Vintage Key Wind Wall Clocks

By: camillebrion

An important wall clock may chime, a shuttle or even a cuckoo comes out every hour so you know the time. These clocks do not run on electricity, so they have no batteries or plug-in adapters. They are wound once a week with a special key that comes with wall clock at purchase. The time best when wound on the same day every week. Correct winding ensures your key wall clock will keep time in many years.

You Need Clock Key
1. Put the key in the slot. . where you wind the clock. The slot is on the front or back of the watch. If the tray is in the back, you have to take it down from the wall.
2. Turn the key slowly and release the key on each half turn. The clock winds in a clockwise or counter-clockwise turn, depending on the brand of the watch. Listen for a clicking sound that indicates you to turn the key in the right way. Carefully wind the watch until you feel that spring is tight.
3. Remove the key from the holder and insert it into second place if you have a striking clock and wind in the same way. Put into third place and do the same thing for a chiming clock, which has three locations.
4. Remove the key from the slot. Check the time on the clock. Move the hands on the clock if the time is incorrect. Move your hands in a clockwise direction.
5. Put the key in a place that is easy for you to remember.

Tips & Warnings

  • As advised by Phoenixwallclocks.com, wind your wall clock key the same day each week and try not to let the clock completely unwind and stay. Read the instruction manual for instructions on your specific wall clock key. The manufacturer gives you some rules on how to handle and wind your watch.
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