A Timepiece. A Masterpiece.

The Geochron continues to be a symbol of American-made engineering for more than 50 years, and now in the digital age.

The Geochron Restoration Program


Your Geochron will be stripped down to the frame, and restored 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 restoration, but it depends on the environment and how it’s been handled. Other owners 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 restore yours.

Restoration 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?

The typical restoration 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.  We’re constantly improving on the original design to improve its lifespan – your rebuilt Geochron will actually be better than new.   All parts and labor are included in our quoted price.

Should there be any issues, there is a 90 day, no questions asked warranty including all shipping costs. Warranty returns after 90 days do not include shipping the clock.

Do you have your original box?

You will need it. Plus, buy a shipping label from us and save up to 15% off retail. Learn more…

Return Shipping Label Only

If you already have a shipping carton, you’ll just need a return label to get your clock on its way back to the factory.
Don’t forget to check out our helpful packing instruction video to ensure your clock has a safe trip.

Shipping Carton System with Return Shipping Label

Includes a large container engineered specifically for the clock, and packaging materials to ensure your clock makes the journey safely.
Also includes a return label used to send the unit back to the factory!

Shipping Carton System

Includes a large container engineered specifically for the clock, and packaging materials to ensure your clock makes the journey safely.
Please note that this price does not include return shipping to the factory. You may want our Shipping Carton System with Return Label instead!

Custom Upgrades with a rebuild

LED Lighting System Upgrade (included)

While your clock is being restored, we can add an LED Lighting System.  It’s a significant improvement to the dazzling appearance of a Geochron.  In addition to new maps and a complete restoration on all components, your Geochron 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)

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 Dimmable Lighting System Upgrade  ($175)  More details here.

Side by side N AmericaScreenshot

Map Upgrades

Every restoration 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 are other maps!

  • Geopolitical or existing mapset (no charge)
  • Topographical mapset (+$50)
  • Premium mapset (+$169), showing two days of Geopolitical and one day of Topographical maps that are richer and deeper.
  • 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?

Mixed mapset close up

Our Trade-in Program

Trade in your old one for a 15% discount on any single product on our site.  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).


Call us today for a restoration quote!


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