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Seth Thomas

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I just purchased a very handsome Seth Thomas wall clock, but it doesnt work. It is battery ran German movement. Is this considered an electric clock like the early battery ran movements of wrist movements? When I put a battery in, it moves the dial in 5 minute jumps a second.
 

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Welcome to the message board.

I'm going to move this to the Electric Clock forum where it might get a better response.
 

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I just purchased a very handsome Seth Thomas wall clock, but it doesnt work. It is battery ran German movement. Is this considered an electric clock like the early battery ran movements of wrist movements? When I put a battery in, it moves the dial in 5 minute jumps a second.
WOW! SOME vitamins in that battery!
 

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I believe that your battery clock is one of the "atomic radio controlled" types and it is trying to set the hands according to the received data string transmitted from Ft. Collins in Colorado.

Set the clock in an upstairs windowsill oriented toward Colorado to maximize radio reception. When finally the circuits have synchronized the position of the hands with Standard Time, it will behave.

Look for a switch or control to set the time zone on the back of the clock.

Too, it may be an indication of a depleted dry cell. Try a new battery.