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    HELP. Bezel Repair

    As far as I can tell, the glass is sandwiched between the two rings.
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    HELP. Bezel Repair

    Attached pics. One shows assembled. Solder joints are on each piece.
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    HELP. Bezel Repair

    A friend asked me to repair his clock. I am a hobbiest and can do most mechanical repairs. This clock’s bezel is apart. It is a typical glass between 2 pieces of brass hinged to the face pan. Face is paper. Solder joints are broken. Any hints on how to redo the solder joints without breaking...
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    Imperator Clock Mainsprings

    Thanks Shutterbug. JTD, I intend to put the clock together tomorrow. Will post pics. I am running the time train and it is running much better. I cleaned spring with 600 grit wet/dry and put in 3 bushings.
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    Imperator Clock Mainsprings

    Not why so many photos posted. Preview looked good
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    Imperator Clock Mainsprings

    The only identifier is Imperator. Cleaned the mainspring with 600 wet/dry, wiped down and lubed. Bushed 2nd wheel and back plate for wheel with hands. Movement now rotates better. Will run for 8 days.
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    Imperator Clock Mainsprings

    Bruce, I have not cleaned it to shiny metal. Am an amateur and did not know that was necessary. Seems the springs may be 100 years old. Do they wear out? The movement only has 43 cm stamped. The barrels are stamped inside with 43 on one and 17 on other. I do not see those numbers in any...
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    Imperator Clock Mainsprings

    Willie, I will take some pics tomorrow.
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    Imperator Clock Mainsprings

    Dick, I have bushed the second wheel pivot on the strike train. Have looked at the pivots on the time train and they do not looked excessively worn. I uncoiled the spring about 12” and it took a set. It did not go back to it’s original coil shape. That is what made me suspicious about the...
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    Imperator Clock Mainsprings

    I believe they are weak. The time train appears to be good. I have cleaned and oiled the works and the springs. With the pendulum set to the top of the adjustment, the clock starts losing time on the third day. The strike train may work for 8 days, but have not got that far.
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    Imperator Clock Mainsprings

    I am working on an Imperator clock and need to replace the main springs. These are in barrels with a 46 mm inside diameter. The springs are 45/64” wide x 0.021” thick x 64” long. I measured the length by wrapping a string continuously around the coils. It should be close. I have found springs...
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    Howard Miller grandfather chime timing-Help

    Thanks for the info. Long lobe provides a long warning. Not sure why, but all works as it should.
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    Refurbish Silver Dial

    Does anyone know who can refurbish the attached dial? I can repair the clock, but have not done dials.
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    Howard Miller grandfather chime timing-Help

    New65, I was wondering about the lobes on the star.
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    Howard Miller grandfather chime timing-Help

    I am working on this HM single chime grandfather clock and I do not understand the chime timing. It has three pointed lobes and one long lobe. The lobe before the long lobe lifts higher. For the hour? Then two shafts with cam lobes inside the plates. I should have documented better, but I...
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    Howard Miller Repair

    I meant I never seen wear on the Hermle levers
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    Howard Miller Repair

    Yes. That answers both questions. I took the lever off and it is not worn badly. I just have seen wear on the Hermle I have worked on. Thanks.
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    Howard Miller Repair

    I am an amateur clock person. I have repaired several Hermle triple chime clock successfully. A friend asked me to look at her Howard Miller clock that was made in the late 90’s. There are several pivot points that need bushings. Also the lever that rides the cam for the 1/4 hour chime has...
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    New to Pocket Watches - Magnification Question

    I have repaired striking clocks as a hobby for a while. Pocket watches intrigue me and I believe I would enjoy working on them. The parts are very small. I assume some additional magnification is necessary. Especially for tasks like oiling the balance jewels and pallets. I have seen stereo...

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