Instructions for the Miniature Carriage Clock

This clock is a finely made example of a mechanical (windup) carriage clock with top mounted platform escapement. It runs 8 days on a winding and has 11 jewels.

Spring winding:

Insert large end of key onto steel winding square 1 and turn counter-clockwise. It will take about 3 turns, wind until it is tight, but do not use excessive force. Wind it fully every 7 days.

Set the time:

Put small end of key onto small steel setting square 2, turning either clockwise or counterclockwise to move the hands to the correct time.

Regulation:

If the timekeeping is off by more than 5 minutes per week, you can make a slight adjustment to the regulator (see photo below). Move it slightly toward + to speed up the timekeeping, or toward - to slow it down. Changes in temperature can affect the timekeeping of the clock.

Instructions for carriage clock