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    wood works wheel teeth

    Ive been working on this Terry type wood movement and it has been a challenge. FInally got the time train together enough for a test run and of course it runs a bit then stops. Traced to the tooth engagement of the main arbor wheel with the 2nd wheel. There is a lot of slack in the teeth as well...
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    Hardware problem with odd thread size

    Ive got this Hamburg American clock with a thread I cant match up. These are the posts that go through the case and a plate slips over them on the back inside with nuts. The diameter of this guy is .160 which is close to a #10 screw size. But the TPI is 28. I have searched for #8-28 with no...
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    jules jurgensen watch regulation

    Id like some advice on regulating this watch. Its a Jules Jurgensen Movement and what Im not understanding is adjusting the regulation. In the photo you can see the part that you rotate, effectively making the hairspring longer or shorter. There is a notch in that piece diectly opposite the arm...
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    timex indiglo light inop

    Anybody had any success repairing the Timex Indiglo Light? Mine is a wr 30 m cat # T20501. New battery, runs fine, removed the back and there are a set of contacts just inside at the crown which I suppose are the light contacts.shorting those produced no light. Removed the crown and pulled the...
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    Hotchkiss and Field

    Newest acquisition is this H&F wall clock. According to research, Hotchkiss took on Field in 1839 or so. Before I get into the wood movement, can it be confirmed that this is the original or similar movement? This is my first movement like this. Is there a basic guide on how to deal with these...
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    Hotchkiss & Field 1800s clock

    Newest acquisition is this H&F wall clock. According to research, Hotchkiss took on Field in 1839 or so. Before I get into the wood movement, can it be confirmed that this is the original or similar movement? This is my first movement like this. Is there a basic guide on how to deal with these...
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    Ingraham Oriole Pendulum/leader assembly

    Hi guys Im working over this Ingraham Oriole movement. Looks to be a conventional T&S and after doing the usual bushings/etc Its all back together and Im not sure if this is right. The pendulum leader pivots on the fixed metal spring thru its hook, so in effect there are 2 pivot points. See...
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    hamilton boulton

    Hi Im sure this is easy for someone whos had one apart, but since I'm new to watches (not so new to clocks) Id rather ask before damaging something. Question is how to remove the back. The entire movement pops out from the crystal, then there is what looks like a thin plate under the face, then...
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    jc brown clock ID

    hi need help with ID of this. Its a J C Brown, bristol CN, measures about 31+ inches tall. Im looking at getting it running for a family member, hasnt run in years. 8 or 30 hour movement? Missing pendulum bob and key. Key is no problem, but what would the appropriate weight be for the bob...
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    westclox style 8

    Hi Guys I have this alarm clock to work on as part of my self teaching education.. this is the first clock/movement ive dealt with that has a balance wheel. Its fairly clean, no worn out bushings/etc. but it wanted to run kind of randomly. Ive removed the mainspring, doesnt seem to be any...
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    Sessions ID

    Hi guys I picked up this sessions for practice, came in with a missing back door and pendulum. Does anyone know the model? Id like to find (if I get real lucky) an orig case w door. ( I know the hammer for the gong is backward, and on the wrong side.not sure why someone twisted it around)
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    lever pivot polishing

    As I gain more experience in clock repair, I now find it necessary to restore the pivots on the levers of a clock. Specifically a sessions mantel clock, t&s movement. Im comfortable now with rebushing and polishing the wheel pivots with the lathe but how does one restore the lever pivots? If...
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    repivot question

    Hi Guys I had posted this originally in the electric horology forum, but I think it is a question better answered here... This is a ST electric, 2 chime springs, wound automatically by the motor. I was going to rebush this hole until I took it apart and found the pivot about half worn thru. I...
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    American st electric motor question

    Hi Guys I have a ST electric that has 2 self winding arbors, model b 1700 see pic. It seemed to run a tad slow, maybe a few min over couple days. So, took out the movement for a closer look, and was checking the motor when I gave a slight tug on the shaft and the flywheel came right off! that...
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    sessions mantle pendulum rod and bob

    Hi I got this guy cheap for practice.. missing rod and bob, minute hand and back door. The hand and door I can figure out but what is the correct type and length for the rod? and what size/weight for the bob? and anyone want to take a stab at what model/year this is, no ID marks anywhere
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    plymouth clock overhaul

    My next and 5th movement to go through is this plymouth 8 day mantle clock. It strikes on the 1/4 hour, has 2 strike hammers and rods. I (of course) didnt pay attention to the finer points about lining up wheels to get proper synchronization. What is the correct orientation of the star wheel...
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    mainspring problem

    Hi Im new to the forum, so far I like all the advice and insight that I see. Im new to clock repair so I have a lot to learn. I have taken on the task of keeping my personal clocks running after being somewhat disappointed with a few that I sent to a local repair shop. And done a few for friends...

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