This is a new one for me. This elderly lady told me that she always moves the minute hand on her clock backwards, like when she has let the time run down. She has a 1980 Howard Miller with Hermle 451-050. She got upset when I was moving the hand forward, she thought I was going to mess up the chiming sequence. I had told her the last time i was at her home that it was best to only go forward. This time she had the book, that came with the clock, out to show me in it where it says only move the minute hand backward. I was surprised to see it written up that way and was wondering if that is a misprint, or am I learning a new lesson after 18 years. I'm ready to take my licks with a wet noodle!