I recently purchased one of these clocks and have been struggling to get it working. I was fortunate in that nearly everything was there, including the wall mount, the tips and the cups. The only thing out of order was a jury-rigged fishing weight with a slotted piece of brass soldered to the bottom to replace the original disc pendulum. I will make a replacement based on the information found on this site, probably fender washers since the measurements provided for the original do not match my movement (the length is too long). The little solenoid is working properly, and I can get it it to swing and stay in beat for maybe one or two cycles. There after, the escape wheel fails to advance, and it slowly comes to a halt. I have partially disassembled the movement, and can see where someone has done some sort of pivot repair to the gear that engages the escapement wheel. I believe that in and of itself is most likely causing a bind. Before I disassemble any further I am hoping for some guidance and things to look out for. I do not intend to mess with the hairspring, if at all possible, and i am concerned about the two spring loaded pawls that drive the winding wheel. It looks as though the upper assembly can be lifted off to get at the repaired gear without too much effort. I would then send to Mr. Labounty for a proper repair. Here is the clock and pictures of the movement areas in question. The last pic shows the repaired gear, which can be seen with a white wad of () wrapped around the arbor above the gear. Thanks in advance.