Borg 12V Borg Car Clock Repair

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  1. Dave T

    Dave T Registered User
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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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  2. mxfrank

    mxfrank Registered User

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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.
     
  3. Dave T

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    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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