Unusual Urgos battery movement

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  1. Ron751

    Ron751 Registered User
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    I picked up this modern looking Urgos wall clock. (If anybody can date it I would be happy)

    The battery powered movement self winds & it is not like any self winders I have seen.
    I tried a few different 1.5V batts & nothing happed. That surprised me....
    I then carefully tried a standard 9v & after oiling & coaxing, I got it to run !!

    It cycles every 20 secs.
    The resistor reads 20 on my meter

    The battery holder suggests an odd shaped type - comment on that please....
    OR I will stay with the 9V unless somebody says NG.

    Any & all info on this clock & mvmnt would be most appreciated :-}

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  2. praezis

    praezis Registered User

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    Original battery is 4.5 V.
    You can replace by 3x1.5V AA battery holder.

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  3. Burkhard Rasch

    Burkhard Rasch Registered User
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    per the shape of the battery holder You Need a 4.5 flat battery (we call it a pocket lamp battery in Germany) ,obtainable from internet suppliers,or an "adapter", indeed a plastic box with contacts and three 1.5V cells in series.
    Burkhard
     

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