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  1. R. Croswell replied to the thread Chelsea Deck Clock - Broken click pivot screw.

    I don't think I would trust a click screw in a pressed in bushing. Try drilling into the screw from the inside. A bit of penetrating...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 3:44 PM
  2. R. Croswell replied to the thread Recommended oil for Ansonia Andes mantle gingerbread clock?.

    The helper spring is normal. If the strike train is working, observe how it works carefully before taking the movement apart. Not...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 10:42 AM
  3. R. Croswell replied to the thread 340-020 Options NB vs Bronze.

    Whatever floats your boat if its your own clock. If the clock belongs to someone else I find it hard to justify selecting bushing...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 7:32 AM
  4. R. Croswell replied to the thread Timesavers.

    I can't recall if Timesavers ever sold Hermle movements either, but www.merritts.com does, as well as www.blackforestimports.com, but...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 2:28 PM
  5. R. Croswell replied to the thread Timesavers.

    Why not just send then an e-mail and ask? \ RC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 11:31 AM
  6. R. Croswell replied to the thread Gilbert Regulator Minute Hand spins freely.

    Generally, opening the center hole a bit will relieve the stress and the crack should close pretty well. If a bushing is installed it...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 11:29 AM
  7. R. Croswell replied to the thread 340-020 Options NB vs Bronze.

    Are these shipped with bronze bushings as well? RC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 11:19 AM
  8. R. Croswell replied to the thread Gilbert Regulator Minute Hand spins freely.

    You can buy a new replacement part here; Gilbert Brass Pinion There are ways to repair that broken pinion and if you search on this...

    Aug 16, 2019 at 11:57 PM
  9. R. Croswell replied to the thread Just one of those days, but baffled with Kieninger SKS.

    There will always be plenty of clock for which there is no replacement movement available to keep one from losing their "way through the...

    Aug 16, 2019 at 11:48 PM
  10. R. Croswell replied to the thread 340-020 Options NB vs Bronze.

    Yes I think I remember that. I think that some those who get the most het up about it probably don't understand everything they know....

    Aug 16, 2019 at 11:37 PM
  11. R. Croswell attached a file to the thread Gilbert Regulator Minute Hand spins freely.

    Three things come to mind: * make sure the square hole in the minute hand is on the square at the end of the arbor and that it is not...

    gilbert-pinion.jpg Aug 16, 2019 at 11:23 PM
  12. R. Croswell replied to the thread Recommended oil for Ansonia Andes mantle gingerbread clock?.

    Well it looks like the second pivot hole above the winding arbor on the strike side is pretty gooped up and probably has wear that will...

    Aug 16, 2019 at 11:10 PM
  13. R. Croswell replied to the thread 340-020 Options NB vs Bronze.

    We keep hearing about abrasive dirt particles embedded in the bushing or pivot but nothing about abrasive particles suspended in the...

    Aug 16, 2019 at 12:04 PM
  14. R. Croswell replied to the thread Just one of those days, but baffled with Kieninger SKS.

    Can we see a picture of the whole movement as it is now? If one of the parts shown is in the wrong place then perhaps the part that...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 4:58 PM
  15. R. Croswell replied to the thread How to re-fix wheel to arbour.

    This type of repair was discussed in detail previously and I believe other alternatives were described. I've searched but can't find the...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 10:13 AM