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Borg 12V Borg Car Clock Repair

Dave T

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I've partially disassembled this clock, cleaned and oiled, but it is the same as when I started. If I help the balance wheel a little I get about 3 or 4 ticks out of it, no more. It wasn't very dirty when I first looked at it, and I see no reason why it should not run.
Now, I'm looking for ideas or someone who repairs these that I can send it to.
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I've partially disassembled this clock, cleaned and oiled, but it is the same as when I started. If I help the balance wheel a little I get about 3 or 4 ticks out of it, no more. It wasn't very dirty when I first looked at it, and I see no reason why it should not run.
Now, I'm looking for ideas or someone who repairs these that I can send it to.
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Borg clocks are self winding. Usually, there's a contact attached to one side of the mainspring. When the spring winds down, it makes contact with an arm, which energizes a coil. The coil pulls down on the arm, pushing the spring back to the wound position. The problem is likely on the electrical side of the movement.
 

Dave T

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Borg clocks are self winding. Usually, there's a contact attached to one side of the mainspring. When the spring winds down, it makes contact with an arm, which energizes a coil. The coil pulls down on the arm, pushing the spring back to the wound position. The problem is likely on the electrical side of the movement.
Thanks, You are correct.
I sent this clock off for repair and was advised that it had a bad coil. The coil was replaced, repaired, and returned. And now working like new again!

What baffled me was I understand how the clock winds, but even after winding manually, (by pulling down the arm) I couldn't get the clock to run. Not sure what the answer was to that question.
 
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