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My wall clocks second hand does not move when on the wall but will move if it lays flat. How can I get the second had to move while hanging.

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    Have you tried a fresh battery?

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Having major trouble setting it after D.S.T. Could you help? The "it" is a Universal TechTronics U.S. Perfect Time clock.





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... I'm not familliar with your particular clock, but, I'm assuming you may have a;
BATTery operated, wall-hanging, 'self-syncronizing' clock with 'hands' on it.
These are often marketed as 'Atomic' Clocks that 'keep perfect time - all the time'.
Generally these work by 'accuratizing' the Minute-hand as it approaches the 'top-of-the-hour' position (e.g. the 60th. or the zero- minute marker at '12'. They often achieve this by either 'double-Clocking' or 'half-clocking' (doublespeed or halfspeeding) the electric pulse that makes the 'SECONDs' hand advance to it's next mark. These 'SynCHRONO-ize' to a low-frequency Amplitude-Modulated (AM) radio-wave signal, (perhaps near 430Khz?) emminating from a source near "The Atomic Clock" out in Colorado (I believe).

One that I used to have hanging had recommended something like the following:

-manually adjust the time (via the small grey wheel near the BATTery, but set it about 7 to 12 minutes 'early' or before the actual correct time, (preferably at about 10 min. before an Hour).
-then remove the one " double A" . . .
... battery (for about 30sec.) and reinstall battery.
-then hang it up, and watch for the second-hand to do its 'Double-clocking' (for part of it's revolutions ) as the Minute-hand apprpaches th '12'. {note; it may take ~2 or 3 hour-cycles for the minute-hand 'to catch-up on all it's "Lost" minutes}.
(then, hopefully, your model will stay 'synchonized' there, for that 'Hour's' setting, and accept It (DST Hour value) with accuratizing Minutes. (and not go crazey over the next few days trying to get back to "Real TIME"). /mm


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Apr 25, 2016 | Home

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I have a WT-8005U digital wall clock. Bought 5/27/14. It will advance the hour by 2 hours or will advance the day by a day. What do I do to keep this from happening?


I do not have the same clock, but I assume the atomic receiver is the same. I found my clock went berserk if it was anywhere near anything else electronic. I had it on a dresser that was sharing space with my wireless printer. Once I relocated the printer, the clock went back to normal. You may have a different issue, but maybe check that nothing is around that would cause interference.

Jun 09, 2014 | La Crosse Radio Controlled Atomic Clock

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The second hand on my wall clock won't go


Does the second hand move down if you move it to the one o'clock position? Usually the second hand doing that indicates a low battery, so I'd try that first. The old battery isn't strong enough to move the second hand up, but can still move it down.

Jan 29, 2013 | Hardware & Accessories

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Minute hand on atomic clock keeps moving


Take the battery out and put it back in the opposite direction. Wait 5 seconds. Put it back in the correct position. The minute hand will go around very fast and eventually come to a stop. This can take a couple days. That means it is waiting for a radio signal from Colorado. For a better signal, place the clock in a window that is facing Colorado. The minute hand will begin to spin very fast until it stops at the correct time. Again, this could take up to 2 days.

Sep 12, 2012 | Staples Round Atomic Wall Clock; 14

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How can i fix the second hand on a wall clock the hand just hangs down while the big hand goes around?


  1. It isn't clear what hand you are talking about, but it doesn't matter
  2. Set the hand that is working to 12:00
  3. Place the loose hand at 12:00 and gently press it on. It is usually a friction type fit
  4. The hands should line up at 12, that is the goal
  5. good luck, Michael

Mar 16, 2011 | Watches

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I have a Westclox battery operated wall clock with chicken on face. The battery is new. The second hand tries to move but just "clicks" How can I fix this?


Sounds like it is just worn out.
Sometimes you can replace the generic clock works in these type of clocks. Go online and do a search for battery powered clock works, and see if you can match yours. They are removed quite easily after popping off the clock hands, and removing a nut under the hands that holds the clock works in the chicken.
Here's a link to a site that sells the clock movements... http://www.clockworks.com/

Jun 09, 2010 | Watches

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My new wall clock chimes 2 minutes BEFORE the


You will need to do a mechanical adjustment to the hand.
Loosen the hand nut and adjust the hand the tighten.

Hope this tip helps to solve your problems

R/
David

Mar 19, 2010 | Watches

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Strausbourg Manor Wall Clock chime adjustment


It is normal for the average wall clock. Of course, this can be adjusted, but without watch/clockmaking knowledge it is impossible, because first you need to find out which part of the movement is causing early chiming - and there are plenty of them.
Super fine adjustment can be found only in top of the range clocks. Hundreds of hours of craftsmenship are spent to adjust and fine tune them. That's why they cost a fortune.
If you can not live with that early chiming, you have to bring your clock down to the watch/clock repair shop and ask for help. Be ready to pay quite a money, as this job takes the skill and a lot of time.

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Jul 29, 2009 | Seiko Mantel Clock

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Wall clock not working


If you are sure the hands are not touching as they pass, perhaps the minute hand and hour hand are binding together at the hub. Try this: Gently pull on the minute hand by gripping its hub with the nails of your finger and thumb. It should slide forward a little (or come off). Also the same for the hour hand, to ensure it is not binding on the face of the dial.
I don't know the particular clock, but if it has a SECONDS hand, this is often the one that needs to be freed.
If all the hands are free, all should be good. If it has a seconds hand and the clock stops when this hand is going "uphill", try a fresh battery. If this doesn't fix it, remove the seconds hand and use the clock without it. Or you could try to counterbalance the hand by adding a little weight to the opposite side... this could work, but as it increases the mass of the hand also, it still might be a problem.
Another way might be to shorten the seconds hand..!

Feb 22, 2008 | Watches

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