Colonial Model 6600 shows time two hours ahead of hour chimes.

by Charley
(Raphine, Virginia)


We have a Colonial Model 6600 clock that chimes two hours behind what the hands show.

The quarter hour chimes are correct but chime very slowly.

How can we get the hour hand and the chimes to agree? We have been told to never move the hands backwards, which is what seems to be needed.

Can the hour hand be moved (forward) without causing any problems? If so, we could move it around to the correct time as far as the chimes are concerned. After that we could move the minute hand forward, stopping for chimes at each quarter hour until the correct time is reached. Is there a better way to set the clock?


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Nov 16, 2013
6600 Colonial
by: Anonymous

The Colonial clocks usually will self set after an hour or two after moving the hands.

Stop the pendulum until the correct time matches the hour strike (am or pm doesn't matter). Then restart the pendulum. If you have a chime turn off at three o'clock if you can do this and then move the clock ahead to the correct time then turn on chimes again. If you do not have a turn off lever at 3 open the door and reach way up on front left of clock case and gently pull down a string that should be there. It will stop the chimes. To turn them back on, pull the string in same area on right upper front case. If you can't turn off the clock then stop your forward movement at the quarter hour and let the chimes ring.

The clock probably needs to be oiled. Read on internet how to do this. Clock oil should be used and only sparingly.

If all this doesn't get it right, you may need to clock in a certified clock repair person who makes house calls. How old is the clock?

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