Rebuilds

The Geochron Rebuild Program

 

Your Geochron will be stripped down to the frame, and rebuilt like new.

Is your Geochron slowing down, binding, or showing damage on the map?  It’s a machine, and 300 moving parts do wear out over time.    Some clocks never need a rebuild, but it depends on the environment and how it’s been handled.  Other owner’s simply want the sturdy new Dura Drive technology, LED, or updated maps in their clock, but the same clock makers that build new Geochrons can also rebuild yours.

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These are prices as of 01/01/2017, and shipping costs are not included. Rebuild pricing is tiered based on age – the older the clock, the more parts we need to replace (see video).   To check the age of your Geochron, look at the first 4 digits of the unit’s serial number.  It is located on the back, towards the bottom of the Geochron in the middle.  The first 4 digits represent the year and month the Geochron was manufactured (for example, a serial number 9702-34567 was built in February of 1997).How old is your clock?

Year Manufactured

 

Price Quote

less than 7 years old

 

call us at 800.342.1661

7 to 10 years old

 

$575

11 to 20 years old

 

$675

21 to 30 years old

 

$775

more than 30 years old

 

see order form below

     

 

The typical rebuild timeline is two to three weeks (shortest in the Spring).  All refurbishments include a complete tear down of the unit, cleaning and greasing of all gears and moving components.  New items included are the map, lights, shadows, and for units over 7 years new motors… anything that is not perfect.  Any magnetic ballasts are replaced with new electronic ballasts.   We’re constantly improving on the original design to improve its lifespan – your rebuilt Geochron will actually be better than new.   All items are included in our quoted price.

Should there be any issues, there is a 90 day, no questions asked warranty including all shipping costs.

Custom Upgrades with a rebuild

LED Lighting System Upgrade ($145)Side by side N America copy

While you’re clock is being rebuilt, we can add an LED Lighting System.  It’s a significant improvement the dazzling appearance of a Geochron.  In addition to new maps and a complete rebuild on all components, can receive an LED Lighting System Upgrade which:

  • Burn at least 3x longer than the standard fluorescent bulbs, as long as six years of continuous use.
  • Use 60% less energy.  The whole clock will run at just 14 watts.
  • Extend the operational lifetime of your Geochron by years by not heating up the non-metal components inside the clock.
  • Show deeper colors and greater depth in the map.  LED elements have a greater visual frequency spectrum than Fluorescent bulbs.

More details about LED upgrades are here.

Sunlit LED Analemma ($75)Screenshot

The Geochron has always shown the Analemma’s Sun as a shadow, but as of January 2017 we can turn that black hole into a brilliant yellow LED.  Because – you know – that’s the color of the SUN.   More details here.

LED Lighting System Upgrade & Sunlit LED Analemma Combination ($175)

 

Map Upgrades

Every rebuild gets an updated map.  If you have a Geopolitical Map, your Geochron will receive a new Geopolitical Map.  This is included with the cost of your rebuild.

Want a new look?  There other maps!Mixed mapset close up

  • Geopolitical or existing mapset (no charge)
  • Topographical mapset (+$50)
  • Ham Radio mapset (+$99)
  • A mixed mapset (+$99)
    • There are actually three maps in a mapset, repeating every three days inside the clock.   Mix and match maps for a display that changes daily!
      • DAY 1:Geopolitical / DAY 2:Geopolitical / DAY 3:Topographical
      • DAY 1:Topographical / DAY 2:Topographical / DAY 3:Geopolitical
    • Combination maps are not available in Ham Radio.
    • What does a mixed mapset look like?

Our Buy Back Trade in Program

Trade in your old one, or sell it to us.  Details here.

Do you have the original box?

If not, think: broken glass and bent metal.  You need the right shipping container (here).

 

Thank you for making the investment to keep your Geochron running like new!

The next steps are downloading a copy of the Return Authorization Form and Important Packing Instructions (Select New or Original).

Order Shipping Carton

Return Authorization Form for Rebuild Return Authorization Form for Electronic Ballast Upgrade Important Packing Instructions Older Versions of Packing Instructions New Panel for Rebuild Units Guide