Clock hands wire

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Clock hands wire

New postby Irwin » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:11 pm

It sounds trivial but the item I can never find and never have, is the little bit of wire that goes through the hole to hold the hands in place and in some clocks is necessary to put back pressure on the motion wheels. I only need one piece a couple of inches long and I'll have enough for the next 10 years. What diameter should I look for?
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Re: Clock hands wire

New postby Marty101 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:14 pm

Irwin I don't know if this will help-but what I have done is buy a set of guitar strings. The steel is excellent and you get 5 sizes and a good length cheap.
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Re: Clock hands wire

New postby veritas » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:19 pm

I just use brass tapered pins, then cut them short after installed.
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Re: Clock hands wire

New postby brownsrplm » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:33 pm

In a pinch I've used small safety pins and cut off the end that is pointed (so I'm not pricking myself) and eyeball about how much I need. These are strong tensile steel and once in place will hold everything together just fine. They are also quite cheap and you can get them by the gross for next to nothing.
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Re: Clock hands wire

New postby Irwin » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:51 pm

There's the answer - with options..
Many Thanks fellas for giving my question your attention.
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Re: Clock hands wire

New postby Marty101 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:23 am

Kevin,where are you getting brass pins? Are we talking pocket watch dial pin sized or are you clock men talking a big inch?
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Re: Clock hands wire

New postby veritas » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:47 am

I buy a assorted pack from Perrin in Toronto, that is what i have always used. They have bigger sizes and they go down to some small sizes too.
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