Question about Dakota Watches
Have it on a level surface, attached pendulum, wound both sides.
After reading all the explanations I understand that your clock is not overwound or damaged and do not need any further repairs even you've been transporting (carrying) it.
The reason it does not work is simple - your clock is out of beat and all it needs is just to put it back in beat. This is simple operation for watch/clock repairer, but would be very difficult for you without proper knowledge.
So, my advice is: Take your clock back to that repair shop (don't forget the receipt for the previous job done). You must carry the clock with the pendulum off, but don't leave it at home. When in shop, ask to put the clock in beat. Simply say: '' My clock is out of beat. Can you correct this for me, please?''
As this clock was repaired there some time ago (receipt is proof), this is clockmakers responsibility to put it in beat before handling back to the customer. As well as this, clockmaker should have to explain how to carry the clock and how to hook up the pendulum without disturbing the escapement. If it was not done, you have the rights to ask to fix all that.
Do not be afraid to go and to ask them to finish their job properly. These are your consumer rights and you are not asking for any extra work to be done.
Do not try to contact them over the phone, as it is allways better to face the person and speek directly.
Pull your socks up and go!
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Posted on Mar 21, 2009
You question is a bit non descriptive except that the clock does not work and the hand clutch has failed.
Hopefully this will guide you in the correct direction for a local repair person.
Hope this tip helps
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
Hi, Firstly a Le Coultre clock is a fine thing and most be treated with care and attention. If the clock is sitting level (use a spirit level) then there is obviously a fault, which to me sounds like it could be in the hairspring. As the clock is obviously of age, it is very possible that all that has happened is that dust and stuff has gathered around the hairspring, causing it to not wind as tight as it really needs too. I would suggest sellotaping a ladies tight over the end of a hoover attachment and giving the movement a good old hoover. The tights will catch anything that comes off, so you can inspect it. The movements will need oiling too, once oiled you will see a difference. Hope this helps. Tom from Luxuysauce dot com
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
SOURCE: we have a seth thomas
The clock must be levelled the same as when it was previously set up. In other words, if you didn't check the level of the clock before disassembly and reassembled it and re-levelled it, it may not operate because it might not be the same.
Some clocks have different weights for the clock, chime, and hour strike. Did you mark them and install them in the same location?
My Seth Thomas has a screw to adjust the swing of the pendulum to allow proper escapement on the gear, but you have to be able to determine which way the pendulum needs to swing more to make that adjustment. I may be able to help you with this!
You may need a clock repair service.
Let me know,
Posted on May 29, 2011
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