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    Info on Carl Werner Clock Please

    Thanks Tatyana and tracerjack for bringing it attention.
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    Info on Carl Werner Clock Please

    I have this clock which carries a logo with an inverted horseshoe with the letters CW inside. I believe it is by Carl Werner Uhrenfabrik. I would like to get an approximate date for the movement if possible. I have not seen a chime arrangement like this before and wonder whether it is common or...
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    Getting the tension right on centre wheel

    Thanks. I will remove the collet and install a stronger spring.
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    Getting the tension right on centre wheel

    "But I believe that the lantern pinion is staked to the wheel not to the arbor". That's right.
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    Getting the tension right on centre wheel

    Thanks. I'm talking about the lantern pinon. But I believe that the lantern pinion is staked to the wheel not to the arbor. Having thought about it some more I think the solution is to replace my replacement spring with something stronger. My thinking is that the friction required is between the...
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    Getting the tension right on centre wheel

    Thanks, but I guess I asked the wrong question. I know that there is not enough friction because the pinion is turning but the arbor is not. What I don't understand is how to change the amount of friction so that the pinion will turn the arbor under normal operation but will allow the arbor to...
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    Getting the tension right on centre wheel

    I have this HAC Alarm clock which has been keeping me busy with various faults. It is now ticking happily but the hands don't turn. I deduced that the centre wheel was turning but its arbor was not rotating. I think I understand the construction of the arbor and wheel but perhaps not. As I...
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    HAC Alarm design and terminology

    I have just acquired this HAC Alarm clock. Before I work on it I would like to understand what I have here. I haven't found images of a similar clock through internet searches. I thought this had a pin pallet escapement but on examination it appears to have an anchor escapement, but I haven't...
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    What do I have here?

    I have completed the servicing of this clock which now seems to be running well. The figures on the minutes dial could be brighter but I preferred not to interfere with them. The hour dial tends to interfere with the minutes dial and I have overcome that by failing to tighten the hour dial...
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    What do I have here?

    Thank you both Graham and Bernhard. I plucked up courage to take the hand lever approach as I was uncertain what was beneath the dial and was afraid of damaging something there. Now I have it all apart I can see that one gear wheel has 2 pinions. I haven't seen that before, but I am a novice.
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    What do I have here?

    Thanks. I'm now struggling to remove the barrel bridge and close to giving up for fear of breaking something. There is a square post for hand setting which seems to sit above the bridge. The post is threaded to receive a screw which retains the hand setting control. As I try to lift the bridge...
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    What do I have here?

    Thanks Enrico. That's great to know. Did you figure this out from the marks or from the layout?
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    What do I have here?

    I have now removed the balance and it is a lever escapement. Letting down the mainspring confirmed that the mainspring is much more powerful than usual. The bridge screws are very tight and there is some rust. I am moving cautiously as I don't want to shear any screws. There are a couple of...
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    What do I have here?

    The 1937 date is an inscription so the clock could date from earlier. I will service the mechanism and see whether that reveals anything.
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    What do I have here?

    I have been asked to see whether I can get a friend's clock working. It's a small desk clock with a digital dial. However it has a date of 1937 on the case and when I open it I find a pocket watch movement whilst the face claims an 8-day movement. I haven't found a maker's name yet but internet...
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    What am I missing?

    Thanks both. Being dumb I suppose. Of course I left the case with the friend because it needed some repair to the woodwork.
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    What am I missing?

    I have a friend's clock which has had an accident and was not known to work previously. It never-the-less seems to be intact except that the suspension spring is broken and I can't see a way of attaching a replacement suspension spring. I have not yet dismantled the clock which appears to have a...
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    Poljot Watch - identifying movement

    Thanks both for your help. I assumed the "Made in the USSR" came about because this watch was marketed in the West. The face also has "Soviet Union". I have gone ahead on the basis that it is a Poljot/Pobeda/Zim/Sportivnie 2608 and managed to source a mainspring from Bulgaria which seems to be...
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    Poljot Watch - identifying movement

    I have this Poljot watch with a broken mainspring. It turns out that the mainspring has a T-end and I am trying to find a replacement. I am finding it difficult to determine the model number. The broken spring appears to be 1.5mm high and .11mm thick in a 11.2mm barrel (external). Cousins don't...
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    Calendar works - Seiko 2107A

    Thanks very much. That's perfect. I had broken the spring on the Date Finger but now have a replacement date finger with spring attached so can complete the repair.

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