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Another question. Looking at an old case clock movement.

Customer Question

Hi Paul, another question for you.
Looking at an old long case clock movement. Weight powered (chain). How can I tell if it is an 8 clock or a 30 hour clock?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Clock Repair
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Meant to say, 8 day clock/30 hour clock!
Expert:  PaulB replied 1 year ago.

Hi Sean.

An eight day movement will have 5 gears in the time train. A 30 hour will only have 4 gears.

Hope that helps, let me know if you need anything else :)

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
AH HA !! The answer I was looking for!! Thank you Paul!! Is this always true?
Expert:  PaulB replied 1 year ago.

Yup!

For mechanical clocks as far as I know, never heard otherwise. :)

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