SHIPS BELL MOVEMENT
1. Mount your ship's bell movement to your clock's dial.
The rubber friction washer provides friction between the movement and your dial to hold the movement in place< br /> after the threaded mounting ferrule is installed and tightened from the front of the dial.
2. Insert batteries (not included)
Insert two new alkaline 1.5 volt "C" cell batteries into the battery compartments.
a) Make sure the + terminal of the battery is properly oriented according to the +/- symbols on the movement case.
b) Replace batteries when timekeeping loses accuracy or when striking becomes erratic.
c) To maintain your movement's accuracy, it is best to replace your batteries annually with new alkaline batteries.
the bushing part of the hand with needle nosed pliers. Replace and refit the hand on the center shaft if necessary
until the hour hand stays in place securely.
b) Remove the hour hand from the center shaft and put it aside.
c) Place the minute hand on the center shaft and slowly rotate the hand CLOCKWISE until the movement strikes.
d) Count the strikes as they occur. You should hear 1, 2, 3 or 8 bells.
1. If the movement strikes ONE bell: put the hour and minute hand on the center shaft in the 1 bell position.
This would be 12:30, 4:30, or 8:30
2. If the movement strikes TWO bells: put the hour and minute hand on the center shaft in the 2 bell position.
This would be 1:00, 5:00, or 9:00
3. If the movement strikes THREE bells: put the hour and minute hand on the center shaft in the 3 bell position.
This would be 1:30, 5:30, or 9:30
4. If the movement strikes EIGHT bells: put the hour and minute hand on the center shaft in the 8 bell position.
This would be 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00
If you DO NOT HEAR A BELL STRIKE when rotating the minute hand:
1. Make sure the batteries are installed correctly.
2. Make sure the volume is turned up using the rear Volume Control Knob.
3. Make sure the Bell Strike On/Off Switch is in the "G" position.
e. Screw the threaded hand nut into place to hold the minute hand.
f. Using the TIME SETTING KNOB on the back of the movement, slowly move the hands to the correct time.
IMPORTANT: Ignore whatever the movement is striking!!!!
Things to remember:
1. The electronic chime will synchronize AUTOMATICALLY...
This will ALWAYS be after 4:00, 8:00 or 12:00 when the movement strikes 8 bells.
2. BE PATIENT!! It may take several hours for the movement to go through the electronic cycle and synchronize the strike correctly.
3. The odd numbered bell strike (1, 3, 5 or 7 bells) on the half hour will activate electronically as the synchronization takes place.
You CAN NOT activate the half hour bell strike by moving the minute hand to the half hour position!
If, after 24 hours of continuous running, your movement's MINUTE HAND is in the wrong position (i.e. the hand is a few
minutes before or after the hour mark on the dial) after the bell strike, the gears/clutch require a simple adjustment:
1. While securely holding the TIME SETTING KNOB so you can't move it at all, carefully grasp the minute hand and advance or retract
it to the proper position.
2. When the movement strikes in the future, observe the position of the minute hand.
3. If the minute hand's position at the time of strike still isn't acceptable, repeat steps 1 and 2.