Clocks that actually work
#1
Does anybody have a console clock that actually works and keeps time. Mine stopped probably sometime around 1980 or earlier I've purchased two more at swap meets that supposedly worked but nope.
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#2
Two things I learnt the hard way:
1) NEVER EVER turn the hands without having the clock correctly connected to 12v (Dunno why BUT it cost me a perfectly good clock).
2) Only an accredited clockmaker or instrument tech can repair clocks! Guys in the Mall - don't waste your time and money. You get what you pay for.
                                   
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#3
I've owned my 73 since 1974 and the clock never kept accurate time. Quit working back in the 80's so I set the hands at 12 o'clock; at least it shows the correct time twice a day Biggrin
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#4
There are guys who fit quartz works to existing cases as well.
                                   
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                                    Good; Fast; Cheap.  Pick any two.
                                    The best mechanic you know holds the steering wheel when you drive  Thumbsup
                                     Current Rides:
                                     The Daughter's '70 Mach 1.  Nana
                                     My: 4 x E32; 2 x E38; X5 BMWs; 2 x BMW MINIs (R50 & R55);
                                     Daimler Sovereign(s)  S1 and X40 and a Rolls Royce Silver Spirit     Cool
                                     Parts car:  E38 Confused    
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#5
A good friend who sold clocks (and jewlery) for a living told me that display clocks should be set to 10 mins to 2 o'clock. It is suposed to look like a smile or happy wave. He should know, he made more $ than me!!
As a sort of related matter I am having the quartz works from a BMW clock professionally fitted to the case of my Daimler. It won't have the same hand movement as the original but it will function with the correct time.
                                   
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                                    Good; Fast; Cheap.  Pick any two.
                                    The best mechanic you know holds the steering wheel when you drive  Thumbsup
                                     Current Rides:
                                     The Daughter's '70 Mach 1.  Nana
                                     My: 4 x E32; 2 x E38; X5 BMWs; 2 x BMW MINIs (R50 & R55);
                                     Daimler Sovereign(s)  S1 and X40 and a Rolls Royce Silver Spirit     Cool
                                     Parts car:  E38 Confused    
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#6
(01-26-2015, 03:58 PM)Mach1FatherFigure Wrote: display clocks should be set to 10 mins to 2 o'clock. It is suposed to look like a smile or happy wave

Seems to me like it would look like it's hands are up in surrender. Biggrin
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