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Warmink/Wuba Mantel- How to set chimes?

Berkshire Vet

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I just acquired a beautiful Warmink/Wuba Mantel clock from a dealer in Germany in mint condition. It's a gorgeous device. It is running and keeping time accurately, but the chime (bells) ring 12 times at the top of every hour. They give a double-strike at half-past correctly too. The seller tells me there is no way to adjust this, but I have a hard time believing that.

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Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

--Cheers
BV
 

Dells

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Not that I will be any help with your problem but a very very nice clock, but there must be a way of resetting the strike I am sure someone will be along shortly that will know.
Dell
 

dickstorer

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Very Nice. But you will need to take a pic of the front of the movement. I feel quite sure that it can be made to strike right. What the seller meant to say is that HE did not know how to adjust it.
 

wow

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Sounds like the rack is dropping all the way at every hour. The snail may be out of position. Like Mike said, we must see photos of the front of the movement to see what is happening.
 

Willie X

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I think Mike & wow have already given you the answer just above.
Pretty sure that's an Urgos movement there, so I hope you didn't think it was an antique clock. Others can give you the history on the WUBA brand. It's kinda complicated ...
Save th WUBAs, Willie X
 

shutterbug

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It is possible that the rack flipped over during shipping and handling. Before you do anything, tip the clock upside down, then left side down and give it a shake. Then set it back up and give it a whirl. If that doesn't work, you'll have to pull the movement out of the case and post some pics of the front of it.
 
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