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    Larry Orr
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    My name is Larry Orr. I’m 66 and live in Crestview FL.  Just got started with the ultra horology course, taking the Hermle course first and it’s really opened my eyes on the right way to disassemble and assemble these movements. My interest in timepieces started 30 years ago when I started collecting and repairing pocket watches.  When our cuckoo clocks stopped working, I disassembled, cleaned and repaired them.  I did the same to our German Grandfather clock.  Once friends, family and neighbors found out I liked to work on clocks they asked me to fix theirs.  Not always successful I found I enjoyed working on mechanical movements the best.  I also have done quartz movement replacement, anniversary clock repair and wristwatch repairs.  I’ve accumulated lots of watch and clock repair tools and continue to buy them or make them when I need a new one.  Looking forward to learning more….

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    drichards
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    Hi Larry, Careful or you just might end up with a full time business there!

    Just kidding of course! That’s what happened to me with watches many years ago.  I still do a lot of helping out whenever I can. It’s always a great feeling to get a timepiece going for an old friend or acquaintance. I too love working on all mechanical whenever possible. The fascination never ends.

    Welcome to the forum.  Looking forward to hearing more from you!

    All the best to you Larry,

    Dean

     

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    Dell
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    Welcome Larry

    I have retired now and I do a lot of torsion clocks ( 400 day ) because over here in the UK so called clockmakers will not touch them, anyway I have the ultra course I purchased it when I needed to make something for a clock as I had never used a lathe before and I must say it was very helpful and informative, I haven’t looked at it in a long time now but it’s there if I need it.

    enjoy Dell

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    Larry Orr
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    Dell,

    I recently acquired several 400 day and 1 Shatz 1000 day clocks.  I’ve been successful on 3 and they run quite well.  The others need parts.  I’ve tried to find replacements but haven’t had much luck.  Have you had any success finding parts for Schatz clocks particularly the 1000 day variety?  I need the main or first wheel.  I’ve tried several times to repair the original but haven’t as of yet.

    Thanks, Larry

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