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Speaker Mounting in Quartz Chime Clocks

November 25, 2008 | By | Reply More
Speaker Mounting in Quartz Chime Clocks

Some quartz (battery operated) chiming clocks sound much better than others. A major factor of sound quality is the mounting of the speaker that produces the sound. In some clocks, the speaker is mounted inside the case and the sound cannot project outward. These clocks have quiet, tinny sounding chime. The best clocks have the […]

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Last updated November 26, 2009

Alkaline Cells (Batteries) for Quartz Clocks

November 26, 2007 | By | Reply More
Alkaline Cells (Batteries) for Quartz Clocks

I had a brand new Hermle clock (model 22835-002114) come back because the customer said it would not chime. He sent the batteries with it, and when I installed them, the clock would not chime or keep time. The batteries checked good on the tester, but would not make the clock work. As an experiment, […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

What to do when all the chime notes sound “thunky”

June 28, 2007 | By | Reply More
What to do when all the chime notes sound “thunky”

A customer received a new Hermle chiming wall clock, and when it chimed or struck, all the notes sounded bad because the hammers were too close to the chime rods. The fix was simple: Tighten the four nuts on the back of the case, Slightly loosen the two Phillips head screws on the back of […]

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Last updated November 28, 2009

Listening to Clock Chiming and Striking on Web Site

June 23, 2007 | By | Reply More
Listening to Clock Chiming and Striking on Web Site

I recently added chime and strike sounds of many of the Hermle and Chelsea clocks to the Bills Clockworks web site. It was challenging to record the sounds and have them sound realistic. The microphone had to be located close to the clock (about 8″ away) or else too much background noise was picked up […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Correcting the Hour Strike on Modern Clocks

June 15, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Correcting the Hour Strike on Modern Clocks

On modern German clocks, such as Westminster chiming wall, mantel and grandfather clocks (by makers such as Hermle, Howard Miller, Bulova and Ridgeway), it is easy to correct the clock if it is striking the wrong hour after the hour chime. Suppose the clock strikes 6 times but the hour hand is pointing to 7 […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013