Clock Workshop On the Go (For Herschede)

Salsagev

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Hi,

I know for some of you, anything that relates to clocks might be the last thing on your mind when on vacation. However, I am in Vegas for a month to chill out for the summer. Might as well fit in a clock restoration to make this trip semi productive, considering my huge hoard of clocks, since my summer will be pretty much over after this trip.

Anyways, I thought I share my setup for this clock restoration. I just have the necessary tools for this particular clock. I have a screwdriver kit, some busing assortment and reamer set, smooth broaches, let down key, tweezers, oil kit, and pliers.
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I bought this particular Herschede because it needed some movement work. Nothing too labor intensive, a simple cleaning or some polishing up. This Herschede mantle clock is very early (2048 serial number) and missing the minute hand.

Of course not a full workshop to any standards, I will need to figure out how to deal with the mainsprings, and this is just a fun project for the month. Again, I have a month to work on this clock. That makes a less stressful situation on pressure from other clocks and allows me to do a delicate job!

I will post more updates in the future!
Any information, complaints, questions on the particular clock or setup are highly appreciated.
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Looks like an early Herschede T&S movement, built similar in the style of a French T&S Pendule de Paris movement. High quality, and the pivots are much less prone to break since they're a bit larger in diameter compared to the PdP movements. Otherwise, a nice clock that should be easy and relatively trouble free to service.
 
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Yup! Vaccinated! No reason to be scared about it!

Vegas is full of fun. You have to absorb it yourself, I cannot describe it.

A photo with a glare.

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Yikes, Calvin! That almost looks like the infamous Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino...almost. Be safe.
Will do.

The shooter was infamous but there is nothing much we can do about that.

That was the opposite side of the strip btw.
 

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Well, we could. Other countries don't seem to have many mass shootings but that's getting way too far afield. I know next to nothing about the strip. Went to Albuquerque and play in a Native American Casino once. Had some fun and won more than I lost. There are Casinos all over the Country I suppose.
 

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The only way is to teach. Preventative measures will make things worse.

Come to Vegas and have fun! Some local casino may have a decent buffet but never the same excitement.
 

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OK Sal,

The 'elephant in the room" question ... Why th heck would you take a clock repair job to Vegas? :)


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Because for the month we are here, not every second will be located at the strip on foot, and possibly parents who may not wake up till PM. And it’s fun.
 

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Vegas is so cheap compared to a trip to the Bahamas and other tourist places if you think about it.
 

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I think repairing a clock is a better investment of your time than gambling anyway. Safer too :D
 

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Less about the gambling and more about the atmosphere!
 

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I've seen that the presence of a lot of money changing hands does create an atmosphere. Hard to explain it. There's an atmosphere around wealthy people. With my Amazon purchases, I suppose that I helped make Jeff Bozo an astronut when he escaped the Earth's atmosphere. (Sorry, couldn't resist).

You must plan on being there for a while since you're taking a mobile shop with you Calvin. The closest I've come to having a mobile shop is my tool box which I take with me on Tall Case house calls. Other than that, while I enjoy clock work, I think I'll leave my shop in our basement. I do sign into the NAWCC's forums while on vacation though. Have fun. :Party:
 
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If you need something you didn't bring, it's not to far over to Timesavers in Scottsdale. Put yourself on Angie's List and do a few service calls along the way. Might as well get the full experience. Ha Willie X
 

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