Clocks, Watches/not working

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Why doesn't this Colonial Grandmother,  circa.1976, Hermle 451-053 not work?  Got it to work a while out of case.  Oiled all points.  No thorough cleaning done.  Sat for years unused.  That little rocker switch at the top:  Does that have a dual function like nudge forward then brake on pend. return?

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Since your clock has sat for years unused it undoubtedly is gummed up and at a minimum requires a thorough cleaning.  Quite frankly I would not waste my time and resources to have such services performed.  I beleive it far more cost effective to simply buy a new replacement movement.  You would end up with a better clock than you started with.  And, save money to boot.  Regards WJP

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