How to Route Clock Signal

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Set your clock to the chosen location.

Check horizontality of good support. If necessary, put blocks under the feet of the clock or the furniture in the help of a level.

Without its pendulum, it must fight alone after ascent. If this was not the case, loosen the two screws at the back of the movement and slightly turn the front of the movement until it fight mechanics.

Never use a larger key the square axis winding your clock, you may round off the pin and chipping enamel dial. If the clock stops after a few moments, it is either that the pendulum is badly wedged, or that the needles or rub them on the face or on the glass … As appropriate, add shims or the side the other, to achieve a perfect regularity of the oscillation and the ticking or straighten needles. The ticking and the oscillations of the pendulum must be regular and even value.

You can now install your balance by moving the rod in the range and then setting the hook in the slot.

Now run once hand your balance and hear the beating of your quartz wall clock, which must be very regular.

Narrow this regularity one last time, always with slight rotations of the front. When finished, lock the two screws at the back of the movement.

Setting The Ringer

If your clock is so equipped, you set the ringer hour and half hour.

Make advance the minute hand until the next bell and let it ring. If the ring matches the specified time, you have nothing to adjust.

Otherwise, give the time indicated with the hour rung by moving the hour hand to the hour sounded. If your clock rings half instead of hours, quickly advance the minute hand to the next hour during the ringing of the hours.

Setting The Time

To reset the time after stopping the clock, turn the hour, always in a clockwise direction, half-hour by half an hour letting the clock strike between.

Setting Advance / Retard

If your clock is slow, you have to raise the weight of the pendulum.

If it moves, make him down.

For wire moves, act on the knob on the left of the balance hook.

By design, an offset of up to one to three minutes per day is normal because your movement is sensitive to temperature differences and even moisture to the wire moves.

Preferably, move your motion on the same day each week.

On some clocks, there Brocot the suspension.

Using a similar key to those used up pocket watches, turn the square early / late situated above the XII of the dial, so that the cursor is in the middle of its stroke.

Using the traditional method, that is to say by changing the effective length of the balance, bring the clock setting in the vicinity of one to two minutes per day. Then using the square early / late, varying the cursor position to complete the setting.

Turn the key clockwise and anti-clockwise for the delay. In general, the operator turns the square in the right direction, but at random and without any guide and the clock ahead too, and we must go back and then forward again…

The numbers and letters… Often on the dial of the clock, each square on the side of the lead / lag, there are the R / A, meaning that if the square is turned in the direction of the A pendulum will move forward and back in the direction of R for the delay.

If under this same square, there are two digits (both figures are often below the figure VI of the dial).

When the RA square is turned in one direction or the other, the counter spring by jumping a cursor control the road tooth chirps (one click).

The number indicated on the dial shows the number of clicks to perform to vary the setting of the clock one minute per day.

Example: The pendulum advance than 5 minutes in 15 days, therefore, a third of a minute per day. If this number is indicated on the dial 18, it will pass 18/3 = 6 clicks to fix. If the error is 2 minutes per day will require 2 x 18 = 36 clicks to fix.