That is by far and away my favorite Metamec motion. It isnt a Metamec motion after all however Metamec used different clock makers actions extensively. I’ve even discovered a smiths stamped motion in a single which was positively an authentic becoming in order that they have been shopping for from their fundamental competitor at one level. Heresy however there you go. Im glad they did to be trustworthy as a result of as a Metamec specialist it offers me way more variation and I get to work with masterpieces like this 606e.
The rationale its sooooo good is that its “electromechanical”. To elucidate…
A clockwork clock is pushed completely by mechanically saved power within the type of a spring or a weight. An electrical clock is pushed completely by electrical energy. In and electrical all of the power comes from a motor that’s regulated by the motors pace which is in flip ruled by the frequency/section of the mains electrical energy provide.
Then there are the electromechanicals. They use electrical energy to wind up the spring which it flip drives the clock within the tradional mechanical trend. Within the case of the 606 it doesnt use a motor; as an alternative it makes use of a solenoid. Should you dont know what that’s then to summarise its like a mouse lure that snaps shut by magnitism when electrical energy is handed by way of it. Now in case you snap the lure shut and the jaws of that lure push a flywheel then all you want is a spring hooked up the to the flywheel which then drives a full mechanical clock. Its actual genius as a result of it avoids the necessity for a motor and likewise means you may drive it with a low voltage battery and let the clock handle the mechanics within the traditonal trend.
Its a murals to see functioning. All these actions, regardless of the mounting include a transparent perspex motion case so you may see all of it occurring. Theres then a steel mud cowl over the entire affair for some purpose however I think a design engineer with a little bit of aptitude laid out in a transparent case.
The one factor they acquired fallacious was to consider leaking batteries over time. 90% of the actions I see have battery harm and its heartbreaking because the acid will get proper into the solenoid and the factor is admittedly in a multitude when it will get that far. I can repair and maintain spares for these however they’re uncommon and costs are excessive so when you’ve got one dont put an affordable battery in it!.
I couldn’t save this one so I needed to substitute the whole motion interior. I maintained the previous actions mounting plates with a little bit of modification – the actions are largely the identical within the sequence however every one mounts in a different way on every mannequin of clock and numerous plates and spacers are important. There wasnt plenty of consistency within the manufacturing of Metamecs and so they did no matter it took to outlive commercially together with fully altering key parts in similar wanting fashions over time. This implies you will get most clocks with at the very least 4 motion choices all of which change over time. Its what makes them fascinating to work on.
Heres a number of pics of the completed clock. Its in all probability probably the greatest Metamecs you will notice – the physique is a traditional and the actions the most effective kind. It even seems to be good from the again.