- Jan 8, 2009
Yes, your clock is trying to tell you something, but what? One cannot be sure just what your clock needs to return it to proper running order without knowing something about its history and when it was last serviced and what was done to it. It is dangerous (and costly) to assume that every part of a clock is worn out just because it is approaching 100 years old. I agree, "Your clock is showing classic signs of low power", that's most likely the reason it will only run 6 days when it should run closer to 10 days if it were in excellent health. Bad mainsprings are seldom the cause of low power, but friction is. The three most common causes of friction are;My Sessions Revere banjo clock is an 8-day clock. But lately I have had to wind it on the 6th day.
Is there a reason for this?
No more damage will be done if wait as long as you do not run the clock while you wait. It should be obvious that running a dirty clock without oil (if it will run) will cause accelerated wear. Perhaps the biggest danger is that a worn click or click spring might “let go” causing pain and bloodshed to for the person winding the clock.……..Will any more damage occur to the clock if I wait to do a thorough repair as described above?