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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    i saw a clock on ebay and the guy said all the clock needs is verge adjustment...i think i know where the verge is...but what does this involve and how do you do this in the most detailed fashion possible...(the guy said this wasnt very involved)

    but could you please describe this process for me...

    Its a german dufa box clock with two note strike...if it helps to know what kind of movement

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    Default adjusting verge

    i saw a clock on ebay and the guy said all the clock needs is verge adjustment...i think i know where the verge is...but what does this involve and how do you do this in the most detailed fashion possible...(the guy said this wasnt very involved)

    but could you please describe this process for me...

    Its a german dufa box clock with two note strike...if it helps to know what kind of movement

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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    Chrsvor, if the seller is so sure that is all it needs, why doesn't he do it himself It may need bushings, or it may just be moving the verge up or down on an adjustable bushing holder. Beware!!
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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    the guy has good feedback 100 percent but who knows

    http://i24.ebayimg.com/01/i/05/3e/e3/28_1.JPG

    it looks pretty clean and complete doesnt it?

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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    Base your price on a clock that needs service, and then you can deal with it after purchase.
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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    chrsvor25:

    Adjusting the verge can be "easy" if you are familiar with working on clocks; if you aren't, it is not the simplest of tasks. The question here is: how does he know that is the problem? It is not the first thing we look for when a clock will not run.

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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    I honestly hate to comment, but anytime someone says the clock is fine "except"-run like the wind.

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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    My experience with a description like this is that the seller has acquired a word and knows it has something to do with clocks. He probably has no idea what a verge is. I bought one recently described thus - "needs verge work". I could see the drivepost was all bent and wackyjawed. I asked the seller: "Is this what you're referring to?" He was. So base your decision on your own knowledge and ability to correct a problem or be willing to accept it, however it is. Often the honest description will devalue the item. I find that often with risk there is reward. "Are you willing to take the risk?" I am.

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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">drivepost was all bent and wackyjawed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Scottie,

    What is a "drivepost"??

    Regards,

    Richard T.
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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    Shoot RICHARD. I don't know whatcha call it. On weight viennas that have a post instead of a crutch to drive the pendulum: The post indexes a wearplate on the pendulum. Tell me. I'll use the proper nom. in the future - seriously.

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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    Originally posted by Mark A. Butterworth:
    I honestly hate to comment, but anytime someone says the clock is fine "except"-run like the wind.
    That's what I would do, Mark. I am sure it needs more than adjusting!

    If I am 0.001% sceptical about an ebay auction, I walk away.

    I like the 'run with the wind' homonym, if you say it like winding a clock! :biggrin:
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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    Like Scottie says, a lot of sellers don't know what they are talking about. The seller will guess, without knowing the terminology, so it is important to ask questions. Also, if you want to take your chances on a clock that needs work, base your bid on the work needed. Or, wait for the next one (not a rare clock- you may find one that has no problems, that will be inexpensive). I broke the last verge I tried to adjust (I am not a pro). I have found some gems on ebay, and conversely, been disappointed.

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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    Scotiie- "crutch" ??

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    Default adjusting verge (RE: chrsvor25)

    Hi Scottie,

    I know what you mean now. I'm with Chis, it's just a little different form of the crutch. Ending in a "post" instead of a "fork".

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    Richard T.
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