Grandfather clock chimes wrong hour?

Your grandfather clock dial says it is one time but the grandfather clock chimes another hour? This is an easy adjustment for most grandfather clocks when the Grandfather clock chimes the wrong hour.

1) Wait for the next hour count on your grandfather clock.
2) Count the number of hours the grandfather clock chimes.
3) With your finger, move only the hour hand (the short one) to the number of the hour count. It doesn’t matter which way you move it.
4) Reset the time on the grandfather clock to the correct time.

If the hour hand feels frozen on the shaft, do not force it. Most hour hands on grandfather clocks are simply friction held. If the hour hand feels loose, try pushing it back from the center back onto the shaft and it should become tighter.

The usually happens when an hour hand is moved by mistake when re-setting the time on your grandfather clock. Sometimes if a grandfather clock is allowed to wind down so the weights are on the bottom and the grandfather clock pendulum stops, this can happen.

Should you have other problems with your grandfather clock and wish to replace it, consider a new grandfather clock from The Clock Depot, grandfather clocks. Grandfather clocks are heavily discounted and delivered anywhere within the cont. USA.


  1. Lois Davis
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    You will never know how much getting my grandfather to chime and chime at the right time means to me. My husband died in 1995 and it was the last gift he gave me I feel so good to have it ring to me correctly! thank your sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    very much this is a great service i could not afford a repair man but you did it thanks again!

  2. Ralph
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    My granfather clock chimed the wrong hour. I followed the instructions 1-4 and it is fixed. Thanks

  3. Harriet McCarthy
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    Thank you!!!! My grandfather clock was chiming the incorrect hour. Your wonderful instructions saved the day!!

  4. Betty
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    Thank you .. Worked perfectly

  5. suzanne
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    Thank-you for saving me 250.00!

  6. Leva
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    It worked. Thank you.

  7. Ruth
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    I did all the steps several times and it is not working for me. Any other ideas?
    I have a Piper clock with a Franz Hermle 451 053 1977 85cm movement. It will only strike one o’clock on all the hours.

  8. Grandfather Clocks
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    If the hour correction procedure did not work for you, it is time for the clock to see a technician as the problem is beyond user correction. You can see an entire list of clock repair facilities state by state at:
    Keywound clocks should be properly oiled about aver 5 years to keep them in great shape. Failure to do so can create issues like you are seeing or worse.

    Good Luck,