Question about Watches
These clock do need oiling every couple of years and should be cleaned at least every 10 years.
One of the winding holes is for the time, one is for the strike and the 3rd is for the chime. These do vary in location from clock to clock so I can't advise any further. It sounds like this clock has 2 differenct chimes depicted by the SIE & EIV7.
I think your best option is to take it to a clock shop and get it cleaned. They should then be able to give you more information on the chimes and its operation.
Posted on May 30, 2011
The center hole in every three holer I've seen - is for "TIME" - makes the clock run. Most all have the hour strike on the left and the melody on the right. NONE of these regulates speed ( regulation ) Now there are some clocks that have a double-ended key and there'll be a liddle eaky tweeky hole at the very top near "12" for "speed". That is the ONLY SPEED regulation on the FRONT of any clock I've seen. You may be aware that the clock speed changes as the spring unwinds. That's the physics of a spring - more power fully wound. But you don't regulate the speed by the amount of winding. You FULLY wind ALL three once a week if it's a ONE WEEK running clock.
Posted on May 30, 2011
I don't know a lot about your clock, however, I do know that my grandpa back in the 1950's keep his coo-coo clocks running by once in a while sqirting graphite into the mechanism. You may be able to get graphite at a hardware store...I haven't seen any in a long time. Graphite acts as a lubricant. It is a powdery substance and usually dark gray in color. This might get your clock running once you can trip it back. I would insert the graphite in the winding holes or if you can get in the back of it and squirt it and then try to wind the holes that are not wound.
Posted on May 28, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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