- Jul 22, 2017
Still working on my ST2, and have a question. From studying the diagram below, it look like when a deadbeat escapement is started from rest, the first swing of the pendulum should be to the left, so am I correct in assuming the “tick” should occur on the left swing? In trying to get it into beat, I have discovered that it is possible to reverse the ticks and tocks. I have a basic understanding of the principles, but when try to set the best, I cannot see what the escapement is doing, and have to rely on sound alone(which theoretically, should not be a problem). I struggled mightily with this for several days on my first attempt, and finally got it in beat, but I can’t remember if the tick was to the left or not. I know it was correct, because it ran for several days. I replaced a missing plate screw, and discovered 2 of the other 3 were loose, and I tightened those while I was at it, and that changed the geometry enough to stop it. I didn’t touch it for several days, deciding to wait for my crutch pin escutcheon to arrive from a backorder. Got it in yesterday, installed it, and I‘m hack to trying to set the beat. So….tick to the left and tock to the right? Thanks!