There are quite a lot of problems that you might face with clocks, especially when it comes to their hands, so today I decided to take a look into the most common problem of people when it comes to clocks’ hands and tell you ways you can get your clock up and running in the most optimal way possible. Starting off by answering what to do if your clock has a got loose hands
The basic reason why the hands of the clock become loose is because the hands gets unstuck from the bearing and all you need to do to fix your clock hands and get the clock hands revolving again like they usually did is to push the specific hand back down into its bearing spot. You will be able to identify the spot as the hand would by itself tick.
Down below is a video elaborating on the concept
Fixing up clock hands is rather more easy then most people anticipate, let’s take a look at the steps one by one
You will start off by removing the batteries of the clock so the hands of the clocks stop moving whilst you are going through with the overall procedure. After having removed the batteries you will turn the clock upside down and look for hoses ( small spots on the inner circle of the clock). After you find these holes, you push them with a small thin screw driver, or anything slim enough to do the job, this would help push the face of the clock. A very important point to note here is that not all of the clocks come with hoses that you can just push and take the front glass out. Some also come with screws bolted in them.
If your clock is of that type, the proceess is rather quite straight forward as you might have guessed, all you need to do here is get yourself a screw driver of the right size and get started with it. After you are done taking out the screws, taking out the front glass of the clock would be rather quite simple and easy. If the glass feels a bit stuck, you can try to put some more force mildly as this is just because due to the face being there for quite a while and will not cause any harm to the face or the clock.
Step # 2
After you have taken the glass out you will be able to see the 3 clock hands in the following positions
- The uppermost: Second hand
- Middle: Minute hand
- Lower most: Hour hand
All you need to do from here is to reach the hand which is the problem by taking out the hands above it beforehand. So, if your minute hand is the problem, you will first take the second hand out and when you reach the minute hand. You will push the edges of the minute hand down so it gets to its original bearing position. You will probably hear a slight click at this point. After doing this all you need to do is put the second hand on top of it, put the glass back on and screw it back up. And there you go, your clock is all fixed up.
Why Do Clock Hands Become Wobbly?
Well, the most major reason as to how and why the hands of the clocks become wobbly is when someone tries to change the time of a clock by manhandling the hands of the clock rather than from the back dial of the clock. As this often leads the hands of the clock to coming out of their bearing place unintentionally and the hands become “wobbly” or in other “words”. But as we discussed above this is not that big of a problem and can be solved rather quite easily like we elaborately discussed above
Clocks Hands Slowing Down?
The most common reason for a clocks’ slowing down is because of the low battery. Fixing it up is rather quite easy as you might have guessed. All you need to do is get yourself some new batteries of the relvant size and replace the old ones with the new ones. There is no need for you to throw the clock as the clock is probably completely fine.
Clocks Hands Too Fast?
This is also another problem that some people might face with their clocks, and this also often gets terminated after you change the batteries, it often happens due to using the wrong kind of batteries for a clock. And though there aren’t many people who face this problem with their clock, it still can sometimes happen. And if after changing the battery, the problem does not seem to be fixed you just need to tighten the bearing position of the clocks’ hands just like we discussed above in length as this can also happen due to an inside disruption
Hopefully, this article was helpful in answering a few of your clock-related questions, if you have any related questions feel free to use the comment section.
And last but not least if you are interested in knowing why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devices” Hopefully, this article was an interesting read, stay tuned to ohmyclock for more interesting articles regarding clocks