Accutron 214 Clock Repair

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Specializing In The Cleaning, Repair And Restoration of First Edition Accutron 214 Caliber Tuning Fork Timepieces.

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I work on first edition 214's only. If need be, I will help you to verify that your Accutron is a caliber 214 before you send it. The 214 is set from the rear of the case by lifting a spring loaded "C" shaped lever. Also on the rear of the case is a slotted hatch cover which unscrews to access the battery. If your Accutron does not have these features it is not a 214. Click on the thumbnail image (left) to see a larger photo.


The Repair Process


Repair begins with the disassembly and cleaning of all case parts.



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 The back cover is taken apart. The parts are cleaned and rust is removed. A new gasket is installed on the battery hatch, the setting stem is lubricated and if necessary the battery contact spring is bent back into its original shape. Finally the rear cover is re-assembled.


Unfortunately, most of the clocks that I receive for repair have a dead battery in them and all too often the result is as shown in the photo at right.
The movement is taken apart. Corrosion, if present must be scraped off using hand tools. The Coil, Tuning Fork and Pawl Bridge are carefully cleaned with soft wood picks and bristle brushes. All other parts are ultrasonically cleaned. The movement is then re-assembled, lubricated and adjusted. Finally, the dial and hands are installed on the movement. The assembly is put back into its case, a new gasket is installed, and the cover is closed. The clock is then observed for approximately 2 weeks, during which time, fine adjustments are made to the movement.


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never get up from my microscope to answer the phone which seems to ring constantly, even on weekends. Telephones are a curse for people who work under a microscope. Experience has taught me that every minute spent with a phone in my hand will only be added to my backlog and there is nobody else here who is knowledgeable enough to answer your questions. I do however, reply to all of my business related e-mail every evening. My replies contain detailed information and / or links to a page on this web site where information can be found. To contact me by e-mail simply click on the link above.  

PLEASE NOTE: I regret that I am not able to reply to folks who are just looking for information, advise or have questions about 214's that are with other repairers. There are just too many of you and my focus will always be on my own customers. Thank you for your understanding.

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