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Clock Looking for A Replacement Mechanism for This OGEE Clock

tomtomsjc

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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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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?
Jim
 

tomtomsjc

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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?
Jim
Yes, I will open it up later when I get home
 

Kevin W.

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Clocks can be repaired, did someone tell you that a spring cannot be replaced?
 

tomtomsjc

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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
 

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?
 

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.
 

tomtomsjc

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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.
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.
 

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.
 

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.