Your phone may have everything you need.
While modern phones can do some pretty decent macro photography out of the box with good light, the "Photo" app doesn't access the best capabilities of the camera.
To get MUCH closer to your subject, you need to activate the "Accessibility" function on...
Is there something like a hidden post in the following area that keeps the main screen from showing that all posts have been read?:
[Clock Repair, Restoration, & Design] / [Clock Repair Articles]
I'd just accept that, as a folder, it won't be subject to clearing its 'unread' flag using [FORUMS]...
It definitely didn't look like this in the auction listing.
The glass is an easy fix.
The coil covers are the worst I've ever seen.
Anybody have the coil winding specs for this one?
One real coil set and one dummy)
I'm working on a Sokol Montag bandstand or Louvre clock in the smaller size format that I've never seen before..
The movement is plate 1527 and the pendulum appears to be a #82.
I'm not sure those three companies all go together (JUF, Sokol Montag and Link).
Would anyone have any info on...
I’ve been looking to get one of these for quite a while, now. When I received the package, it was obvious something horrible had happened. Lots of rattling inside the big bubble wrap ball.
I expected to have nothing but a pile of glass and porcelain shards. To my surprise, the dome was intact...
Just picked-up a Rex Cole "Boots Boy" mystery clock with no motor or primary drive gears.
While I can readily handle sourcing/making the gears and gearbox, the actual motor is another matter.
I don't think I can retrofit this one with a current production motor like I have with a couple of...
The whole cloche costs $11.88 at my Walmart.
Fits great. It is just slightly less round on the top than the original dome.
UPC 37916933627 Gerson 93362 - 10.25" Battery Operated Micro LED Copper Base Clear Glass Cloche with Timer (93362) - The world's largest UPC database
The Mainstays (Walmart...
Both are running Chrome.
On one, I hover over the "FORUMS" header and the sub-menu appears allowing me to 'Mark Forums Read'.
On the other machine, I have to click on the "FORUMS" link to get the sub-menu.
Any ideas how to set the latter machine to operate like the former?
Not sure if it was you guys of me; But, in case it was the former, I just wanted to thank you for that. What a lifesaver to be available without having to navigate to the top of the page to mark everything at that level as read.
Got a fusee cone with a corkscrewed winding square.
It looks like it's been ground down one too many times and it seems the only real fix is to replace the whole arbor.
I got the old one out after guessing the wrong way on which direction to press it out.
The old arbor is octagonal and has a...
I've looked around and don't see anything about actually doing the pivot replacement on this one.
I haven't even removed the movement, yet and would like to assess whether I can tackle this one.
I have the hand and what's left of the pivot.
How does the wheel come apart in order to mount it in...
I like the Junghans ATO clocks with the magnetic rod and coil(s) and often search for them on various sale and auction sites.
In the results that are returned, the bulk are early quartz clocks that I don't see as being anything special commanding several hundred dollars.
Am I missing something...
Where would one go to see a certain patent in the French system from 1847?
Specifically, I'm trying to find Antoine Redier's original patent for the alarm clock.
The one which functions as a simple countdown timer with a maximum period of 12 hours.
'pour réveille matin'
Didn't want to threadjack the other thread running for Tiffany flutter.
I just got one that's fluttering, but I think it's due to a broken 'pin' on the lower part of the ratchet that interacts with the armature. Could someone post a pic of their clock so I can see how it's supposed to look and...
I did a repro ST2 ~a year back and used one of the unmarked rectangular movements Merritts had available at the time.
The clock ran... Okay, initially and was a runner for ~six months before it stopped after winding, one day. Now, I can only get it to run for between 1 and 3 days if the beat is...
A co-worker is retiring after 35 years and I wanted to restore a clock for her as a retirement gift from the team.
I have a lot of clocks in need of restoration and a lot of spare parts, so I asked my team to look at images for anniversary, torsion, 400-day clocks and send me pics of the ones...
Working on a clock for a fellow repairer.
Presented with a clock and no motor, I believe I have sourced a serviceable replacement, But it looks like it will probably require some machining on my part.
Here's what it looks like: