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We are located on the north end of Cheshire Bridge Road, one block south of the I-85 overpass,  between the cross streets of Sheridan Road and
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Set the clock to the correct time by turning the minute hand forwards or backwards. Do not turn the
hour and as this will cause the clock to strike incorrect hour counts.

The chimes are electronically programmed and require time to become synchronized with the
hands. After setting the time, the clock must run until the next hour chime before the quarter hour
chimes will agree with the hands.

When demonstrating the chimes or setting the time, the clock will not chime on the quarter hours
and may chime several minutes before the hour. If the hands are moved from one hour to the next
before the first hour chime has completely finished, the hour strike counts may be incorrect but will
adjust correctly at the next hour.

Hermle Movement diagram.MOVEMENT FUNCTIONS
Refer to the diagram for the location of the various switches and controls.

Hand Set Knob
This knob can be used to turn the hands, but it is more convenient to set the time by simply moving
the minute hand directly.

Volume Control
The volume control knob will regulate the chime volume. Turn it counter clockwise for full volume and clockwise for less volume.

Low Battery Indication
When the chimes begin to sound distorted or to chime erratically, it is an indication that the battery power is low, and the batteries must be replaced for proper chime functions. Silencing the chimes at night and/or selection of Bim-Bam chimes will extend battery life.

Switch #1
Circle with 4 divisions - Clock will chime each quarter-hour.
Circle with single line- Clock will chime only on the hour.

Switch #2
Moon - Chimes will be softer for eight hours each day.
Sun - Chimes will be at normal volume at all times.
Moon with Slash - Chimes will not play for eight hours each day.

When this switch is moved to the left or the right position, the chimes will be affected at the same time every day for eight hours beginning at the next hour. Normally this would be done in the evening for softer chimes or no chimes during the night.

Switch #3
"O" - Chimes are off and will not sound.
"B" - Bim-bam Strike, Hour count and half past.
"W"- Westminster chime melody plus full hour strike.

A selection of Hermle clocks.

We repair Hermle Chiming Movements.

< Go back to Hermle Set-up Instructions      Replacing a Hermle Movement >

Pocket watches
Antique clocks
Wall clocks
Mantle clocks
Cuckoo clocks
Grandfather clocks
Pocket watches
Cuckoo clocks Hadley-Roma bands
Howard Miller clocks
Novelty clocks
Vintage watches

All repairs guaranteed for 6 months on parts and workmanship.

Calumet advertising wall clock.

Remember to maintain your clock.
It needs to be 
oiled and cleaned regularly to last.

We specialize in conversions to battery- operated quartz movements.

We sell Hermle Quartz Chiming Movements

We carry a complete selection of winding cranks and keys.

Many people consider their clocks like members of the family.


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