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I need some suggestions for where to send my clock. It finally stopped running after getting slower and slower and slo... for a couple of years. Finally stopped. Dead. I don't think it is a broken internal part. Any ideas?

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There are people in Hemming's that do clock repair and and at the same time several of them have the ability to substitute a quartz movement into your existing clock
 
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There are people in Hemming's that do clock repair and and at the same time several of them have the ability to substitute a quartz movement into your existing clock
Thanks, Bert. I will check. The quartz movement sounds like a good idea.

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There are several places that do this, North Hollywood Speedometer and Palo Alto Speedometer are probably the two best known, call for a quote.
 

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Check that it isn't just the simple internal fuse
Mark, would the failure of the internal fuse cause the clock to slow down gradually. A year ago it would stop. I would turn the hands a half dozen times, moving the time from 12 to six o'clock. Six spins. It would run for quite a while. Then gradually in spite of six or more spins it will stop sooner. Then it stopped for good no matter how many times I spun the hands. Your thoughts?
 

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Mark, would the failure of the internal fuse cause the clock to slow down gradually. A year ago it would stop. I would turn the hands a half dozen times, moving the time from 12 to six o'clock. Six spins. It would run for quite a while. Then gradually in spite of six or more spins it will stop sooner. Then it stopped for good no matter how many times I spun the hands. Your thoughts?
Not an expert, but I wouldn't think so
The fuse would be on or off
Again, I don't know much about these, but there is an electrical contact for each cycle that you could try cleaning
I am just suggesting a couple simple things to try before sending it to a pro
 

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The "fuse" is actually a fuseable link made of low temp solder. As Mark said, if it fails the clock will not auto-wind. If it is running but slowing the link must be OK but the mechanism is probably gummed up. A friend who collects antique wall clocks recommended using BMW M specific 5-60 synthetic oil to lubricate my clock, after a thorough cleaning. Once I adjusted it on the bench it has worked great for five years, losing about five minutes a day. Good enough for me.
 

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The "fuse" is actually a fuseable link made of low temp solder. As Mark said, if it fails the clock will not auto-wind. If it is running but slowing the link must be OK but the mechanism is probably gummed up. A friend who collects antique wall clocks recommended using BMW M specific 5-60 synthetic oil to lubricate my clock, after a thorough cleaning. Once I adjusted it on the bench it has worked great for five years, losing about five minutes a day. Good enough for me.
The "fuse" is actually a fuseable link made of low temp solder. As Mark said, if it fails the clock will not auto-wind. If it is running but slowing the link must be OK but the mechanism is probably gummed up. A friend who collects antique wall clocks recommended using BMW M specific 5-60 synthetic oil to lubricate my clock, after a thorough cleaning. Once I adjusted it on the bench it has worked great for five years, losing about five minutes a day. Good enough for me.
bimbill, if I had the talent of my buddy who removed the clock I would attempt what you suggest. I am all thumbs, well middle-digits probably describes me better, so I will probably send it to North Hollywood, especially after reading the reviews.
 

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Marcos and I would both recommend not using Seattle Speedo. They ended up being very unreliable. Took weeks for them to send out the clock, and even sent Marcos the wrong item initially.
 

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More detail later. I am still attempting to be made whole...
 
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Thanks for the warning. Hollywood's turn around time is counted in days. On one hand.
Meant to say made whole. I do have a working clock in hand. It ticks anyway....
 

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What is a "multi gauge backdate" ? Sounds like turning back your odometer, though I suspect that isn't what you mean.
Haha! It's backing dating the LOOK of a set of Porsche 911 gauges. People will do 10k RSR tach backdates etc. I have a hotrod 911 that I took liberties with regarding the gauge font colors and the tach (10k now). I took them back to 356 colors...

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