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Intermittent Strike

ticktock

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Had a call today. This person has an Ansonia 8 day Time and Strike and after a day being fully wound it will quit striking until he takes the winding key and turns it slightly and then it will strike. It will then strike for a few hours and then stop again.

What does this sound like?

thanks.

tick
 

soaringjoy

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Seems it's loosing power somewhere.
Bushings, pivots, bent pinions, tight meshing, grime...
maybe even just a scraping fly.
Guess the whole train has to checked(?)
 

ticktock

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Yes!
Could be any of those things even a burr on a bushing.
Thanks.

tick
 

Dave B

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Could be a sticking mainspring, too. I believe moving the key slightly is the key to the problem. (All puns are strictly intentional.) :D
 

shutterbug

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Could be dirty, and just needs cleaning :)
 

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Yeah; Not really enuff info to make more definitive prognoses. When it does this - is it fully wound - partially wound - near the end of wind?
I'll bet you wouldn't even have to turn the key past the click.
 

Mike Phelan

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I'd start with a clean, if it hasn't been done in the last ten years or so.
Especially if it's a spring-driven one (is it?).
 

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