The first carriage clock was invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet for the Emperor Napoleon in 1812.
If you have a striking carriage clock, make sure that when you turn the hands allow each hourly strike to finish its sequence to avoid the strike mechanism jamming. To maintain the clock you should have it checked and serviced every 4-5 years. A feature of carriage clocks is the platform escapement, sometimes visible through a glazed aperture on the top of the case. After winding the clock the clock mechanism should start to tick. Carriage clock movements; Carriage clock hands; 23 Cambridge Road East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6AH Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If the clock is going too fast or too slow you can adjust the timekeeping by moving the regulator. However, in modern times, with changing work patterns and changing desires, this is much less the case. If the hands lock do not force them. However, sometimes the mechanism will require starting manually. 4.3 out of 5 stars 367. To set the clock, most carriage clocks have a hand setting arbour (located in the middle of the back plate). We would suggest that you make a small adjustment and then leave it for 24 hours to see how much it has lost or gained before making another adjustment. Over-oiling a clock can affect the running and condition of the clock), We've love this Hermle walnut finish month running regulator with a genuine …, We've just delivered a limited edition showcase clock with the new Tourbillon …, Introducing our stunning new skeleton clock from Kieninger of Germany. Turn the hands back and allow the chime to finish and then gently move the hands on. Sitemap Either on the back plate of the clock or on the platform escapement you should see the letters F or S (this represents fast or slow).