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Haller Quartz "400 day" desk clock

Regalansonia

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I have in for repair a desk clock made by Haller, with quartz movement, that is currently dead in the water (even with new battery). Im hoping someone has a new or slightly used movement to replace the one in this case, since Ive had no luck in finding one from any other source (clock supply houses, Horolovar, ebay, etc). Pic is of back of movement.
 

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Burkhard Rasch

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OK ,this is a hard one;Haller never was famous for being a high quality maker,and this is a cheapy so it will be difficult.What I can see is the independent pendulum drive.It seems ok per vision,but one never knows.Take care of that hairspring when fiddeling with the pendulum,it is a return spring for the pendulum; if it gets distorted You won't find another one that fits.Does the pendulum swing? Often these clocks have a power supply problem,so check and clean all contact points from the battery compartment and contacts up to the last contact where the wireing enters the switchboard of the movement.Put a small drop of contact spray on each of these points,throw in a new battery and see what happens.If that doesn't make it go I´m at the end of my Latin.Good luck!
Burkhard
 
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Tinker Dwight

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If the pendulum doesn't work as well as the movement, it
is likely a contact issue.
The two are independent parts of the clock. The pendulum
is just for looks and uses an ATO type transistor drive.
It uses a larger sense coil and a silicon transistor that
is more robust than the older germanium transistors.
Tinker Dwight
 

Regalansonia

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Thanks to both of you for your answers. Since nothing happens with the suggestions made, I think this clock needs a priest to give it the last rites. Not a bad looking clock and too bad it has but one life 😞 Al Stevenson
 

harold bain

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I often find these clocks abandoned at our local thrift shop, and, if the price is right, buy them just for the globe, if it is glass. I've found little can be done to fix them once they quit, little if any quality to work with.
 

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