Question about Watches
I recently wound my tempus fugit grandfather clock and now it keeps time but will no longer chime, how do I unwind the chime chains?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'm not positive about this, but I seem to recall that these type of clocks have two "silence levers" on the movement. These levers are located at the upper left and upper right corners of the movement as you face the movement from the back. The movement back panel has to be removed if it has one.
If the levers are pushed toward the chime rods, they will silence the hour or musical chime, depending on which one it is. I believe the silence levers are supposed to be moved away from the chime rods so the rods can retract and then strike the chime bars.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
You were not very specific about you clock description, Many of the German clocks were using auto correct features.
You may not have this function.
Move the hour hand to the correct hour.
Hope this tip help you.
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
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Posted on Sep 14, 2010
Take the batteries out from the base, where the chime mechanism is. Wait till it gets close (20 seconds till) to a specific hour time, like 8:00 or 9:00, replace the batteries for the chime mechanism. And then count the chimes at the hour. If they are correct, you are set. If they are incorrect, turn the time back 15 minutes before the hour and bring it right back and monitor the chimes again. Hopefully this should fix it. Please post the results.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
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