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    Double weighted Vienna and beat problems

    I tried turning that knurled screw but it didn't do much. Are 2 full turns both directions the usual amount of play with it? If the clock is lifted to the left does the pin need to be across to that left side as well, to balance the beat when clock is straight?
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    Double weighted Vienna and beat problems

    Hi, I would appreciate any help wth this one. I can only get this clock to run with the left side of the case tilted up slightly. When everything is level and the pendulum bob is in line with the centre of the beat plaque, it runs very poorly. Stops every ten to fifteen minutes. I have included...
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    French clock running issue

    Hi, I've been struggling with this little Marti movement. Can't get it to run for more than 10 secs when the power seems to drop off. Was looking at it again this afternoon and noticed that rather weirdly it will run when tilted forward by nearly 45 degrees. Returning to vertical and it won't...
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    mainspring grease or oil?

    Sorry I thought it was
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    mainspring grease or oil?

    Hi, what's the preferred method for lubricating mainsprings? It's a Becker Vienna style wall clock. Thanks in advance.
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    Becker wall clock won't run

    I took the movement out earlier and can see I have a bent barrel arbor
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    Becker wall clock won't run

    I have and nothing improves it. I took the taper pin and washer off as I thought there maybe too much friction. Should it still run even with hands off?
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    Becker wall clock won't run

    Possibly yes but I've tried everything to get it in beat. Are the little tightening screws that allow the movement to move forwards and backwards part of the getting in beat process?
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    Becker wall clock won't run

    Hi guys. Newbie here from near Belfast NI. I'm self learning on longcases mostly but bought a Gustav Becker wall clock today on a whim. Shop said it had fallen of wall and glass from door was missing. Pendulum ran for 10 mins so I thought it might be ok. Brought it home and can't get it going...

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