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Working "Around the Clock" to keep you "On Time", Bringing your Childhood Memories Back to You, we are the Doctor that still does House Calls.   

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Christian Owned & Operated Business for Two Generations, Free Estimates on Repairs. We sell, repair and restore watches and clocks. We offer 6 month guarantees on all service and repairs. We also offer 1 year warranty on all watch and clock sales. Lay-A-Way plans available for your convenience. Free estimates on repairs.

Business History
I previously owned Albert's Antique Clocks in Holly hill, Florida for 28 years and sold it in 2010

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We Service, Repair, Restore, Buy, Sell ALL CLOCKS & WATCHES, Any Brand, Any Age   We also repair Music Boxes, Barometers and Chronometers   We have a showroom of clocks for sale at the Turkey Creek Public Market on Outlet Drive in Knoxville, TN  Booths A10, 12, 14, 16 and have Many Drop-Off Centers (Please call for your nearest drop-off center)

Ansonia, Chelsea, Gilbert, Gustav Becker, Ingraham, Joward Miller, Junghans, Kern, Kieninget, Kundo, Ridgeway, Schatz, Seth Thomas, Waterbury, etc......
Payment method
amex, debit, discover, master card, visa, check
Various Drop-Off Centers (to accomodate our customers) A New Additional Location is at The Turkey Creek Public Market on Outlet Drive in Knoxville, Booths A10, 12, 14 and 16

We have been Christian Family Owned and Operated for 2 Generations, We stand behind all of our work and just love clocks.  Having been on the Antique Road Shows for 11 years, I appraise and assist people with proper understandings of their clocks



Watches, Clock Repair, Clocks-Wholesale & Manufacturers, Antiques, Clocks, Antique Repair & Restoration, Watch Repair


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Gordon C.



I have a Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos clock that belonged to my father. This clock had not worked for at least 40 years. I tried several times to find a local repair company but was unsuccessful. Very few people are qualified to work on the Atmos clock. This clock doesn't run on batteries. Neither does it have a winding mechanism. It works from the change in temperature of the room it is in. It is very much a precision instrument. By luck, I stumbled across Joanie LaTorre at a flea market in Knoxville. She had many beautiful clocks in her booth as well as an Atmos similar to mine. After talking with her, I decided to let her repair my clock. After a couple of months she returned my clock in perfect working order. She has since repaired and serviced my grandfather clock and my cuckoo clock. I think she is the best in the area and I wouldn't let anyone else work on my clocks.

Diane D.
Edited: 07/25/2018

I had Joanie, from Black Bear Clock Repair, service a number of clocks and watches for me. She is extremely knowledgeable in clock and watch repair. She is my only go to person when I need clock and watch repair. She spent a lot of time with me in answering all of my questions. She is also very reasonable with her rates. I would highly recommend Black Bear Clock Repair for all of your clock and watch repairs.

James D.



I have a Grandfather Clock and a TSSOT T Touch watch that needed repair. Joanie was able to repair both and spent time showing us how to care for and operate the Grandfather Clock. I would highly reccomend her for any clock or watch repair. You wont be disappointed.

William B.



Had several grandfather clocks set up and repaired. Service was excellent. The owner took the time to go over all the intricate details and proper care when the service was completed. Wouldn't use any other service !!

Riley B.



We happened upon BlackBear Clock repair on the net. How fortunate we were. My dad's grandfather clock is very special to me. Talking to Joanie on the phone I could tell it would be in the best hands possible. So much I didn't know about the clock. Now my wife and I have it back with a new level of enjoyment.. Better than I ever knew it could be and equipped with the information to maintain and enjoy it for years to come. Joanie is a class act and soo knowledgeable. She "loves" what she does and it shows in every aspect of her service. Thanks Joanie !!

Mark S.



Joanie has repaired two clocks for my family, and we couldn't be more pleased. She explained that the length of the time it takes for a repair is, really, determined by the clock. That is, she will make the initial needed cleaning and repairs, then set the clock to running to see how it does. By letting it run for a week or so, she can tell what and whether additional repairs and/or adjustments are to be made. Once those repairs are performed, the clock is started again and let run. Again, it may run several days, with the whole process being repeated until everything is just right. So, if a repair takes a while, you can rest comfortably knowing that you can't rush perfection. When she returns a clock to the customer, you can count on it being right. PLUS, she warrants her work. AND she delivers right to your house.
When you get your clock back and hear the same ticking, tocking, and chiming that your great grandmother heard, you'll experience something deep within yourself that cannot be explained with words.
Entrust your clock to Joanie. You'll be glad you did.

Mark K.



