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Smith's clock

Paul Statham

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Hi can anybody help me get this winding key off it seems to have a type or tension washer at back i don't want to force it in case it breaks it seems to have a slight crack in it already. Thanks IMG_20210923_101840170.jpg IMG_20210923_101840013.jpg IMG_20210923_101727136.jpg
 

Simon Holt

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I've not encountered that exact same clock before, but similar types that I have seen are wound up anti-clockwise. Turning the key clockwise unscrews it from its arbor. Apologies if you've already tried that!

Simon
 

Paul Statham

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thanks Simon yes tried that but no luck i think it's that tension washer has something to do with it ,but i my be wrong it won't be the first time.
 

ChimeTime

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I agree, most come off by turning the reverse direction of winding.

Could be that the winding stem stays fitted in the rear cover. What happens when the 3rd knurled nut is taken off ?
 

shutterbug

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There does appear to be a tension clip behind it. I would think is comes off somehow.
 

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