BimBam Clock Instructions

BimBam Clock Instructions

BimBam Clock Instructions includes the quartz pendulum movement with the mechanical “bim bam” sound. It is one of the easiest to operate on the market today. This movement comes with an adjustable pendulum. However it can also operate without the pendulum. To use the movement with a pendulum, just slide the black plastic pendulum hanger towards the right. This allows it to snap out of the secure shipping position. So if you plan to use this movement without a pendulum, just leave the black plastic pendulum hanger in the shipping position. Then follow the explicit BimBam Clock Instructions to set it up.

Installing the Bim Bam Movement:

  1. First, Slide the shaft on the front of the movement through the hole at the center of your clock dial.
  2. Second, Slide the brass washer over the shaft and secure in place with the brass hex nut, do not over tighten.
  3. Third, For a rock-solid install and louder chimes: Use two small screws of your own to fasten the dial to the back. Simply drive them through the metal plate behind the chime rods and into the wood backing.
Bim Bam Clock Movement Instructions

Setting the BimBam Movement:

  1. Remove and discard the piece of foam rubber that keeps the hammers from hitting the strike rods. This protects the movement during shipping.
  2. Install one fresh “D” cell battery. Please be sure that the positive end of the battery is pointing in the correct direction in the battery well.
  3. Move the “bim bam” on/off switch to the “on” position. This is just above the battery well.
  4. Use the minute hand (the longer of the two hands) as a “wrench” to turn the minute hand shaft in a clockwise direction until you hear the hammers strike the rods. Each hammer will strike each rod once at the half hour and each hammer will strike each rod once for every hour on the hour.
  5. Count how many times the movement strikes “bim bam” on the hour. For example, if the movement strikes “bim bam”, “bim bam”, “bim bam”, then you know that the movement is set at 3:00.
  6. Press the hour hand (the smaller of the two hands) onto the movement in a position corresponding with the number of times the movement has struck the “bim bam”.
  7. Press the minute hand onto the movement in the 12:00 position and secure in place with the small brass cap nut.
  8. Use the minute hand to advance the time to the correct time. Always move the minute hand in a clockwise direction. Be sure to stop at each half hour and each hour to let the strike sequence play.