Daniel Dakota wall clock - Not bad but not the best
|Movement just taken out of the clock. made in China|
The movement is pretty dirty so it needs to be cleaned. Not this time though. Just take it all apart and put it back together.
|Disconnected spring from time gear|
|One plate taken off (sorry, a little blurry)|
|My work area|
Once I powered the spring down I clicked it back in place and rotated the barrel to properly engage the gear. It took me several tries to get the clock together having discovered in the process that a 2-train clock is not a good clock for my first dis-assembly and re-assembly.
However, I finally got it back together without bending any pivots and am now bench testing the clock. It has been running for about 6 hours. Everything is as tight as it should be. I also oiled it. I am not sure if I have the rack and snail working properly but I plan to take the clock apart again to properly clean it, after all it is all a learning experience and as I said, I got the clock for nothing.
Pretty pleased with myself. The next challenge? Trying to get my Dugena mantel clock to run.
UPDATE: the clock movement has been running for 7 days as of this date May 13th, is in beat and actually going through it's proper strikes on the hour and 1/2 hour. It looks like I put it together successfully. it will be taken apart again for a proper cleaning and servicing. According to those who have worked on "made in China" clocks, the movement, once repaired runs quite reliably afterwards.