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  1. Bucksctytt

    Comtoise chime off

    I moved the hour pipe.. perhaps a bit too much... I'm gonna let her run and see ( should have marked the darn wheel) BTW .. I notice that the hour pipe - the cannon pinion and the smaller pinion are all scratched to mark a particular tooth - if they were all aligned would that be the way to...
  2. Bucksctytt

    Comtoise chime off

    Thanks . that sounds like progress... I know which is the hour pipe... but not the cannon pinion. Could you explain or send a picture? Thanks T
  3. Bucksctytt

    Comtoise chime off

    Yes of course. The clock chimes about three minutes AFTER the hour - repeats 2 minutes later then again once on the half hour - but with the same three minute delay.
  4. Bucksctytt

    Comtoise chime off

    Sorry to disappoint Brian though it would likely make for an interesting video.. of note the downstairs neighbors reaction every hour on the hour! T
  5. Bucksctytt

    Comtoise chime off

    Thanks... the strike is off exactly 3 minutes on both the full hour and the half hour.
  6. Bucksctytt

    Comtoise chime off

    This is my second Comtoise clock but first time tearing one down and back together. Now that its cleaned up - It is keeping great time but the chime ( strikes on the hour and a second one minute to after as well as a single strick on the half hour ) is out of sync with the time. IE .. clock...
  7. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Hi Tom.. How do I get a moderator to move this to clock repair? Thanks Thom
  8. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Thanks Tom.. noted.. I just jumped in where I saw the opportunity..
  9. Bucksctytt

    Cleaning of a Mobier - Yes or No?

    Is there a link or search key that would get one to these articles?
  10. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Thanks Carl.. I'm going to look for steps to disassemble the rest.. any resource would be appreciated. T
  11. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    HI Tom, No I didn't run it with the pendulum on .. I will try as you suggest before i take it apart further to clean. There seem to be a wide range of preference on cleaning solutions .. also oiL? where and what kind.. I'm in Southern Italy and I've not found many resources for this here.. way...
  12. Tinkering

    Tinkering

    Beginning the process of . taking apart.. comments welcome!
  13. Disasembly

    Disasembly

    Taking my . first . comtoise apart
  14. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Hi Tom, I have removed the hour wheel and the intermediate ( I think) gear. How do I test and what am I actually testing?
  15. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Hi Tom, OK.. I actually got it on beat and running for about three hours . It seems that at some point there isn't enough power to run the chime and the clock so it stops. I'm taking it apart.. reading many posts on the message board.. a few that concern me greatly regard cleaning and...
  16. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Hi Tom.. OK.. how hard can it be... where would I find directions and what do I look for? T
  17. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    I can't get it in beat.. Thank you for the article.. the escape wheel doesn't advance unless I pull slightly on the weight ( 155 oz). Is there something else I need to adjust ? It was running at one point before I took the hands off ( to adjust - they were loose) and in doing that I caused the...
  18. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Thanks Tom. I'm gonna run this through today.. I have noticed that if I increase the weight the cogs engage and the clock runs. My weights are likely not original they weigh -155oz each. Thom
  19. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Thanks both. I managed to remove the face - no damage to the tabs AND get the gears in sync.. ran for a bit then stopped- I noticed that the top cog isn't getting enough pressure to engage - see photo if it uploads. any suggestions? Thanks - excited to get this puppy running and ringing.