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New York NY Standard Watch Co. clock

flynnr2

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For reference, here’s mine recently brought back among the tic’ng
  • 120BPM
  • Mahogany case, missing the bits of trim on the bottom apron
  • Don’t have the original dial, stick, or pendulum
  • Original resistor is there, but wires snapped long ago by the looks of it
  • Wired in modern resistor to suppress arcing
  • 30-40 seconds between impulses, seemingly depending on the health of the batteries
  • Movement itself, crutch pin, toggle, etc. in reasonably rude health - just a cleaning required (& lots of fiddling & education to understand how it all worked together!)
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tbonjour

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Your clock looks like it is the same as the gallery clock I shared, a few comments back. 14" dial?
 

spxer

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Can anyone tell me the length of the original suspension spring for the seconds beat NYWC ? My clock is running very slow. I guessed the replacement sus spring was too long, so I turned out a 1/4" long spacer placed under the pend. With the adjustment all the way up and the spacer, it still runs slow. The spring that I have is 1-1/8" pin to pin.
 

tbonjour

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I don't have one to measure, but that seems about right for the suspension spring. If you have shortened things 1/4", I have to wonder it the escape wheel is advancing properly.
 
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spxer

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I am wondering the same thing. I have watched for a few minutes several times and I have not seen it miss a beat.
 

Jmeechie

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Mine 120 and 80 bpm range from 1/2 to 3/4“ max and the 3/4” I suspect is made up by a previous repairer. I agree with tbonjour it’s probably not advancing right before the rewind every once in a while! Are you level or plumb properly? I know that can cause havoc with keeping time on these.
 

tbonjour

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I am wondering the same thing. I have watched for a few minutes several times and I have not seen it miss a beat.
You might also want to take a look at the earlier comments in this thread about the rocker indexing used in the 60 bpm movement. Unlike the 80/120 bpm clocks, these index/advance on both the left and right pendulum swing.
 
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spxer

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I have manually moved the pendulum to see where the second hand advances and it is the same excursion on both sides. (left and right) In "beat", I suppose you could say. It has a large swing.
 

spxer

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Update.. I shortened the suspension spring by moving a pin. With that and the 1/4" spacer under the pend, the clock is keeping proper time. Clearly it needs a much shorter sus spring than is in it. Timesavers #42 looks to be a good candidate.
 

spxer

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What is the correct color for the seconds hand? I have seen pictures of black and red.
 

Jmeechie

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All the original seconds hands I’ve seen have been steel blue. Red seconds hands are usually more from electric (110 v) 1950’s on wall clocks.
Cheers,
James
 

spxer

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Thank you James. Blue/black it is then.
 
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