How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask PaulB Your Own Question
PaulB, Other
Category: Clock Repair
Satisfied Customers: 621
Experience:  Internet Researcher, Clock Enthusiast.
Type Your Clock Repair Question Here...
PaulB is online now

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 :)

PaulB and other Clock Repair Specialists are ready to help you
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.


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

PaulB and other Clock Repair Specialists are ready to help you