Battery powered clock movements fail at about 18 months
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  Re: Battery powered clock movements fail at about 18 months by EightFingers (...to about two year...)
Thanks for the suggestions. I have a clock at home I made 20 years ago. It’s a small clock and I didn’t pay more than $3 for the movement at the time. Still works and I’ve only changed the battery four times.
I’m thinking I’ll order some Seiko and try them.
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  Re: RE: Battery powered clock movements fail at about 18 months by EightFingers (Thanks for the sugge...)
(07-02-2019, 05:12 PM)EightFingers Wrote: Thanks for the suggestions. I have a clock at home I made 20 years ago. It’s a small clock and I didn’t pay more than $3 for the movement at the time. Still works and I’ve only changed the battery four times.
I’m thinking I’ll order some Seiko and try them.

Seiko is a good quality movement.
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  Re: RE: Battery powered clock movements fail at about 18 months by AHill (I almost hate to ask...)
(07-02-2019, 07:44 AM)AHill Wrote: I almost hate to ask this question, but did you change the battery?

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  Re: RE: Battery powered clock movements fail at about 18 months by EightFingers (Thanks for the sugge...)
(07-02-2019, 05:12 PM)EightFingers Wrote: Thanks for the suggestions. I have a clock at home I made 20 years ago. It’s a small clock and I didn’t pay more than $3 for the movement at the time. Still works and I’ve only changed the battery four times.
I’m thinking I’ll order some Seiko and try them.

I have a battery-powered pendulum movement that I bought in 1984. It swings a long 30" pendulum from a wall-mounted clock and still keeps almost perfect time. I change the D-cell battery about once every 14 months.
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  Re: RE: Battery powered clock movements fail at about 18 months by Edwin Hackleman ([quote='EightFingers...)
(07-04-2019, 05:05 PM)Edwin Hackleman Wrote: I have a battery-powered pendulum movement that I bought in 1984. It swings a long 30" pendulum from a wall-mounted clock and still keeps almost perfect time. I change the D-cell battery about once every 14 months.

Older movements are not an indicator of present durability. We have a clock kit my MIL made 35 odd years ago. The words "Made In China" usually infer DOA. And, under present regulations, I would never trust "Made In USA".
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