Question about Watches
It has to be started by hand..or move clock in a right to left sliding motion.. if this fails the swing mechanism is dead
Posted on Sep 21, 2017
It sounds as though part of the mechanism that controls the chiming is jammed. This could be caused by dirt or wear.
I suggest you have the clock cleaned as a first step and ask if there is any sign of damage.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
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This clock short of needing a full service may simply be out of beat.
Taken from my web page located at:
"HOW TO PUT YOUR CLOCK IN BEAT"
-Included below is a 10-second sound <snip> of a clock both in and out of beat.
IN BEAT ////////\\\\ OUT OF BEAT
· Turn on your sound and click on the clocks above for a sound clip.
-One little known fact is that a clock does not have to be level to be in beat. I had a customer that had a mantel clock in an old farm house, it was brought in for repairs and sent back running great just one problem: I put the clock in beat on a level surface [a small problem] because the mantel it had set on for it's entire life was not level. I had to literally go to the house to put it in beat where it sat.
-I have often found most Grandfather or floor clocks are set up out of level and put in beat where they stand, This is fine.
-As I'm sure we now realize a clock must be in beat but not always level to function properly.
· Above is the verge with a slip clutch.
· Often found on Grandfather clocks and requires only a long swing to get it in beat.
-To get the clock on the right side in beat you would need to push the verge assembly to the left.
-If it must be bent to put it in beat, do it slightly, but don't bend any of the suspension parts.
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
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
SOURCE: the pendulum won't continue to
This could be for too many reasons. It will not be possible to fix this without taking it to a qualified watch repairer who will be able to take a look and determine the exact fault.
It could be a blockage in the train of wheels.
It could be a broken balance staff or mal-adjusted balance spring.
May be broken palets or mainspring - the list goes on and on.
Find a local trustworthy watch repairer and they will give you a free estimate in most cases.
Best of luck.
Posted on Sep 21, 2010
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