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Bulova 1976 Anniversary Clock

dinhaig

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I received a 1976 Bulova Anniversary Clock from my niece that was given to my parents. The clock is battery operated and when I put battery in keeps perfect time. However, the pendulum with 4 globes does not turn. There are no numbers on the back of the clock, just the word Germany. Bulova directed me to this forum. Any ideas as to how to get the pendulum to turn.
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Willie X

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Many have died from corrosion. If the Bulova people (New York) can't help you find a repairer, you may just have to let that one go ... :( Willie X
 

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Can we see the back of the movement? Usually the pendulum is turned mechanically while the time is quartz controlled.
I'll move this to the 400 day forum for more input.
 

Ken M

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I get a kick out of how these battery clocks make an attempt to mimic a mechanical clock. This one is fascinating.
 

Burkhard Rasch

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Would the Op please post some pics of the clock´s back? I´m pretty sure Bulova didn´t produce that clock but bought it from a contemporary german manufacturer , e.g. Kern , KundO or Hermle.These firms used different concepts of how to get the balls turning so any advice depends on the method employed in that clock. It looks as if Your clock contains a Hermle movement , the chances are good to get it repaired.
And : wellcome to this message board, dinhaig!
Burkhard
 

clksmyhobby

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Hello dinhaig,
I have one of those, operated by Hermle 967 type movement. From your photo, it looks to have a broken suspension spring, just like mine at purchase. Open the back to verify Hermle type quartz movement. Spring should be available from Timesavers or other clock parts store.

Best regards,
Mike
 

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