New Clock Shop in Town
by Bill Tobin 3/14/10
Hills Antique Clock Shop, formerly of Natick is now in East Holliston at the
intersection of Washington and Concord Streets.
Richard Hills has been been associated with the family-owned antique
clock shop founded by his father in 1973 in Wellesley. Richard is a skilled
horologist with over 25 years experience serving private collectors, local
clock enthusiasts, insurance and moving companies.
Richard Hills, above, states that quality of repair is their goal and they take
pride in providing prompt service with flexibility to their customers. House
calls are available, which are necessary in servicing grandfather clocks.
Richard acquired his love and appreciation for antique clocks from from a
family generation before him and through Holliston's own well-known clock
maker, John Losch.
Antique clocks from simple to grand add timeless elegance to any style
home. Patrick Dolan, at the work bench, is a well known collector and is
available to assist in locating a special collectable clock for you.
Antique clock is the key word. Watches, battery and quartz movements do
not qualify for service in this shop. Cuckoo clocks fit the bill if they were
around before 1920; if not, forget it.
A wide selection of antique clocks are available to purchase.
For information on the Hills Antique Clock Shop visit
The staff of HollistonReporter.com welcomes Hills Antique Clock Shop
Well known antique clock dealer/collector,
Patrick Dolan is also available to assist
you in purchasing or locating a fine
antique clock for your home or business.
Please call Richard or Patrick with any
Owner, Richard Hills specializes in the repair and
restoration of antique clocks with one of the finest
full repair workshops and clock sales display floor in
the area. Your inquiries are welcome or feel free to
stop by the shop to meet with Richard to discuss
your clock and how he can help you.
I smile every time I hear the chimes from our clock now that you have
repaired it. The word “Repair” might not say enough about how you brought
this clock made in 1790 back to life. It didn’t work. It had been shipped
across the country in pieces. Many parts were broken and others were
damaged – some gears were actually maliciously damaged. The clock hadn’t
been cleaned in years and the brass hadn’t received any attention in decades
if not centuries. Now the clock guides us through the day – hour by hour – as
it did when it was made 221 years ago. Pretty amazing. Thank you for your
work. What I find most impressive is that after you repaired and rebuilt the
clock works and you took apart every other part of the clock and cleaned it
and repaired it so that it now shines – the brass and the wood. Well done.
- Tim D. 8/24/2011
We have a clock that's been in Geoff's family for almost
200 years. It got severely damaged when shipped
across the country to us. The case, face, movement
and glass were all in need of substantial repair. Mr. Hills
was able to restore it so that it looked like it did prior to
shipping. No one would ever guess that it hadn't arrived
in the same condition it left my father-in-law's house.
- Michelle Zeamer | 3/15/10
Mr Hills repaired a grandfather clock which had not
worked in years. He did the repair in my home, didn't need
to bring it to his shop. He cleaned another antique clock
and got it running and gave me an estimate on a third
clock. He was punctual and did all the work in under an
hour. I think the cost was very fair and have not had any
problems with the 2 clocks he worked on. He was also
~Mary B. 6/14/2012
The dial arrived on schedule Tuesday, I picked
it Wednesday, and then installed it in my Dad's
clock Thanksgiving. It is beautiful; the dull finish
looks terrific and authentic. My father is thrilled
- it made his month! Thanks so much for doing
such a great job.
~Peter S. 11/23/2012
Came to house assessed the job. Very professional
and agreeable. Gave a detailed review of the clocks,
their relative worth and what he would do. Took
them away in his (modern) van. Gave us an estimate
of about a month (It came in a couple of weeks
more than that, but that was OK with us, we were in
no hurry. He hand carved a missing foot, completely
restored the entire "works" of both clocks and
carefully reassembled them in our house. Supplied
some missing parts and a key for the cabinet and
restored the wood. Good experience!
~Patrick S. 6/14/2013
Thank you very much for repairing my Ship's Clock! I've
had it for so many years and it's wonderful to hear the bell
strike once again.
MaryEllen S. 11/16/18
We want to thank you very much for the repairs to the Regina music box.
We have really despaired that we would not it again but it now fills our
home with its music. It has always been a very special member of our
family and it has been hard not to hear it "speaking...singing to us. Your
care and willingness to tackle this project is greatly appreciated.
Larry & Jayne 4/24/18
We brought a old clock that needed repair
to just about everything, mechanism, case,
glass.. we wanted to repair it but keep its
character. After a horrible experience with
a local “out of my house” guy we made the
drive to Hills. We could not be more happy
with the way it came out. The owner has a
nice shop, was extremely nice, honest, and
helpful. Price was fair and he was done a
month earlier then he said he would. Clock
works great and the repairs he did to the
case and overall clock was perfect while
keeping the character of the clock. Every
clock place we searched only did the
mechanism but Hills does it all. Overall
great experience. Even if you live a little far
away (we are about hour and half away) it’s
well worth the drive. Hopefully my wife
does not buy anymore clocks, haha but if
she does we will return to Hills. Highly
D. Dansereau 9/2018
High end clock shop, with prices ranging from a few
hundred to several thousand dollars. Some of the
offerings are of exceptionally high quality and rarity,
and most are in pristine condition for their age. The
owner is knowledgeable about his clocks,
accommodating and quite helpful. Very happy with
my own purchase. This is the best place to go for a
serious collector who wants to make a high quality
clock purchase, or for properly done maintenance
and repair work.
J. Shellac 8/2019
Richard Hills is a great talent in the world of
antique clocks. Hard to find in the 21st century.
D. Abbot 9/2019
Very professional,excellent work and
service.Highly recommend for all antique
L. Swanson 6/2019
Great and trusted service. I recommend.
S. Palmer 4/2019
Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did on our Antique Tall
Clock! You really made the wood of the case come alive again, with your
moisture, oil and wax treatment. The pieces that were out of shape all fit
beautifully together again at the base. It is good that you balanced the
clock and fastened it to the wall, as that should also help it to keep good
Thanks too for bending the nails and attaching the decorative piece of
wood to our Dutch cupboard of Delftware. You went beyond the call of
duty to do that.
We have enjoyed the You Tube video that you sent us, and will be able to
share it with our Dutch and American family.
Sheila and Willem 6/24/20