Looking at the leader and crutch, it looks like you could use a slightly longer
If you don't have enough adjustment with the nut at the bottom, you can try
a longer suspension spring. It is not 1 for 1. Longer than you'd think is better,
so long as the crutch pin doesn't touch...
The one famous issue with these is the missing washers on the
spring barrel plate.
Some of the newer ones shouldn't need them so make sure that
the plates are parallel.
It is even possible that someone put washers on one that isn't suppose
to have them.
If your time measurement is accurate, the pendulum would need to be
1.78 times longer.
I find that unlikely. I assume your measurement is from the bob to about
the center of the suspension spring.
There may be issues with the escapement wheel skipping teeth from damage
The movement is...
If the movement has plated pivots, it is generally
recommended to replace the movement.
Once the plating has begins to fail, there is no
economical method of repair.
Not saying it can't be done, just that it can cost
more than the movement is worth.
The minute arbor also turns the star cam for the chime/strike.
The additional friction may be enough to make the clutch slip.
Make sure the lifting piece doesn't have excess friction.
When setting the time, there should be a noticeable force to
move the hands. Too little friction may be an issue...
I don't believe I've ever seen a two piece leader. It looks like an attempt
to make it longer that didn't work.
The pendulum is likely from another clock.
I see in the picture, it looks like the crutch pin is at the top of the
slot of the leader.
Your picture doesn't show the suspension spring...
I believe that the count lever should be adjusted such that there is only
a slight drop into the maintenance cam. It should have a small amount
of drop but only a small amount. This is controlled by how far the count
lever is held off the count wheel.
As you can see, you also need to adjust the...
There may be other problems but the end of the count lever must
go cleanly into the slot on the count wheel.
It looks to be off center in the picture.
If it touches, even a tiny bit, it will skip.
It also looks like there is a helper spring but it looks
to be unattached. The angle isn't good...
First thing to do is to mark the wheels location with a sharpie each
time it stops. I don't think it will show anything but you never know,
it might be a bur on a tooth.
What I think it is is the spring. Layers are sticking together.
Next time you wind, let it down one turn. See if that makes a...
Is this a 2 weight or 3 weight movement.
There are probably only about 5 places in the US that are qualified to
work on the two weight movements. I've only seen pictures of
the 2 weight but I've seen enough post on them to know
they are special to work on.
Even for a 3 weight movement, I'd want...
I expect someone might have used 50VAC to drive the coil without a rectifier.
The only issue I see with this is that without a peak switching circuit, the first
cycles current can be quite high. If it saturates the cores of the magnets,
it will cause a very high current to flow, doing...
I'm with John in that I find it unusual that it used an AC source to power the coil.
I suppose it would work but more likely to burn the contacts faster.
The alignment is off. It may be the the coils mount is upside down.
With the A shaped frame and the screw holes aligned to the frame,
As soon as possible, get the movement out of the case.
Hose it off.
Put in in a bucket of car anti-freeze.
Later on, one can then deal with the cleaning.
The case is another story. I don't think anit-freeze will
do much for the finish or the case.
These were war ships. Colors were no indication of being medical ships. If they
were, there'd have been a Red Cross painted clearly on them.
Such ships were the pride of the Germans. Many had relatives that served on
Being in beat is a function of the movement and not the
case or the bear scale.
When most of us repair clocks, we try to closely adjust the
beat of the movement to the level case.
In many cases, to move the beat scale would damage the
You can do what yo think it needs.
If there is a document describing what is the protocol, it can
be replaced with something like an arduino but without the
information it is almost impossible.
If the clock has a uP in it and the code is accessible in
an EPROM, one can figure out the protocol. Otherwise you are
out of luck...