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    Hello everyone. Well I’m a total novice at clock repair and I’m taking Bob Tasciones clock repair course. However I’m not very far along yet. I bought a cheap clock to practice on and was told it runs. Perfect! the problem is I wound it up and the pendulum swings for about a half minute or less and then stops. I’m so new at this I really don’t know where to start. I was hoping that someone could at least point me in the right direction. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Gordon Grant.

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    Hey Gordon,

    Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of that wibbly wobbly thing called time, and the reparation of the little devices that measure it 😆

    I’m a pocket watch guy but in my infinite wisdom I decided to try clocks which are a lot different, so, even though I can only welcome you, I’ll be watching the responses with interest as I’m sure I will encounter this same issue.

    A helpful suggestion for the forum is… A photo tells a thousand tales, so whenever possible, please post pics of the item you’re having trouble with, and also because we like to see them 8-)
    Just yell out if you need a hand posting pix…

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    Hey Gordon, welcome to the forum, sounds like your already having some fun :D As for your clock, like Chris mentions, try and get up a photo, we all love that!!!! could be many different things going on but first I will ask if you can tell if it is in beat or not? Did you buy it locally? William

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