Originally Posted by davet
I also had a very good experience at Zclocks.com. 10 years ago, he replaced my non working digital clock in my 82 ZX with a rebuilt analog quartz clock and its still keeping perfect time today. In this case, I got what I paid for.
John and dave,
Thanks for your support and I'm happy to here your clock(s) are doing well. I haven't been on this site for several years and there are 2 different clocks being discussed here which are completely different.
The analog quartz is getting very hard to find and if you do they don't work. Any clock 40 plus years needs to be serviced. Parts are the biggest problem and nylon gears, which usually go bad, are not available. I'm the only one who has a mold for these parts. Clock makers can't make these as they are uber small. Also, I don't just repair the clock(s) I completely refurbish it down to every nut , bolt and washer. I personally wouldn't spend $2.00 to repair a clock that I look at every day that is dirty, lens scratched, gouges and cracks on the face and bezel.
The mechanical 280z clock discussed has a circuit board that can be repaired, but if your not up to micro soldering your in real trouble. All the caps and transistor need to be replaced. I sell this refurbished circuit board for $55. Caps are only good for about 20 years.
I also repair the OEM 240z mechanical mechanism. I completely dis assemble, clean, inspect and replace any worn parts. These actually work very well if serviced on a regular basis.
I also refurbish the coveted 240z 2-knob Rally Clocks. Does everyone know that these were also made for the 280Z??
The 280zx had the quartz analog as the standard clock and digital quartz was an option
Enough of my 2 cents worth.
If you have questions you can reach me at zclocks.com