1. Mwerner710 Guest

## Schatz fork adjustment/beat

Back again. Few more questions. When putting a clock "in beat", the Horolavor book says that the click sound of the escape wheel to the verge should be equal distance to the center of a diagram (three lines) that you can make and place below the pendulum.

My first question is: if you have the pendulum dead still, then turning by hand, can you adjust the post to a point where the verge catches and lets go the escape wheel when you turn the ball either direction? Do I make sense? Turn the ball one direction, when you hear the click, mark the spot. Then turning the other direction, hear the click, mark the spot. Then turning the post adjust where each direction gives the same mark result. Therefore putting the clock in beat so to say? Or does it have to be running?

Second question. The travel of the fork to the verge post is pointing center of the clock when the escape wheel is releasing the tooth and all the way to the left side when it is catching the tooth of the escape wheel. Does this need to be adjusted so the verge is traveling equal distance to each side when operating? Do we need to bend the rod on the verge?

Should there be ample distance between the escape wheel and the verge to allow the escape wheel to "snap" to the verge when under power to give the inertia to keep running? Mine is curently riding rather deep into the teeth on the escape.

Thank you all for your help. I am taking this one slow. Having some troubel getting it running.

Michael Werner
Just In Time Clock Shop
NAWCC 0140188

2. Mwerner710 Guest

## Schatz fork adjustment/beat

Back again. Few more questions. When putting a clock "in beat", the Horolavor book says that the click sound of the escape wheel to the verge should be equal distance to the center of a diagram (three lines) that you can make and place below the pendulum.

My first question is: if you have the pendulum dead still, then turning by hand, can you adjust the post to a point where the verge catches and lets go the escape wheel when you turn the ball either direction? Do I make sense? Turn the ball one direction, when you hear the click, mark the spot. Then turning the other direction, hear the click, mark the spot. Then turning the post adjust where each direction gives the same mark result. Therefore putting the clock in beat so to say? Or does it have to be running?

Second question. The travel of the fork to the verge post is pointing center of the clock when the escape wheel is releasing the tooth and all the way to the left side when it is catching the tooth of the escape wheel. Does this need to be adjusted so the verge is traveling equal distance to each side when operating? Do we need to bend the rod on the verge?

Should there be ample distance between the escape wheel and the verge to allow the escape wheel to "snap" to the verge when under power to give the inertia to keep running? Mine is curently riding rather deep into the teeth on the escape.

Thank you all for your help. I am taking this one slow. Having some troubel getting it running.

Michael Werner
Just In Time Clock Shop
NAWCC 0140188

3. Greg R. Guest

## Schatz fork adjustment/beat

I'm not an expert on 400 days, however, I have never moved the "rod attached to the verge".

I also have never tried to put the clock "in beat" while not runnng.

I position myself high enough above the movement so that I can see the verge pallets and escape wheel clearly, while letting the "balls" turn(unfocused). making a mental note of where each ball stops.

I'm not sure this is clear, but give it a try.

greg

4. Mwerner710 Guest

## Schatz fork adjustment/beat

Thanks Greg,
Yes,that is the way I've always put it in beat, by visually making note of where the ball is when the "click" is heard. I was just wondering if the other method would work?

As far as the rod goes, the fork is facing directly forward when the clock is at rest, and the verge is all the way to one side. It just seems that the spring would not get the full impulse off the escape wheel unless it was turing towards that direction evenly. Thus moving the rod to where it is balanced between both beats? I'mno expert either therefore why I am using this forum.LOL

Thank you

Michael Werner
Just In Time Clock Shop
NAWCC 0140188

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## Schatz fork adjustment/beat

I am not an expert but have had considerable success putting Anniversary clocks in beat.

I start out by swinging the pendulum enough to see the pallets entering and exiting the escape wheel. (I am looking throught the 2 holes in the back of the movement). I am also looking at where a pendulum ball stops in relationship to one of the posts. I make adjustment's accodingly until I get it close. I them slow down the pendulum swing. I make adjustments again. I continue until at the end of each swing the pallet is barely able to enter the escape wheel on both sides. The clock is now in beat.

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