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    Default Schatz 59 8 day clock

    The clock runs too fast and it is set to the - sign. Clock guy says $100.00 to see. Is it even worth than to see.
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    Default Re: Schatz 59 8 day clock (By: Tikigeorge)

    Welcome to the message board! It's actually a Schatz...maybe a moderator can change the title for future searches.

    I searched the forum and found some past threads:

    http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?1...e-schatz-clock

    http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?5...chatz-59-Clock

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    Default Re: Schatz 59 8 day clock (By: KurtinSA)

    If he's charging $100 just to look at it, you'd probably be better off finding someone else.
    These are not complicated to work on. Though, getting them to run with decent rotation can be a bit trying.
    Living life at eight beats per minute.

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    Default Re: Schatz 59 8 day clock (By: MartinM)

    I've got one of these with a broken 4th wheel pivot I have to fix.
    Repinning the hairspring may solve your problem?

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    Default Re: Schatz 59 8 day clock (By: roughbarked)

    Running fast for a balance wheel is usually an indication that
    the lever arm is failing to lock. This is caused by poor power to
    the escapement and/or dirty pivots on the balance wheel.
    Poor power in general could be bushings and old oil as well.
    Locking is when the pin pallets go onto the flat edge of the
    teeth on the escapement wheel.
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: Schatz 59 8 day clock (By: Tinker Dwight)

    If I remember correctly, these weren't the best of timekeepers back in the day either. From the one's I've worked on, they tend to suffer from under-rotation of the balance, which then leads to short-cycling. It's not just bushing work, old oil etc.

    There were more than a couple of "head scratching" moments...

    Schatz made these under quite a few different names for others.

    $100 to see / estimate- too much in my books. To fix - possibly on the low side.
    Matthias in B.C.

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    Default Re: Schatz 59 8 day clock (By: matthiasi)

    As usual, Tinker is on the ball.

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