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  1. bcaclock

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    There is no beat adjustment screw on this movement. IT WOULD APPEAR THAT YOU MUST MOVE THE NYLON VERGE. How do you make micro adjustments by moving the verge? I've repaired many but never one like this. Mickey mouse:???:
     
  2. JTD

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    Could you post a photo please?

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  3. shutterbug

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    Yes, it might be an older model without the adjustable suspension.
    I'll move this over to the 400 day forum.
     
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    Depending on the design, the suspension may not (Probably doesn't) have any impact on the beat or regulation of the clock.
    Assuming it's a battery powered clock, there was only a period of a couple of years for a couple of makers where regulation was tied to the pendulum.
     
  5. bcaclock

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    It is a standard 400 day movement (not quartz) except no adjustment screw on the suspension spring top block hanger. The verge is nylon and is moveable on the shaft but how do I make micro adjustments as all 400 day movements need for beat setting? It is a Haller movement if that matters.
     
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    We really need a picture of the clock. I'm concerned that it may be the infamous "German Time Bomb". Don't do anything with it until we can make that determination.
     
  7. harold bain

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    Perhaps the whole "top block hanger" can be moved??
    This doesn't sound like a "German time bomb" type movement to me.
     
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    I hope this picture will upload. I knw it islousy but maybe it will lwork.
     
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    Can't you move the part that the top block is in to set the beat?
     
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    Interesting...another one of our members is from Mt. Pleasant, TX. What are the odds...in that small town?? Maybe he'll stop by the forum and offer some input or work out a local visit and help out. Nutjob

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    Hello

    It semes to be a normal Haller movement. I am sure.
    While writing this text, I am just looking at exactly such a movement.

    You can and You must move the top block, to set the beat!
    It will need a little power, maybe it has been turned never before.

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    That seems the easiest way. The pic shows the block inserted into the part that needs to be turned. Grasp it with fiber jawed pliers if you need a bit more persuasion to get it to turn.
     
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    You should be able to insert a small screwdriver into the slot of the saddle just above the top block to gain the leverage needed to turn the saddle on the rivet.
     
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    I agree with the previous posters. However you may want to inspect the "verge". If it moves too freely it may be cracked. I have been burned by a cracked nylon anchor on these S. Haller clocks. There are several suggestions in older threads on solutions to this problem. ( Looking closely at your picture I suspect a crack at the bottom of the plastic)
     
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    I see what you mean. It does look cracked at the bottom.
     
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