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Forum topic by docspencer posted 10-19-2018 07:07 PM 392 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2018 07:07 PM

After inserting and taking out a clock insert I managed to break some on the plastic tabs on the mounting ring. Of course it won’t stay in now. Short of buying a new mounting ring, Any ideas? Thanks.


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#1 posted 10-19-2018 07:55 PM

I think you will need to post a picture to get any specific suggestions.

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#2 posted 10-19-2018 08:29 PM

I have used a soft adhesive like RTV or Silicone
to hold in clock bodies with the broken retaining ring.
(just a dab of adhesive on each corner of the movement).
of course, when the clock finally dies for good,
you will have to dig it out with a chisel.

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#3 posted 10-20-2018 12:31 AM

UNLESS – you are talking about the ring that holds the glass
and face in place ?? I would still use a few drops of silicone.

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#4 posted 10-20-2018 01:25 AM

Silicone is a good idea alternatively I’ve used an O-ring or elastic band.

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