Alarm woodworks movement

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  1. klokwiz

    klokwiz Registered User
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    Hi, I know this is probably a very vague question, but I am looking at a clock case which has been converted to quartz. it has an old wood dial which has three holes, one slighlty below and the others slightly offset. It also has a brass alarm setting dial around hands arbors. I'm assuming it is a woodworks who's movement has long since dissapeared. I know photos and maker name will be helpful but don't have it yet.

    How likely is it i will be able to find an old alarm woodworks to restore clock?

    Joe.
     
  2. Troy Livingston

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    Joe,

    Alarm movements do appear regularly, although typically with the alarm parts missing. Some types are relatively common with examples appearing on popular auction sites several times a year, others are quite rare. From your description it sounds like you need a groaner alarm movement. These are not too hard to find.

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  3. klokwiz

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    Troy,

    Thanks for your advice. I hate to see a fine clock go. I will see what i can do to save it.

    Joe.
     
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    Joe,

    When you get a chance post some pictures of the case and a nice clear shot of the dial with a ruler for reference. If I can't identify and provide a picture of what to look for then I expect someone on the list will be able to help. I have a soft spot for alarm movements, (no doubt because I hate the one that wakes me every morning) and have picked up a few of the types over the years.
    We all have cases needing a specific movement, welcome to the club.

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