Movement trials and tribulations

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Blog entry by Tim Dahn posted 03-25-2010 03:02 AM 1616 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After receiving the movement I purchased from Merrits antiques I spent an evening trying to get it to run on the test stand for more than a couple minutes. I finally decided I had a defective movement and after tweaking on this thing for a couple of hours I also decided I did not want to try another. The movement I bought was a copy of the American 8 day movement made in India and I would not recommend using this movement, the quality is just not there. I can recommend Merrits they were easy to deal with and agreed to take this movement back. As luck would have it I found a Hermle movement online and currently waiting for it to arrive so I can get it set up on the test stand and will post some pics then.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#1 posted 03-25-2010 06:03 AM

glad you are going forward after going back.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 06:17 AM

Amazing…...I didn’t think anybody would be selling clock movements that don’t keep time. Pretty elementary quality control. Gad Zooks, will people never learn…............including me….............(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 03-26-2010 07:55 PM

It’s still worth paying the price for quality, but if you’re dealing with a reputable firm it doesn’t hurt to try something new and less expensive sometimes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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