A nice little restoration project I completed early in my horology adventures, my Enfield 8-day time strike mantel clock.
I think this was, in fact, the first case restoration I tackled. As with many clock collectors, I started my collection somewhat naive. I purchased many clocks of this type and, as my interest grew and my taste became more refined, I found myself selling many clocks that no longer held my interest.
I have purchased and restored dozens of lower-end clocks such as this with the intention of selling them and then applying the profits to better clocks. The practical side of this is to learn all your mistakes on clocks of lesser value before you start working on more valuable clocks.