Schatz ocean quartz clock

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 07:39 PM GMT

Question

I want to have a Schatz Ocean-Quartz striking ships clock repaired. It's a battery operated clock. I spoke to a clock repair man and he didn't seem interested. I believe it was because it wasn't a mechanical clock. It starts when I insert a new battery the stops shortly after. I would appreciate it if you could recommend a place I can have it repaired.

Answer

I don't know any clock repair people who might be willing to take on this job. If you could provide a replacement movement for the clock it might be easy enough for you to do on your own. Hermle used to make a quartz ships clock movement but I think it's been discontinued. You can try www.klockit.com. Otherwise you might have to put a non striking movement in it. You can probably use a mini quartz and spend less than $10.00.

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Question

Hi I have problem with the striking of this clock. It only strikes even numbers now and not the odds on the halve hours. I have changed the battery but this has had no effect. Do you have a solution can it be fixed at home. Thanks Garth

Answer

Ships clocks have a unique system of causing the odd strike on the 1/2 hour. Most of them drop the hammer an even amount of times but a lever is supposed to catch the hammer on the last drop so it does not hit the bell on the last strike. In a quartz movement this could be inside the housing and there would be no way to adjust it. However it could be on the outside. I would have to see a photo of the movement, out of the clock, to tell you what your set up is.

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