I had four mechanical clocks that had not been working for a number of years. I located Black Bear Clock Repair and contacted the owner Joanie LaTorre. We delivered three of our clocks to get an estimate. Joanie took considerable time talking to us about our clocks and what needed to be done to get them running again. She told us the value of our clocks and encouraged us to keep them running to leave to our children and grandchildren. The cost was higher than I expected but then, I hadn't realized what it took to get them back operational. We are convinced that Joanie and Kenny know their clocks and that they took painstaking care to replace parts as needed and to ensure they were nearly as good as new as far as antiques go. They delivered our clocks (we live about 45 minutes from her workshop) and they left with the internals for our grandfather clock. About ten months after the clocks had been repaired, one started acting funny. An e-mail later, we delivered the clock for an adjustment and got it back as promised at no charge. I would give Black Bear Clock Repair six (or seven) stars if that were possible. I cannot recommend them with any stronger language.

Patty B.



Joanie cleaned and repaired our grandfather clock that had really been neglected. After her very experienced knowledge and TLC she delivered our clock set it up balanced it now it runs perfect and chiming like old times. Patty B

Amy S.



Extremely skilled and knowledgeable and just a wonderful person to deal with! She gave my antiques new live ,they are now better than new.

Della C.



I cannot say enough good about Joanie, she really knows her clocks. I didn't think my clock could be fixed, but, she did and it works just like when I first bought it. I liked her from the first, because I knew the way she talked she was a Christian. Good job well done BLACK BEAR. I highly recommend Joanie "THE CLOCK LADY" When she brought my clock back, she went over every details, and some things I didn't know about my clock.

L. K.



Great experience from beginning to end. Joanie is knowledgeable and did not push a very expensive repair on us. She explained the options and recommended the less expensive fix. The clock was fixed within 30 minutes, was cleaned and shined and we left very happy. Good Christian people would recommend them to anyone needing any kind of clock repaired.

Richard A.



I am an avid clock collector and enthusiast. I found out about Joanie, the Clock Lady, from a Vender at the Highlands Festival in Abington Virginia. My dad had left me a Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos clock which doesn't get wound or plugged in but is the closest thing to perpetual and is very hard to find anyone to work on. I drove quite a distance to have Joanie work on that clock for me and I see now why a man in Virginia recommended someone who was so far away, he said she was worth it. Joanie has now repaired about a dozen or more of my clocks. She gives free estimates and sticks to them no matter how much extra work she finds the clock may need. I don't bother her timeframe wise when she has them for I know she calls when it's done. She stands behind her guarantee for sure. She has several of my clocks right now - so I highly recommend her. If you want your clock fixed right - contact Joanie LaTorre. She is a pleasure to work with and very knowledgable.

Kelli G.



Took an old mantle clock we bought at a yard sale to Joanie, got a history lesson and the clock repaired! She was great to work with!! Her knowledge on clocks is amazing! She fixed it, and showed us everything we need to do to keep it running for years to come. We will be taking our other old clocks and watches to her for repairs.

Carl M.



Black Bear Clock Repair took care of my Grandfather Clock as well as my sister's cuckoo clock and my brother's two grandfather clocks. An absolutely wonderful job was done on all of the above. We have had no problems with any of their work and recommend them highly to anyone needing clock repair done. Joanie LaTorre was honest and fair in her pricing and EXTREMELY knowledgeable. She took the time to teach me how to run my clock and gave us information on the makers of all our pieces. I would certainly use her services again in the future.

Harry S.



My new grandfather clock was not working right and I was waiting for new works to come in Called Black Bear Repair Joanie asked if they could come and take a look. They came and in less than 15 min they had it repaired. Thanks Joanie

Mark R.



Thanks to Joanie we are again enjoying the sounds of our 35 year old mantle clock. I was extremely fortunate to find someone so passionate about her work.

Celia J.



Joanie La Torre is just wonderful!!! She was able to repair my 43 year old Chalet Cuckoo Clock from West Germany. I tried to find someone to do the repairs for 27 years, with no luck. After a lot of time and careful consideration, Joanie was able to restore my clock back to its former glory. I am so grateful to have found her and to welcome back such a wonderful piece of my childhood. Thank you Joanie. I never thought I would see this clock up and running again. You pretty much did the impossible with this one!!!

claimed iconBusiness Response07/01/2015

WOW! You are ever so kind and sweet.... Thank you. I love clocks! This is what I do.... I don't do it on the side, this is all I do. I do all the work for Dollywood and for the Clock Peddler in Gatlinburg. I had a shop in Florida for 28 years and still go back there every other month picking up clocks and repairing them for them and returning them again and bringing back the next load. I am a Christian lady. I do my best and I try to be fair and BEST OF ALL!!! I STAND BEHIND MY GUARANTEE! You have a problem or an adjustment needs to be made, YOU LET ME KNOW!!! Thank you for your kindness. May God Bless You! Please tell sooo many about me... THANKS

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