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Old 11th Jan 2020, 11:05 pm   #1
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Question Smiths sectronic Mk1

Iím new to this forum so forgive me if this is a common / impossible ask.
I have come across an oldíish mantle clock that was awarded to my Grandfather for his many years of service to his local Methodist Chapel. It has what I think I have identified as a Smiths sectronic Mk1 movement that doesnít work.
Is a repair possible? Is there someone who would carry out a repair?
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 12:31 pm   #2
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Hi Wattyman,

It's certainly worth repairing. I'm assuming it doesn't work?
Any chance of a picture, front and back?
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Old 13th Jan 2020, 9:35 pm   #3
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The Sectronic mk1 has a moving coil movement, the faults with these are either the coils have become scuffed by the permanent magnet, this usually happens if the clock gets a heavy knock whilst running. I have also seen leaky or dud germanium transistors and a leaky capacitor. It is not usually a mechanical fault.
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 9:50 am   #4
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This http://www.mridout.force9.co.uk/ecw/sectronic1.htm might be of use to you.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 12:14 am   #5
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Hi, Iíve attached a few images of the clock which I did have dismantled the other day and could do so again if needed.

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Old 20th Jan 2020, 9:58 pm   #6
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Sorry, didnít attach the right ones.
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 10:56 pm   #7
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Iíll get the hang of this yet, the front now, as requested
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