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Setting the correct time on Seth Thomas clock.

Have a Seth Thomas 8-day ships clock recently repaired. Repairer told me to intially set the correct time by moving the minute hand in a clockwise motion. For 25 years, I've moved the minute hand in a counter clockwise motion to set the time. Which is the correct technique?

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Correct technique definitely is CLOCKWISE ONLY. You are unbelievably lucky person if did not damage striking mechanism within 25 years while adjusting hands anti clockwise. If I'd have such a luck, I'd try to play lottery. :))

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