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Elgin 400 Day Anniversary Clock

Where would I get the instructions for this clock?
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SOURCE: 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.

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If there is no special winder for clock hands at the back of clock movement, you have to adjust time by lifting the dome and moving hands by finger. Move MINUTE HAND ONLY clockwise until the desired time is set. In no circumstance touch hour hand.

Posted on Feb 25, 2011

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