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If you wind it up and it doesn't work your clock need to be oiled the the part can movie and function properly

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This is a wind up clock. No batteries. Wind clock wise only a couple of turns. This will need to be done once or twice a day. Do not over wind. It will break the spring.

Jan 19, 2013 | Watches

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Cuckoo Clock Repair


CUCKOO CLOCK
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REGULATION AND REPAIR TIPS

REF: 30 hour and 8 day clock
[From my shop notes:]
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{FACT}
-1/8 inch movement of the pendulum bob is equal to about 3 min per 24 hours running.
-To increase the time of the clock, move pendulum up.
-To slow down the time move, pendulum down.

Regulation notes:
These novel clocks are at best only a "fair" time-keeper. You can expect 100 to 120 sec per 30-hour winding period. I recommend that if it is within a few minutes per winding, simply RE-set the time.

-The regulation obstacles are obvious:
1. Open pendulum, this allows even the slightest breeze from a fan, ceiling fan or even cross-winds inside your house to affect both time qualities and/or its running ability.
2. The Pendulum material is wooden, and sensitive to climatic condition, during times of high humidity the clock will slow down.




REPAIR TIPS:

1. Recommend regular servicing every 2 to 3 years for these unique clocks, mostly due to the fact that the movement is open to the elements (dust and dirt is easily deposited on the movement).
2. Sometimes the clock is "over weighted", meaning that the actual weight is to heavy for the clock. I have seen some very new clocks with the wrong weights added. Instead of the clock simply stopping after the lubrication qualities are gone it continues to run and ruined the bushings.
-To find the correct weight of a newly serviced clock, you can use a small scale. Anchor it to the floor, connect chain to the top end, wind it until it is more than double the weight of the existing weights, and then start the clock to running after the clock stops running, X's the weight figure on the scale by multiplying 1.25 or 1.35 X's the weight figure on the scale by 25 to 35 % maximum = the amount needed. [Example scale indicator is on 1 lb x 25% = 1.25 lb




BELLOW REPAIR:


-Unfortunately many repair persons have opted to simply replace the bellow, this is unfortunate because it can so easily be repaired.

-I use a "RE-COVERING BELLOWS" kit.

-This kit comes with bellow replacement material, glue, one wooden handling tool and great instructions.
DO NOT attempt to simply patch work this, it is not fair to the customer and it will not work long.

THE CHAIN:

If needed, don't be afraid to replace the chain as they are easily ordered and replaced. Most cost about $3 to $4 a piece.

The problems are:

-If there is a child, pet, or adult in the house, the chain can be stretched. If the chain becomes damaged, it will get hung up inside the clock. "Even one damaged link can stop the clock."
-Wrong size chain {the differences between 72 links per foot and 67 links per foot are easily confused). Recommend actually laying the chain on the chain drive gear and seeing if it fits.


MUSIC BOX GOVERNORS:image008.jpg


Clean and oil only. Check the pivots if worn. Don't waste your time to try and repair, just replace the Governor. Only the actual music drum can be sleeved with a new bushing. Cost for a new governor is about $25. Well worth having a few assorted governors in stock.
-If a complete replacement is necessary, the cost is about $40 to $50.

Hope this tip helps.
R/ David

http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/CUCKOO.htm


on Jan 22, 2010 | Watches

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I have an early 1900 clock that I have to wind. I have noticed my clock stops frequently. I go to wind it and it is tight to wind so instead of over winding I tip the clock to start the ticking and the...


You can not unwind the clock yourself, because this requires proper clock makers tools and skills as well. Clock is stopping because it has not been serviced for a long time and the oil in clock has collected dust particles and getting sticky. This does not let the spring unwind freely and is a problem for all cogs and moving parts. Find your nearest clock repair shgop and ask for cleaning, oiling and adjusting. BE AWARE: If you are gonna try to unwind it yourself, you will damage the clock's movement, but most important - you can even brake or loose your fingers, as the clock spring is under unbelievable tension and once released, it uncoils lightning fast and is sharp as a razor.

Oct 28, 2010 | Seth Thomas Watches

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My cuckoo clock dont tick


I had a cuckcoo clock I got when I was in the Navy, and it came from Germany. I had the same problem. Have you ever heard the expression, "Stop yanking my chain"? Well, this is exactly what I had to do to get mine working... Well, since they wind up via the chain...

Aug 26, 2010 | Watches

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Why is there two places to wind a Seth Thomas Corsair E537-000 clock? Any description on the proper tension for winding?


Two winding arbours are in clocks with chiming, because there are two separategears in one clock and each one is driven by separate mainspring. Description for winding is: Wind each spring as long as you do not feel significant resistance. As soon as you feel the winding goes too hard - stop winding.
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Aug 05, 2010 | Seth Thomas Watches

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How do i wind an old seth thomas pocket watch? mfg. 1894, montgomery ward model


mcdevito75 here, I believe you"ll need a special winding key to wind your Seth Thomas Clock, Best Bet, look for a small watch repair shop in your area, they may be able to order a key for you, have all info regarding the clock with you. Winding keys may also be on ebay under Vintage Clocks/watches.

Jul 12, 2010 | Watches

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Self winding Prague men's watch. Will not keep wind


GOTO
http://www.watch-clock-makers.org/
Hope this tip helps.
r/ David
http://antiqueclock.clockstop.com/

Mar 04, 2010 | Prague Sunray 49025G

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Don't know how to properly wind Elgin 400 day anniversary clock


Wind the clock until there is a sudden increase in resistance (it is then fully wound). So not apply a great force, as older clocks may be weaker and overloading the spring may break the termination and result in a new spring being required.

If you think it is becoming too stiff, just stop winding and see how long it runs for. I have often heard the term "over winding at clock" but have never quite understood the term. As a retired engineer I think that springs that break because of overenthusiastic winding are probably near the end of their life anyway.

Jan 13, 2010 | Watches

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What ports wind what?


On mine, the center one (@the 6 position) is the one that keeps the pendulum swinging. It is the one that lengthens the most during the week and if I forget to wind it, that pendulum is all the way down when the clock stops.

May 02, 2009 | Watches

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I can't set the time (or anything!) on an armitron m636 ladies watch.


Just pull the winding crown,wait for 5 sec then wind clock wise once you can feel a tick,then your watch hands is moving and wait for desired you gonna set if reach the desired time then quickly wind the again counterclockwise it will stop.

Hope it may help you;

Regards;
VOTIT

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