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Quartz president wall clock, I need to set the chime

I have a quartz president wall clock, I changed the battery and set the time OK but the chime needs setting and I have no instructions as it is a very old clock

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  • Adam Parker
    Adam Parker Aug 18, 2018

    JohnB Could you send me intructions on setting a President Westminster Chime Quartz clock please? It is around 1990. I need to set the chime. It has two slide bottoms but no press ones. Battery operated.

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I have a pendulum wall clock from the president collection. If yours is the same or similar, the following may help:
*Look at the back for a slide switch labled "start" at the top and "set" at the bottom and move it to "set"
*Look for for small push buttons. They represent the hours and minutes. Push each in turn, the number of pushes to represent the time, ie, for 09:45, ignore the first(0), push the second 9 times(9)-push the third 4 times(4)- push the 4th 5 times(5). When done, push the slide switch back to "start".
If yours is the same as mine - a wall hung pendulum clock with Westminster chimes, made around 1988. I would be happy to scan and send a copy of the instructions.
John

Posted on Nov 03, 2010

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  • freddymazda Mar 09, 2011

    Could I take you up with the offer of a copy of these instructions please.

    From [email protected]

  • rocketrobot Mar 10, 2011

    could i plz have a copy to [email protected]

  • JohnB Mar 10, 2011

    Will send same as sent to freddymazda in next ten minutes - hope it helps

  • james faulkner May 29, 2011

    hi i would most greatfull for the instruction too. many thanks. [email protected]

  • JohnB May 30, 2011

    Just seen your request. 3 page word copy on way in next couple of minutes. Hope they are the right ones for you.
    John

  • JohnB May 30, 2011

    on its way

  • Chris Davies
    Chris Davies Feb 16, 2014

    Hi John B, I'm struggling with the same sort of clock it's a president wall clock with chimes, don't have any instructions. And I'm trying to stop it chiming every 15 minutes, don't have a problem with it chiming on the hour but ever 15 minutes a a bit much! Can you help?

  • rdpatel Mar 07, 2014

    Hi, John, could you please send me a copy of the instructions aswell please if you have still got it. Thanks. [email protected]

  • rdpatel Mar 07, 2014

    Hi John, could it be possible that you can please send me a copy of the instructions aswell if you still have them to [email protected] Thanks.

  • JohnB Mar 07, 2014

    For Chris Davies, Just seen your message, apologies for late response. My President clock has no means of choosing 15min chimes or not. You can have 1. All time chimes, 2. silent only between 11pm & 05:45am or 3. silent all the time.

  • JohnB Mar 07, 2014

    For rdpatel. Just seen your message. I am sending 3page word docx as soon as able - Email server has problems at the moment. Hope it helps. John

  • Samantha Simms Jan 16, 2019

    Please could I also have the instructions sent to me [email protected] as I need to know if I set it as 12 hour or not

  • James Nov 06, 2019

    Hello just seen your instructions in here. My mum has left me a president Quartz wall mounted clock. Sadly no instructions.can you send me instructions I would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you. My email address is
    [email protected]

  • John Buery Nov 07, 2019

    Have just sent them to you James, hope they help

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