Blue Ridge Originals clocks are all designed in produced in our workshop in Ashburn, VA. We do our best to offer clocks that are unique, attractive, classy, as well as affordable.
Our clocks are made with finished 1/4" oak and walnut plywood, which is a layered wood with an oak or plywood veneer. The veneer is finished with three coats of polyurethane on the front and one on the back to seal it. The oak is natural oak, the walnut is stained with a light classic walnut color to bring out the traditional hues.
All of our clocks are laser cut and laser engraved.
Personalizing Your Clock
Most of our clocks can be personalized for a cost of $5 more. We currently offer typesetting (words) online and a small selection of clipart.
The Clock Movements
Our movements come with a one year warranty, but send us an email if they die after that time. Our movements have less than a .5% fail rate, and we test each of them before sending them out.
The movements' hands are currently all black, and there are at this time no choices offered on hand styles for the different sized clock faces.
Setting Your Clock
Please use the setting wheel in the back of the movement. The hands are held on with friction, so setting the clock by moving the hands can loosen them. If that happens, it's easy enough to push them back on; simply push the hand on both sides of the clock stem immediately next to the stem.
If your clock begins running slow it's time to replace the battery.
Changing the Battery
Please use alkaline batteries (AA); an alkaline battery should last between six months and a year. Changing the battery is as straightforward as it appears, simply take the old one out and put the new one in, being sure to match the positive side with that shown on the movement.
After you change the battery, don't worry if it doesn't start immediately. Once these movements get going, they don't stop, but for whatever reason, they sometimes take anywhere between a couple of seconds and a couple of hours to start again. So if it doesn't start immediately after changing the battery, check the polarity of the battery, and then simply leave the clock with the battery in it overnight. By morning it will be going again. Once it starts, set it using the wheel on the back.