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Can you tell me where I could find a schematic for a  urgos 0303B 9 tube movement
Thanks so much

ANSWER: Dan, we normally don't refer to manuals as schematics, so are you talking about an exploded view of the movement showing the parts?  I think I have one but it is in German.  Let me know the description of the document and I'll see what I can do.

John Newman
The Village Clocksmith
Old Prattvillage
Prattville, Alabama

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QUESTION: It is a production assembly manual or schematic. Not sure of the exact title. Thanks so much for your help on this. I took the movement apart and can't get it back together.
Thanks for any help you can give.

Dan, the types of information I have are geared more to the clock repairman in areas of general repair, special movements and ordering parts.  There are also manuals for the customer who is installing a movement, usually after constructing a case.  I work on the tubular movements occasionally and often have to "retrain" myself on them.  There are many different types of movements out there and whether a clockmaker starts out by self teaching or completing a formal course in clockmaking, the simple time-only clocks are the first to learn, advancing to time and strike and then to the chiming clocks.  Each type is more complicated, particularly the tubular clocks because of the complex gearing.  And one of the biggest problems with the tubular movements is the stalling out of the chime train, as there are quite a few gears involved and they have to be in perfect alignment.  The synchronization and alignment of each function is rather critical, and a lot of these functions are interactive, meaning that some adjustments have to be done in exact order or previous adjustments will be affected.  And each make and model can be very different.  I'm afraid that I will not be able to help you on reassembling the movement.  It might be best to take it to an experienced clockmaker to reassemble.  I'm sorry I cannot help you more.

John Newman
The Village Clocksmith
Old Prattvillage
Prattville, Alabama  

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