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    Basic clock questions

    Well, I really appreciate all of the community's help and patience :) You can delete post #45 in this thread. It was pretty much a double post.
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    Basic clock questions

    [edit: I realize that's also pretty much what shutterbug was just telling me in that most recent post, so I feel encouraged] Ok so I timed the beats. It was roughly .650 to .350 in that last video I posted. After bending the crutch to the high side I've got it closer to .550 to .450. I'm...
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    Basic clock questions

    I am not known for having a particularly light touch, and I am concerned that if I try to monkey around with it too much... I could do more harm than good.... But I'll take a look and see how daring I feel.
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    Basic clock questions

    Better? When I lifted one side it did sound better. When I lifted the other it just stopped running... lol Then I turned the crutch towards the side that sounded better when I lifted it. Also the pendulum / bob looks "straighter" now (more perpendicular to the edges of the case)
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    Basic clock questions

    Thank you, I'll work on it. Not sure if trolling... lol :)
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    Basic clock questions

    Thanks for the input everyone. Thought you might appreciate this close up: After figuring out that whole pendulum vs bob thing, I have the clock running almost on time. My last attempt at proper bob placement had the clock lose 5 minutes in the span of 24 hours. I'm just slowly raising the...
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    Basic clock questions

    My friend found this letter while going through his father's documents. It's good to know that I've only broken... most of these rules... I'm still having issues with my phone, so I won't be able to provide more photos until I buy a new phone.
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    Basic clock questions

    I slid the bob down shortly after my last post, then set the clock at the proper time. I'm happy to report that it's still on time (strikes about 30 seconds after my computer clock hits the top/bottom of the hour), and it's been consistent for the past 3 hours, so I think things are looking up...
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    Basic clock questions

    WAIT. I took the pendulum off the hook, and took a closer look... THE WHOLE THING moves/slides (up and down). So, yes, murphyfields was right. The bob was not sliding down even though the nut was far below the bob. I thought the metal rod (which I now assume is the pendulum) and the decorative...
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    Basic clock questions

    Alright, well this conversation will be difficult to carry on without pictures. Either I am still not comprehending what you are saying (very likely) or I don't have a bob (also possible), or the bob and the pendulum are one and the same (that doesn't sound right at all). I'll be sure to come...
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    Basic clock questions

    Looks like I won't be posting pictures for a while, my phone is really giving me a hard time. the answer is: I don't know. I think this is a vocabulary problem on my end. Based on murphyfields' comment I am now assuming that "the bob" is the name for the weight. I was assuming the nut itself...
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    Basic clock questions

    Oh. Then I'm probably missing the weight altogether.... :D That would explain a lot. My phone is acting up right now, but I'll post a picture to confirm ASAP.
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    Basic clock questions

    Update: I have the nut as low as it can go on the pendulum (any lower and it'd be off), and the clock still runs fast. It currently reads 8:05 (it's only 7:03). So it picked up a hour in the span of ... 24 hours? Are there possible easy solutions (like obtaining a heavier nut), or would this...
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    Basic clock questions

    That is good to know. I ran the minute hand clockwise past the bottom of the hour, but did not give the clock enough time to strike, and then kept going until the top of the hour. As you indicated that "reset" the clock to strike a number of times at the top of the hour, and then the lone one...
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    Basic clock questions

    Ok, at 3:30 it struck 4 times. In a sense it's progress (the striking mechanism is now only 30 minutes off instead of a full hour off). Any suggestions on how to make that bridge that 30 minute gap so the clock strikes the proper amount of times at the top and bottom of the hour?
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    Basic clock questions

    Thank you very much. I appreciate the help with the terminology. There was a little bit of room to wind the arbor at 8 (maybe a half a turn to a full turn). I did have to wind it in the opposite the motion as I used in the other arbor. I also stopped the pendulum, lowered the nut, and then set...
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    Basic clock questions

    Hi, everyone. A friend just gifted me an antique clock (used to belong to his father). I just wound it today and I was delighted to find that it still runs. I wound the clock using the hole (by the 4). Nothing at all moved when I put the key in the hole on the left (by 8), so I assume it's...
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    Looking for advice about getting a Chronoswiss Regulateur repaired in NYC

    Thanks, and yeah. Smart phones are dangerous :)
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    Looking for advice about getting a Chronoswiss Regulateur repaired in NYC

    Thanks for the info! And you can be sure I'll post pictures as soon as possible!
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    Looking for advice about getting a Chronoswiss Regulateur repaired in NYC

    I don't know. I don't recall that being brought up when they first opened the watch in front of me, but he did mention that without taking the watch completely apart, he wouldn't be able to give me a full estimate. I assume I should be relieved the main plate is not mentioned in the actual...

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