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August 1, 2015 at 1:22 am #49640
A recent customer had brought a clock into the shop for a complete service. One of the issues was a worn out click on the time train winding arbor. What a great opportunity to share my process. In the video I will show how I went about making those parts and look forward to your input.
I cannot seem to find my reference material for the mechanics of a ratchet and click, except for what William O. Smith, Jr has written in his book, “Twenty-first Century Watchmaking” the joy of making parts with ease.
If you have any suggestions on reference material for this subject please post it.
Hope you enjoy, and have a good day….William
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BACK TO FORUM INDEX PAGE: http://clockrepairtips.com/forum/index.phpAugust 1, 2015 at 8:55 am #63054Bob TascioneModerator
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You’re really cranking out some GREAT material.
Thanks for everything!
BobAugust 1, 2015 at 7:13 pm #63055bernie weishaplParticipant
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Another great video William.August 2, 2015 at 8:57 am #63056ticktockshoppeParticipant
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Thank you William
Good work and fantastic machine shop.
IanAugust 3, 2015 at 6:42 am #63057
Hey guys, thank you, your kind responses are great motivators. After some bushings and a good cleaning the clock is now up and running… The owner can now wind it up safely and enjoy it for years to come. I am sure you guys have the same satisfaction that comes from being able to repair a families timepiece…..On to the next WilliamAugust 3, 2015 at 10:43 am #63058brianwParticipant
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Great video William. Keep up the good work….August 9, 2015 at 4:26 pm #63059
Thank you Brian….you tooNovember 12, 2016 at 6:42 pm #63060abalonajrParticipant
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Very interesting William, thank you. Iam just getting into clock repair and trying to learn everything I can. I have been doing small engine repair for 30 years, now my back won’t take it anymore so clock repair seems to be just the thing for me. I enjoy reading the forum. The tour of your shop was interesting too.
TonyNovember 17, 2016 at 6:46 am #63061
Hey Tony, Thank you, the shop has changed several times over 🙄June 19, 2017 at 5:01 am #63062rgmt79Participant
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It’s now almost 2 years since you posted this video William and I want you to know that it’s a great help to guys like me who are encountering this kind problem for the first time. I recently acquired a Japanese SEIKOSHA clock with a very similar problem. In my case, the shield had a small hole in it, allowing me access to the rivet without having to remove the shield. Rather than make a new click, I purchased a new one complete with attached click spring from a supply house. However, it came with a poor brass rivet with no shoulder, so I will follow your video and make a new steel rivet. Thanks again, Richard
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