Waterbury Mantle Clock

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  1. Tia N

    Tia N New Member

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    I recentley bought this Waterbury mantle clock at an antique store just because Ive always wanted one. I have a couple questions. First, how can I tell how old it is? There is a black tag on the bottom that says Chime Clock no. 907. Secondly, how do I adjust the time. It is running about 6 minutes slow. There is a small S and F dial but I dont have the key that fits it just the bigger size. This is my first clock so Im a beginner. It chimes ever 15 minutes and I absolutely LOVE it! Just unsure how to care for it and keep it in working order. Thank you so much for any feedback.

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  2. Time After Time

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    Your clock is from around 1925. Is there a clock repair shop around? If so, they could sell you a proper key. It might be a good idea to find a good clock repair shop. The clock will eventually need maintenance. If there is no shop nearby, you could size the key and look to eBay for the right double-ended key. See: https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?98056-Winding-Key-Sizes. Turning towards "F" makes the clock run faster. "S" makes it run slower of course. Good luck and enjoy.
     
  3. Tia N

    Tia N New Member

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    Thank you so much for your responce. I'm just over the top about the clock. It may not be a great find but it is to me.
     
  4. Kevin W.

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    Nice find Tia, the older clocks are nicer than the newer chime clocks.o:)
     
  5. Tia N

    Tia N New Member

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    Thank you Kevin , I wasn't sure what I was buying more of an impulse because I loved how it looked.
     
  6. Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Registered User
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    You did well on your impulse Tia, i know i would likely buy it as well. I hope it will run well for you and you get a key also for it.
     
  7. Tony10Clocks

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    Nice find Tia, love the hands and the dial is in good condition, normally clocks of this age have some of their numbers disappearing
     

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