Getting Your Clock in Beat
To work reliably all clocks and watches need to be 'in beat'.
This means the ticks and tocks sound perfectly even.
The videos below show you what a clock sounds like in and out of beat, and how to put your clock in beat.
Listen to the Ticks
Watch the video to see and hear how the clock's beat changes when it isn't level.
Adjusting the Crutch
How to put your clock in beat
Synchronising the Strike
Many clocks strike the hours in order from 1 to 12 with no reference to the position of the hour hand. Occasionally, especially after winding and setting to time, the clock will need to have the strike re-synchronised. The following videos show you how the strike can go wrong and how to put it right.
How the Strike goes Wrong
Setting the time and disturbing the strike sequence.