junghans chime clock

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  1. itbme1987

    itbme1987 Registered User

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    I was wondering how hard are the junhans chime clock movements, the big kind found in bracket clocks that have the adjustment for the time and chime on the dial? I was in an antique store the other day and the owner asked me if i would work on one he has in the shop. My chime clock experience has been a couple of hermles. Thank you
     
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    al_taka Registered User

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    Before disassembly I would get as famillar as possible with its function and auto correct features which are different than Hermle's. Steve Conover's book on chiming clocks covers a couple of Junghans movements and helped me through a couple of the rough spots. Remember there are no spare parts availible as there are for hermles. Charge twice as much. Do to its age don't be surprised if you see many other repairs that you'll have to re-do.

    I had one of these that required the chime block be removed a special way before the movement gets removed. Look for a small hole in the bottom of the clock and feed through the longest chime rod about 2 inches. Then the chime block comes easily out the back.

    This is the type of movment that begs to be polished so it looks beautiful in the case. Charge extra for that.

    Good Luck
    Al
     
  3. Dave B

    Dave B Banned

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    I would heartily second all that Al said, and add, be careful about adjusting the chiming and strike hammers. On the ones I have worked on, the ratio of hammer length to tail length makes adjustment a little tricky, because the tails are so short, and so close to the pivot point. A very little change in the lift at the tail goes a long, long way at the hammer end.
     
  4. itbme1987

    itbme1987 Registered User

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    Thank you all for the input, i went and picked it up today, i also have connovers book on chime clocks and after looking at the movement it seems pretty straight forward. The movement is a B11
     

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