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I have an Elgin Westminster chime quartz wall clock (with pendulum). It uses a C-cell battery. It will not work at all. Please help if you can, since it has sentimental value to me. Don't know if this would help, but the model No. is 8354.

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I'm afraid you have to visit clock repair shop, as without close inspection it is not possible to say what's wrong with your clock.

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