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A little over a year ago I purchased a Bulova wall clock. On the back, above the bar code, is marked C4455, then some spaces, then CW112. The movement is the HERMLE 2215. When I replaced the batteries with two new Duracell C batteries, the clock still chimes (on the hour), but neither the minute or hour hand moves, but the quarter-inch brass "head" sticking out of the stem does move slowly, about a second at a time, which to me seems to indicate the movement is working. I was thinking of taking off the hands and trying re-installing them, but I don't know how to get the quarter-inch brass head off. It just seems to rotate when I turn it (without the batteries in) and does not seem to loosen. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: wall clock not working

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..!

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: second hand moves every 4 seconds

the battery need replacing this is what its supposed to do when batt low. if this helps please rate joe

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: second hand movement

Your TAG is fitted with EOL (end of life) feature. This is the cause of that 4 seconds interval movement of seconds hand and thus indicating the time for battery replacement. The timekeeping is not affected by this- it is just warning to replace battery a.s.a.p.
Find your nearest watchmaker and ask for battery replacement.

Do not forget to rate, please.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Bulova 96R31 keeps time + date, but the chronograph does not work

The problem is in chronograph module or related gear train. To find what exactly the problem is, special tools and equipment is needed as well as watchmakers knowledge and skill. There may be just an underpowered battery, but according to your explanation, I tend to think that the first causes mentioned by me are the right ones. Visit your nearest watch repair shop and ask to check your watch for any faults. Rate me, please.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Stuck second hand

You need a new battery, as there is not enough power to move both gears. You can send it back to Wenger and get battery replaced or just pop into your nearest watch repair shop and get it replaced. It will cost you $5.oo and will be done in 10 minutes time instead of months of waiting it back from Wenger. Rate me, plz.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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