Urgos deadbeat adjustment

Joe Somebody

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My first post! And a Big Thank You to all the fine folks here!
I started working on clocks last year in September after inheriting my father in law’s Waterbury kitchen clock. It was in tough shape, but after reading here, buying some tools and bushings, it was soon running like a champ! I always liked clocks and like to tinker, so a match made in heaven was in the offing!
Around 20 clocks later here I am...lol

I have a early 80’s Howard Miller GF with an Urgos movement. It has the deadbeat with autobeat. My problem was a rather anemic pendulum swing. Kept good time after a disassembly and some bushing work, but felt it could do better than a 2-1/2” swing. After reading through all the posts on the Urgos EW, I adjusted per instructions and Voila! A nice 3-1/4” swing and a noticeably louder “tick”.
 

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Welcome, Joe. Sounds like you’re doing great. Lots of repairers replace those Urgos movements with new ones. They can be rebuilt. This is a wonderful forum. I’ve learned so much here. Don’t wait to post again. Love to hear good news!
 

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Hi Joe, I would say that a lot of us had started this hobby in similar fashion. It seems to be never ending with learning and discovery opportunities which just builds interest!
 
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Joe Somebody

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Thanks for the encouragement! We all need that sometimes.
I have read a ton of posts on here and it has helped immensely.
You and bangster have really put up some great stuff!
Bangsters article on bushing by hand was helpful, I started out with just broaches and finally got a set of kwm reamers with speeds up the process 10 fold!
 

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I'm glad you got up enough nerve to dig into clocks, and to finally post here! I hope you'll continue both, and share your experiences!
 

Joe Somebody

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Not just nerve, might be a little balderdash involved. ;) Actually, I am an industrial maintenance guy, this mean jack of all trades, hopefully master of one. I have worked on a lot of equipment over the years and like to tinker, so this is right up my ally, just on a much smaller scale.
Thanks to all the good folks here who generously share such wealth of information it gives your fellow enthusiasts (me) the help to figure things out when you have a problem!
This forum has been an invaluable resource. Thanks to all who share here.
 
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