It is important that you take your wall clock to a store that has the proper tools to repair it. Watches can be the victim of shoddy repairs by “benevolent” repairmen, who mean well but do more harm than good to the watch. It is not uncommon to choose a low-skilled repair shop, or a shop that you don’t use, and install new original factory replacement parts, and the watch will perform worse when you get it back.
In order for your watch to perform at its best, it is very important to have it repaired by a shop that has the right tools to do the job properly and is dedicated to getting the job done right.
Pendulum wall clocks are mechanical clocks and the pendulum movement regulates time. If the pendulum does not swing evenly, the watch will not keep accurate time. The pendulum is attached to a loop of wire called a crutch. To fix the swing of the wall clock, it would be necessary to adjust the crutch.
1. With your hand, stop the pendulum of the clock.
2. Wait for the pendulum to stop below the center of the clock.
3. Move the pendulum to the right until it clicks, then
move it to the left until it clicks again.
4. Observe how far the pendulum moves in each direction before it makes
a clicking sound. Will click on either side first.
5. Bend the crutch slightly to the side of the wall clock that clicked
first when the pendulum swung. Do not bend the crutch too much,
as the wire is delicate and can break easily.
6. Reset the pendulum and watch it swing. If the pendulum does
do not swing evenly from side to side, stop the pendulum again and
readjust the crutch.
Note: If the pendulum hits the wall when swinging, the wall clock will not keep accurate time. The pendulum must not hit the clock. If so, hang the wall clock in a slightly different position to adjust the swing.
There are a variety of wall clocks in different shapes and sizes, and one of a kind. Some of the different types of clocks are contemporary, antique, wooden, metal, glass, outdoor, and novelty.
Another type or style of clock is the musical wall clock. This is the clock that marks the hours of the day with a musical melody. The melody is played from a spiked cylinder, whether on bells, organ pipes, bellows, cobs, and even dulcimer strings. Musical clocks were used primarily in churches, but they were also used to mark time for the public and to tell farmers in the field when it was sunset, sunrise, and lunch time.
No matter what kind of musical clock, be it a tower / church clock, a stand clock, a carriage clock, a long case clock, an organ clock or any other clock, the same basic system of how the clock plays its melody is the same. Everything revolves around a large cylinder, which has spikes and pushes the corresponding hammer and combs.
In conclusion, no, wall clocks do not last forever, but these clocks can last a long time, if we take care of them and check them at least once a year for maintenance in a reputable watch store.