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I studied the winding instructions on e how and my clock is working perfectly telling the time. The chimes sound the correct number of times, but five or so minutes after the hour and half hour. What must I do to coordinate the strikes with the time? The clock was reconditioned recently, but I do not know by whom.

Also wondering if I can use brass cleaner to brighten up the darkened metal rim around the outer perimeter of the face.

Hi Sharon,

If the minute hand has a bit of play in it you can loosen the hand nut holding the minute hand on. Push it back as far back as it can go to the 12 or 6 then tighten it. A pliers may help you "snug" the nut up. Don't over tighten it.

Sometimes turning the minute hand around helps. Sometimes it doesn't.

If that doesn't help then the adjustment is inside the movement and you shouldn't mess with that.

As far as cleaning the bezel: You can, but sometimes the patina of the age of the clock is more desirable for antiques.

Hope this helps,
The Clocklady  

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