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    2 Korean movements

    "The advise given by others is legit" "BTW, your clock does not "chime", it "strikes"." Bujumon, you are totally right on the second point: that that particular clock has a strike, not a chime. Sorry about that. On the other hand, with all due respect to "the pros", I have to explain that I...
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    2 Korean movements

    - I am aware that a long pendulum will slow down and vice versa for short pendulum; however, you have to realize that by lowering the weight, you are in reality increasing the total weight of the pendulum because the clock has to move the existing weight plus a longer [heavier] rod. I have built...
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    2 Korean movements

    In my clock collection, I have 2 clocks running with the same Korean movements. One clock is in a case approximately 21 inches high and the other one is in a case 38 inches high. The movements themselves are wound with 2 springs: clock and chime. The little clock is in a location where the chime...
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    Korean movement puzzle

    I have just obtained this wall clock with a Korean movement. It is a 2-spring movement with a pendulum. Even though the movement looked clean, I dipped it in the cleaning solution then in the rinsing solution. Afterwards, I dried it and put it back together. I did not take the movement apart as...
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    Synchronizing a watch

    Karlmansson, it is quartz. PWfanatik, in all my years in collecting watches, the best I ever got from a mfr was a user manual. Anytime you dare ask them something technical, they will always, always tell you to either ship the watch to them, if it still under warranty, or they will tell you to...
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    Synchronizing a watch

    I need help to sync the day dial and the date dial with the time. I have the impression that some watch repair store put this watch back together without paying attention to synchronizing the 3 dials. Here is exactly what happens when I try to adjust those 3 dials: - I pull the stem to the 3rd...
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    Adjusting day/date on analog watches

    Thanks for the correct name and proper description of the problem. I have done all sorts of things with movements but I slam the brakes when it comes to "playing" with the gears. I know my limits, especially after a stroke took away the vision in my left eye. Believe me, it is very hard when you...
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    Adjusting day/date on analog watches

    On some of my watches, you can easily feel the second and third settings and they are a real pleasure to use. What I am saying is that, after many, many times trying to get that second setting to adjust the time, and failing to get it, I have dropped a tiny drop of fine oil from the bottom...
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    Adjusting day/date on analog watches

    Oh yes, and that's when you can clearly see the difference between garbage and quality watches. The funny thing is that I have obtained watches from various sources and some of those watches were a real lost cause: hands that came off, movements that no longer work after replacing the battery...
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    Adjusting day/date on analog watches

    roughbarked, Sorry about my confusing description. The watches I am having trouble with are Chinese- or Japanese-made and have the 1st, 2nd and 3rd position which you described in your first line. I have had some success in solving my dilema in the past by using a very file oil on the gears...
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    Adjusting day/date on analog watches

    I have a fairly large collection of watches of different makes and brands. Some of the analog watches have a date or day/date display which is adjusted by pulling the crown out to the first of 2 positions. Most of these "2 step" watches are OK to adjust; however, on a few of them, the first...
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    Isn't this a Seth Thomas mantle clock?

    Thanks Harold, this movement is attached to the case front with screws, just like my Seth Thomas clock. I am puzzled by the markings on the back PLUS the "Germany" on the door. I was also wondering about the movement being a Hermle. I am attaching a picture of the complete movement hoping that...
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    Isn't this a Seth Thomas mantle clock?

    I just obtained this no-name clock which, by the looks of it, seems to be a Seth Thomas clock and I am trying to find an approximate date for it. As you can see in the pictures, the only markings are 12 CM and 196 on the back plate and Germany on the inside of the door. According to...
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    Help needed for Hermle 451-050 H/94 pendulum

    Dick, you are right as far as age is concerned; however, the spare movement I obtained is not worn out. I have tried moving all gears and none of them has any wobble or play. In my constant search for "nice" clocks, I have come across many that were just left there as "decoration" when they...
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    Help needed for Hermle 451-050 H/94 pendulum

    I have had a Hermle 451-050 H/94 movement running fine for approximately 5 years now. A couple of years ago, I found the exact same movement at a fantastic deal and purchased it as a spare. The only difference is that the first one has "81" stamped over the model number and the spare has "80" in...
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    Is pendulum too light?

    I took a closer look at that crutch and, unfortunately, after trying to make it into a ")", I had to bend it back the way it came. TimeMonster, you said that the V "is not how it would have been from the manufacture". I believe it did because, IMHO, the movement itself should have been designed...
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    Is pendulum too light?

    Tinker and TimeMonster, I am sorry to ask for more info as I do not want to bugger things up. The pendulum rod which is hanging on a spring is straight. It has a loop so it won't bang into the hands barrel. It has 1/4" clearance at the end of the swing to the left and is not hitting anything...
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    Is pendulum too light?

    TimeMonster, in picture 3, I was going to bend the brass crutch which looks like a ">" to make it look like a ")". I am not touching the suspension arm which is straight but loops around the hands barrel. Is that what you mean?
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    Is pendulum too light?

    Shimmystep, for the past 5 years or so, I have been using a surgery syringe with a long needle to put 1 drop in the pivot holes. I use 0-14 synthetic oil which seems to keep its lubrication for a few years. I lubed some movements in 2009 when I started this hobby and they are nicely ticking...
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    Is pendulum too light?

    Well folks, thank you for the encouragement to try a full fledged cleaning. After reading all your very helpful tips and comments, I was not going to wait for the next day to get whatever is needed. This is how I cleaned the movement [even if it is an unconventional way]: After taking numerous...
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