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have a westminister mantel clock. inside markings are.76-   bulova watch co.inc
TWC121 jeweels made in west germany   jnac justed    340-020
the clock runs like one or two hours fast every day. need to figure out how to slow it down. am new to this.. will try to attach a picture with this message. thank you in advance. terry
  sorry the picture is dark. had to because of the glare

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try a photo not so close please-- in your photo there is a set screw holding a little flat steel mushroom shaped plate --that plate is a cover for the shaft end just to the right of it that looks like a little brass peninsula--move it to cover--try again on the time keeping and report back

an hour a day is beyond the range of adjustment- might be something caught in the coils of the balance spring on the floating balance unit itself?  

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Kenneth Saunders

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Any mechanical clock question - no battery clock questions and no appraisals. 47 years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner. Attach a photo if possible and note all markings on the rear of the mechanism- thanks

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47+ years as a professional clock repair person- still a full time clock repair service owner.

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