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My wife has a "clock" that has a "glass dome"ver the clock face and four "gold colored balls" hanging on "poles" that rotate around a center shaft. This is battery operated. The battery for the CLOCK works well, but the ones for the rotating "balls", don't work! I checked it out and found; There are no "metal contacts" where the positive / negative ends of the batteries are supposed to be placed?? There is ONE battery for the clock itself, and TWO for the other functions. Do you have "parts" for the other functions (ie do you have the metal posts and springs for the unit? Also, there are no wires from the area too the "works"?? The model number is; MFG# TMX999 (made in China). This was given to my wife by a friend that was dying, and now she would like to get it working. Secondly; do you have a "manual" for the unit? Please advise! Barry Wood 7473 Seville Road Saginaw, Mn. 55779 218-729-7590

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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..!

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I had the same problem; I inherited a clock by that description with my office. I'm not sure if it would help you, but I was able to at least figure out the mechanics of the clock from this site:

They claim that you can order the spring there.

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Try You can replace the entire movement for about $5 including new hands. You can select from an assortment of hands that will probably match the style of what you have and use those if the old hands don't fit the new movement. I've bought several movements from them over the years. For a few more dollars you can upgrade to an "atomic clock" movement which synchronizes with the US time signal and even sets DST automatically.

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If the watch is out of warranty, them speak to you local Timex service center (see "" for contact detals) and take advice from them.

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