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How about every few days? Or calling and saying “I thought you may have tried to call me and missed me” or “ I’m not in a hurry, just coming your way and wanted to check” or “ my phone has been acting up and I thought I may have missed your call”.Any clock from anyone with a history of calling every few weeks to check on the status.
That's why I have caller ID and voice mail (and a delete key).How about every few days? Or calling and saying “I thought you may have tried to call me and missed me” or “ I’m not in a hurry, just coming your way and wanted to check” or “ my phone has been acting up and I thought I may have missed your call”.
I remember looking at a ST clock and was puzzled because the dial along with the ST logo was made in germany. kinna messed up my love of ST, well that was until i picked up a #2, and that has to be one if the nicest running clocks i have. no, i have quite a few that run really well, and all different makes, but that one grew on me really fast.I definitely agree ... that movement is difficult to repair.
But the clock in question is not representative of the original (pre 1931) Seth Thomas Company products. That one was produced by the General Time Co. who purchased the right to use the S-T brand from about 1931 till about 1968.
The S-T #124, that I mentioned earlier, falls into approximately the same category.
My 2, Willie X
What about avoiding this by giving the customer a job number, advising about when approximately the job can be done and asking not to send the clock or parts of the clock prior to a notice that the job is now scheduled for next week? Has another advantage. Not so much stuff being stored away in your premises.Any clock from anyone with a history of calling every few weeks to check on the status.
Certainly a good candidate for avoidance. I have only had a couple of them, had to make a new escape wheel for one of them. Unpleasant work out for sure. I have seen maybe 25 or more empty Patti cases over the years. Must mean something.As for specific clocks on my will not service list, I'm considering adding the Welch, Spring & Company "Patti" movement clocks. These have the club-foot escapement (the impulse and locking faces are on the escape wheel teeth instead of the verge), four, mainsprings (two in each can wound in opposite directions with the ends clipped together), very fine pivots that are soft and will bend if you look at them, and an inherently problematic count wheel strike system. Other than the funky escapement and four mainsprings, these are typical time & strike movements. The problem is the club-foot escape wheels tend to wear and replacements are next to impossible find. Machining a new club-foot escape wheel is something that very few people can do - certainly not me. That's complicated by several changes in the shape of the club-foot tooth over the production years. Replacement springs are not available off the rack and have to be custom made. I always end up spending more time than anticipated and losing money, plus I can't promise the customer when he/she comes in that I will even be able to repair the clock without it costing a fortune to have special parts made.