Bulova D-cell Westminster Chime clock

Robert Gift

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Could not refuse for $3.99 at Goodwill.
Duracell MAR 2014 D-cell still moves the clock's adjustable balance wheel.
The other operates the motor sounding the chime rods B, A, G, D and tolling the hours as D-G-B chord.
(Still trying to upload pictures from cell phone.)

A chime battery leaked and ate through the battery's lower contact spring. I cleaned the spring and put it back in place.
Was ringing slowly. Now ringing fine on thew battery I just installed.
Wife will probably allow it in the garage or basement.
Set to her hometown in China, time. All of China is one time zone 12 hours ahead of EDT.

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Robert Gift

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That's a Junghans movement.
You can always leave the battery to the chime out, if SWMBO doesn't like the chime.
Thank you. (I missed photographing the Chime On/Off slide switch above the battery.)
At first I thought it had a light sensor to silence wheno light. I may have to make one and connect ito the battery circuit.
How does the balance wheel move the wheels?
 

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