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Hi all, I thought I'd just post a hello.

I've just purchased my first clock and think I've got the bug now! Just have a question regarding Chime/silent dial

It is an 8 day bracket clock with fusee movement and westminster quarter strike with hour chime.

I turn  the chimes to silent in the evening but when I turn them back on in the morning sometimes it does a quarter strike? Sometimes it doesn't?

Just wanted to know is this down to when I turn the dial to silent after or before a strike, ive never done it whilst it's striking.

I've been trying to find this out but had no luck.

Many thanks.

 

 

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I have also encountered problems in the past with clock chime hours being out of synch, so I would be interested to have your query answered as well.:)

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This might have come across wrong.

It's in synch with the chimes. 

Yesterday after the clock did it's quarter chime at 9.45..a minute after at 9.46 I put the clock into silent so it would not chime through the night.

The next day I turned the dial from silent to chime at about 8.50am and it did a the westminster chime as if it was a quarter past.

It did it's normal chime on the hour and every quarter chime and hour is always fine.

Could I be catching the sequence just before the chimes engage and it stays in that state until I turn it from silent to chime in the morning and that's why I get this??

Hope that's a little better explained. Would be very greatful for and suggestions. 

 

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The clock would have a chime corrected feature. Which kicks in on the hour. By switching the Chime off, at random times, may upset the order. But the clock will correct itself on the following hour. It all depends when you switch it on and off. It will not harm the clock, but may seem a little odd that it chimes sometimes and not others. It can sometimes take a couple of 12 O' Clock, passes of the minute hand to reset the clock correctly. Hope this helps.

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1 hour ago, simon2 said:

The clock would have a chime corrected feature. Which kicks in on the hour. By switching the Chime off, at random times, may upset the order. But the clock will correct itself on the following hour. It all depends when you switch it on and off. It will not harm the clock, but may seem a little odd that it chimes sometimes and not others. It can sometimes take a couple of 12 O' Clock, passes of the minute hand to reset the clock correctly. Hope this helps.

Thank you.. as I'm new to clocks it's just a little strange and just worried I don't harm it..

I've just turned the dial to chime at 2.35 and it's just done a quarter past chime sound..it must be how it is. 

 

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It's done all the quarters and the hours fine.

Just find it odd that it strikes a quarter past the hour chime every time it's turned on to (chime) on the dial no matter what time it is. 

I'm not sure what manufacturer it is.

Do some movements on clocks do a quarter past chime to let you know the chime dial is turned back on? 

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Hmmmm.

It didn't do it this morning. I heard something engage (click) inside..this was at 8.51. Then it did it's normal strike at 9.00 and everything is ok.

I always hear a click about 10-5 min before the quarter strikes. I must be catching the mechanism on this when I turn to (silent) then it does it's strike when I turn (silent) back to chime. Could this be the case? 

Is it all dependant on what time/position the hands are on when I put it on silent.

Thank you for your help with this. Would a picture of mechanism help? 

 

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Hi, The "click" you hear is perfectly normal and is a correct design and operation of the clock. It is called "warning"

So the clock "warns" itself and gets ready to chime. It cannot go straight to chiming as the mechanism would usually stall or at least be slow, this way when the time is correct for it to strike or chime the timing train is ready and activated and it immediately chimes at the correct speed

I would just put the clock on silent when you felt the need to do so and then let it run normally and the mechanism would correct itself automatically within the hour as Simon2 said :)

Best Regards

HB7

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