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I knew nothing, apart from the obvious, about clocks but have recently inherited a longcase. It didn't work after I moved it to my house, apart from a continuous striking of the bell. After scouring t'Internet, YouTube and observing very closely the chain, wheels, pins and levers I got the clock working but not striking. After a bit more play and fiddling it started to strike although I'm not sure how!

Can I ask what you guys use for a time datum? I sometimes listen to radio 4,so compare the hourly pips with the striking of my clock. It seems a bit variable which I hope, is the pips. What do you use?

Also, when my clock strikes which one should be the actual time, the first strike or last one? Thanks for your help.

 

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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

I may be wrong, but I suspect your longcase clock is probably horologically the equivalent of measuring with a wooden ruler versus a micrometer. You may be looking for a degree of accuracy that is unachievable. As I type this my computer tells me it is 11:59:24, the bracket clock on the wall tells me its almost midday.

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Welcome to the Forum... Like Roger here above, I use a radio controlled timepiece (in my case, an alarm clock) to set clocks and watches by. Lazy old me though because, when downstairs where there are no such timepieces, I tend to use the digital clock on the BBC News Channel to set my watch.:)

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54 minutes ago, Always"watching" said:

I use a radio controlled timepiece (in my case, an alarm clock) to set clocks and watches by.

 Same here,. I usually set my watches using the RC alarm clock on the bedside table, but if I’m downstairs I will use time.is on my iPad.

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Thanks for that link Wrench. That clock agrees with the clock on my smartphone so ill use that.

I have a garage full of bikes, can be difficult to get rid of , most have Campagnolo kit but i don't think i have anything too special, although it is special to me.

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