Factory clock

jgrffin3rd

Active Member
Hello. I am about to install an original (repaired) factory clock into my '64 skylark. I did not 'upgrade' to a quartz movement :) .. Here's my question.. Normally when I am not going to drive the car for days/weeks/months, I disconnect the negative side of the battery and hook up a battery maintainer.


Is this a bad procedure with a factory clock, or should I leave the battery connected at all times so that it keeps running?
 

OZ40

Active Member
I believe the way the earlier clocks worked was they used the electricity generated by the car only to wind them then they ran as wind-ups only until triggered to wind themselves again....not sure if this is the case with your clock. Seems easier to just reset it when the battery is once again hooked up. Good luck!
 

jgrffin3rd

Active Member
You are correct about the mechanism for the clock. The company that rebuilt it recommends disconnecting power to prolong the life of the movement, so that's what I will do.. Thanks
 
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