutes but with minor re-adjustment of the beat, I think I have it right. I am most pleased with your choice of finish and material.
My regards to all involved and may God bless.

Jehan B.


 

Steve,

Thank you very much for showing such quick attention to my bevelled glass problem. I have enclosed the glass, and, as you have requested have marked the problem areas. I hope that it is the information that you need.
I thank you again for the swift response and making me feel as though I am your only customer.
Just to give you a little background on the clock, the clock was purchased in 1976, and the total bill came to $176.26 (including the shipping)! The kit is made of solid Walnut. My Grandfather bought the clock kit and never got around to building it. I have now inherited it and some 60 yrs later the clock is not together and, might i say, with no problems. The pieces fit great! I still need the works and the face to complete, so in the future as money allows I will be in touch to purchase those.
I believe that to find a company still around after all these years still building qualtiy product and lasting heirlooms is a testament to your customer service and workmanship. To you and your staff keep up the good work!

Sincerly,

Andrew S.


 

Liz,

Sorry that the email pictures were not able to be opened but I'm so very pleased with my Vancouver project that I wanted to let you see the progressive results.
All parts were made here in my shop from your very detailed plans. Ever the rope turnings were made with my Vega attachment on one of my lathes.
All wood is solid cherry except for the backs and all received two coats of stain and three coats lacquer. Movements are Hermle movements that I've had in stock just waiting to be used.
Once again I assure you that I've never worked with a better set of plans and intend to do more in the future.
Thank you for your service and the brass plates which came today.

Kindest regards,

Leo M.