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my battery operated wall clock stop working (new batteries

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my battery operated wall clock stop working (new batteries in), but the pendelum works.
Can you help?
Z. Cienska, XXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Clock Repair
Expert:  Will replied 1 year ago.
Sounds like you have a quartz movement which maybe got a bit of debris in it, or has a binding as a result of a build up of dust on the oiled pivots...this, unfortunately, happens a lot...what brand is it, please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


So what must I do now?


Can I clean it myself, if not, what's next?

Expert:  Will replied 1 year ago.

Hi...sorry, you did not tell me the brand...what I would suggest you at least try is pick up a can of ether (starting fluid), a can of aero-dust (most any Radio Shack or Wal-Mart has both) and some clock grade oil...you can also consider buying this product, which works great:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Super-Clock-Cleaning-Spray-SOL-90-/290655963835?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43ac720abb

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And you will need some specialty oil: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Moebius-Quartz-Watch-Oil-Swiss-Made-OL-37-/260090429962?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3c8e99020a

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Honestly, most clock shops will do a standard service for around $75, so by the time you buy all the supplies you need, you may find it easier to just take it by a shop...but that is your call! If the works have "died", as often happens with modern quartz movements, in many cases it truly is less expensive just to purchase a complete set of works...you can get them at any of these sources:

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http://www.clockparts.com


http://www.norkro.com


http://www.klockit.com

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All you need to do is tell them the brand of the clock and note the number off of the movement.

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You have several options; it all depends on how much time you want to spend and if you want to TRY to fix it yourself...to find a shop, it works great to just use Google and type in "clock repair" and your location...quartz movements are very reliable overall, but subject to temperature changes and humidity and static collection of the dust found in every home...if it is in a home where somebody smokes or cooks a lot of fried food, it is a bit worse, as the particles tend to get attracted to the works of the clock, and they can wear out.

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Hope this helps, and PLEASE let me know if I can help further in any manner at all. Best, Will

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.


Thanks for your information. I have forgotten to give the make of the clock.


It is The Belgrevia Carriage Clock made in England.


Hope it helps.


Would you, please suggest a right man or shop to take to. I live in Cape Town, Claremont.


Thanks a lot.


Zula

Expert:  Will replied 1 year ago.

Most welcome...I suggest you contact :

Timemenders, 4 Garron Ave., Cape Town 0832308086

 

Best, Will

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


Hi Will,


I cintacted the man, you suggested and he will come and see to what needs to be done to revived my clock.


Thanks again for your exellent help


Zula Cienska

Expert:  Will replied 1 year ago.
Most welcome!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


Can't find the ratings. The green smily doesn't respond to my clicks.

Expert:  Will replied 1 year ago.
Thank you...I will advise Customer Service. If you would like to use my services again on any further questions, it works much better putting my name ( Will ) at the beginning of your posted question. In that manner, I will be sure to see it. Simply requesting me expires in just a short time. Hope I have helped answer your question and have a great day!

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