Clock Looking for A Replacement Mechanism for This OGEE Clock

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  1. tomtomsjc

    tomtomsjc Registered User

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    I have taken this clock to several repair shops but no one can fix it. The spring snapped. I am hoping to find a replacement 8 day mechanism for this 8 day Seth Thomas OGEE Clock.....Thank you

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  2. Jim_Miller

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    I guess I'd like to know what is meant by " the spring has snapped". It is a common repair to replace broken springs. Are you capable ( no offense) to take off the hands and dial so we can see the movement?
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  3. tomtomsjc

    tomtomsjc Registered User

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    Yes, I will open it up later when I get home
     
  4. Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Registered User
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    Clocks can be repaired, did someone tell you that a spring cannot be replaced?
     
  5. tomtomsjc

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  6. tomtomsjc

    tomtomsjc Registered User

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    I posted some pictures. 3 clock repair people told me the mechanism cannot be repaired. It is an 8 day clock
     
  7. Jim_Miller

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    Other than a couple of spots using solder as a fix, I can’t see where the problem might be. Where are you located? Is it possible you can contact a local chapter for help?
     
  8. bruce linde

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    did they say it couldn't be fixed? or that fixing it would be cost-prohibitive? i see nothing out of the ordinary. otoh, a replacement movement is also going to have issues that will need to be dealt with.
     
  9. tomtomsjc

    tomtomsjc Registered User

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    I have been told both too much time and cost prohibitive. I live in Mission Viejo California. I am determined to find someone that will fix it.
     
  10. senhalls

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    It has already had bushing work done. It looks like an easy overhaul. I do not see a broken spring. Nice clock. Pursue the repairs.
     
  11. Dick C

    Dick C Registered User

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    Started a conversation with you....possible solution.
     
  12. Kevin W.

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    Sounds like these clock places dont need any work, i dont see any big issues that would make someone not want to repair it.I would try to get in touch with someone through a NAWCC chapter for repair help.
     

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