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Serving Chicagoland since 1980….

David A. Lee -Owner

We are located at 34 E Center Ave facing the Gazebo Park in Lake Bluff. Our location is right between the fire station and Inovasi.

Since early in recorded human history mankind felt the need to measure time. Sunlight played a basic role in the length of days and nights. As the first sun dials were crafted, man developed a way to track time throughout the day. This led to the development of hour glasses and candle dials until the 14th century when mechanical clocks were introduced.

These amazing pieces required a high level of craftsmanship in the mechanisms and casings alike. Today, it does not take an expert eye to see the beauty and value of these historic timepieces. It does take the expertise of a craftsman to properly repair and renovate. The Clockworks has an impressive selection of these vintage timepieces. You may also browse some of our current wall clocks, mantle clocks, and floor clocks in our online gallery.

Call us to discuss appraisals, restoration, or the acquisition of one of our vintage time pieces.

  • Ami W.
    Had a battery replaced in my Michael Kors watch this afternoon. While I was waiting, the staff kindly offered to polish my wedding ring and inspect the setting. I was in and out in 15 minutes. Will definitely be returning. Wonderful, small town experience.
    Ami W.
  • Cris B.
    I needed some work on an old mechanical chronograph watch with a Swiss movement. I visited some local repairman near my home and neighboring towns and they were either not really repairman and could not help me or quoted some crazy prices for repair ( I think they quoted a high price as to not want to work on the watch, others told me they would send it out and had no idea of the repair cost until it went wherever. I was a little frustrated and remembered that Clockworks repaired a mechanical chronograph for my father about 20 years ago (and it still works like new today).  So I drove the 45 minutes to Clockworks, it was worth the trip.   (The store is now located in Lake Bluff..34 E Center Ave  Lake Bluff, IL 60044 a few miles North from the Lake Forest location shat shows up here on Yelp.  
    Cris B.
    Grayslake, IL
  • F J T.
    Clockworks have been servicing my chronograph work for several years, we always talk watches,and the manufacturers. Even though, it is not an expensive watch, he cares for it like it is worth thousands of dollar. I teased him about moving to this new location. On this visit, he told me to take my wrist watch elsewhere, because, he has been at this location 6 years, and have not seen my watch before. But he installed the battery that died out in the watch before he moved. And there is a jeweler in the shop now, he is very fun to talk to. The owner is nearing retirement, and had to replace my battery again!
    F J T.
    Lake Forest, IL
  • M T.
    By far the best clock repair shop in the entire area the owner was nice considerate and they got all the work done that I needed. Would recommend to anyone five stars easily.
    M T.
    Northbrook, IL
  • Hannah R.
    Best clock repair in Chicago.  Thorough, diligent and excellent repair work.    Worth your trip if you don't live nearby.   Super friendly and kind too.  If 10 stars were an option I'd give them 10
    Hannah R.
    Deerfield, IL

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Clocks

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Watches

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Barometers

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