Seth Thomas wall clock Cat. 2310 (Mod. E477-009)

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  1. NECCnut

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    #1 NECCnut, May 11, 2010
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    Hey guys--I'm working on a clock for a friend. It has a battery operated movement with a platform escapement. I have gone through the movement and can't find any mechanical reason for it not to work, so I am suspecting something in the electronics. Now, this not a particularly interesting or valuable movement, I'm thinking of just replacing it with a modern, USA-made quartz movement of similar size and function. I believe I have selected the best course of action, but if there are any thoughts to the contrary, or help in getting this movement working, I would appreciate it. It isn't a particularly valuable clock, but the family is attached to it, so I would like to get it running for them again. A good quartz movement could possible last 10-20-30 years or so.

    It is a Seth Thomas "Golden Rule" Cat. 2310 (Mod. E477-009) Octagon wall clock.
     
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    Here's a picture of the movement for reference:
     

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    Any thoughts on restoring this clock to working condition? Ok to replace with modern quartz movement? Thanks.
     
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    A new movement is the best option for you with this clock. Quartz movements do wear out, and were not built with repairs in mind.
     
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    That's what I thought, too. It's just too tricky to troubleshoot the electronics and try to fix a transistor or something even though I have electronics experience. Looks like I got the wrong size movement from Norkro, but they've been great in the past and I will call them tomorrow to clear this up.

     
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    Ok, talked to Norkro today, and they will exchange the incorrect movement for one that will fit and run the hands that I already have. I think those guys are great!--Steve
     
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    #7 NECCnut, Jun 6, 2010
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    Norkro came through with the correct movement, and it's now installed and working and my customer is happy. The movement is a continuous sweep quartz and it looks really nice on this clock. Hands move more like the old clocks without a lot of stepping. Interesting that this clock must have come in both electronic and mechanical versions since the case (but not the dial) was pre-drilled for a winding arbor, and there is certainly enough room in the case for a pendulum.
     

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    I have the same Seth Thomas clock with a battery rewind pendulum movement. Golden Rule Calendar Cat. # 2504-A. It also has a winding arbor hole in the case. Mine has a nice porcelain dial. These must have been sold with a lot of different movements.
     

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