Dorrin K Mace, Horologost

Dorrin K Mace, Horologost
The Clock Man in a pensive moment

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Minute Hand Adjustment on Modern Clocks

Adjusting Minute Hand

lf the chimes of your clock strike either before or after the correct time, such as 1:43 instead of 1:45, the minute hand which is the longer hand of the two, must be removed and adjusted.
  1. Remove the small nut which holds the hand shaft.
  2. Remove the minute hand by grasping the base of the hand and pulling towards you.
  3. The minute hand has a bushing either on the face or back side of the hands, which fits into the center shaft. Use a pair of pliers to rotate the bushing clockwise or counterclockwise. Turn the bushing the necessary distance (see figure below) to properly align the hand with the correct quarter hour.
  4. Reattach the hand to the center shaft and replace the hand nut.
  5. Reset the time.
  6. Make additional corrections if necessary.

 Adjusting Minute Hand

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