Setting up and caring for your wall clock
- On unpacking your clock, first check that all packing inside is removed. Then place the clock on the wall making sure that it is straight (check by using a spirit level). Then wind it up fully.
- Attach the pendulum to the suspension bar and then gently hold the pendulum to one side and release.
- Listen to the clock. It should have an even tick. If not, move the case of the clock slightly, left or right until the tick becomes even.
- To set the clock, move the minute hand gentle round the clock to the correct time. If you have a striking/chiming clock and you find that the hands lock, do not force them. Turn the hands back, allow the strike to finish and then gentle move the hands on.
- Within a few days you should notice how well the clock is keeping to time. If the clock is going too fast or too slow, there is usually an adjuster screw at the bottom of the pendulum bob. If the clock is going too fast, turn the screw to the left. If it is going too slow, turn the screw to the right (this will push the bob up shorten the swing and increase the speed of the clock). It may take a series of small adjustments over several days to get the clock to keep to the right time. Be patient though, you will eventually get the clock to keep good time.
- The clock has an eight day movement, but may require winding once a week. Using a smooth action, wind the clock up until the springs are fully wound. (some people do not like winding the clock fully as the fear they may over wind the springs, but this cannot happen. ) If however, you prefer not to wind the clock fully, you can wind the clock throughout the week at a time which is suitable to yourself.
To maintain the clock you should have it checked and serviced every 4-5 years.
(Please note - Do not attempt to oil the clock yourself. This should be done by a qualified repairer. Over-oiling a clock can affect the running and condition of the clock)