Wheels normally become damaged as a result of a mainspring breakage. The impact
can damage one or two teeth or strip the whole wheel.
teeth on a wheel.
Material dealers cannot easily stock replacement
wheels, except for very recent clocks, due to the vast variety of sizes and
If the wheel is beyond repair, you will need to consult a
professional wheel cutting service.
One to three teeth can be replaced by
cutting out that section
Cut out the
and dovetailing in a new piece of
A new piece
of brass is dovetailed in.
Silver solder the new material in place
The new piece is soldered in.
teeth can then be cut and filed to shape.
Forming new teeth.
can be formed by hand if no lathe is available.