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I have a Waltham 31 day chime clock. The chime strikes correctly for every hour except 12:00 where it strikes but once. Every other hour is correct. HELP!!!!!

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What type of clock is it...
Analogue / Digital

Does it have a calibration ?
What stops you from forwarding the clock by Four Hours ?

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If you manually set the time, the chimes will be off unless you wait for the chiming to finish before continuing to turn the hands.

Press the TEST button to get the correct number of chimes in synch with the actual time.

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try movinging the hour hand to the time the chimes are chimeing at

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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SOURCE: How do you set the

Please be guided by this rule:
1. Use the minute hand only
2. Never move the hour hand by itself to set the clock
3.Never move the hand while the clock is chiming or striking.

These are the instructions. Please be guided too that It will take up to twelve hours before the chime sounds completely synchronize with the correct time.
1. Open the clock door to gain access to the clock hands.
2. Set the day/night lever all the way up --the strike position-- if applicable. Also, if your clock has automatic chime sequencing, turn it off. Setting the time with the lever set on "auto" may damage the chime mechanism.
3. Move the minute hand backward to the correct time. Do not move the hour hand--it will move as you adjust the minute hand. Moving the hand backward removes the need to wait for the chimes to sound when you pass each quarter hour. The chimes automatically synchronize with the time. It can take up to 12 hours for the chimes to sound properly and in sync with the time


I hope these will help you in your setup while patiently waits until the chime sync with your time.
Thank you for using Fixya.
Alp

Posted on Sep 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a WALTHAM DOLPHIN

The actual Waltham company went under in 1954 or 1955 I'm not sure who is actually making these. Good news is if you contact your local Sears store they do sell these exact model clocks. Usually someone in the department will just open a box and look at the manual for you. They may even have a spare one or be able to let you know how to get one.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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