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  1. #46

    Default Re: first fusee movement: several questions (By: Ralph)

    gang -

    the repainted dial is on its way back to me... very excited.

    in the meantime, i couldn't figure out why the movement would keep stopping after i had cleaned and re-assembled it.

    and then i realized that i hadn't lubricated the chain enough... so i re-lubed and worked every link manually just to make sure they all felt nice and loose (enough).

    and then it stopped again.

    and then i realized that i simply hadn't put enough pre-wind on the barrel spring, and it just didn't have enough power. i had been trying 1.5-2 winds, but it didn't perk up until i had 3.5-4 winds on it... at which point it suddenly seemed to wake up and be fine. in fact, it gave me a somewhat disgusted look, as if to say: why didn't you do that before, so i didn't have to strain?!?! 't's been running ever since.

    btw, i did check the spring, which looked newer/cleaner, and lubed.

    i'll post some pics when it's all back together.

    thx to all for the tips.

    smike



    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

  2. #47

    Default Re: first fusee movement: several questions (By: bruce linde)

    never got around to posting a pic of the re-painted dial and done clock....

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    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

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