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Ticking clocks can be annoying and obnoxious. The good news is that there are several simple and inexpensive solutions to the problem. This article will show you how to quiet clock chimes. Follow these steps to get your clock to stop ticking for good. And remember, no matter how obnoxious your clock is, there is always a solution! We’ve put together this guide to help you find the perfect solution.
ANSO (Automatic Night Shut-Off)
Many high-end mechanical clock movements are equipped with the ANSO (Automatic Night Shut Off) feature to keep the chime volume down between 10pm and 7am. This feature is designed to make a clock silent at night because it does not have sensors to determine when it is day or night. You can manually set your clock to 12 hours if you so desire.
To silence the chime, you can move the minute hand counterclockwise. The ANSO feature will synchronize the chimes with the time. If you want to avoid having to wait for the chime to occur, simply move the minute hand counterclockwise until the chime occurs. The ANSO feature will correct itself after 12 hours of operation.
Oiling the internal mechanisms
Oiling the internal mechanisms of a clock is one way to improve the quietness of its chimes. Lighter oils can be used, but the heavier ones can be dangerous for the delicate moving parts. The clock should be left alone for at least 15 minutes before being put together. After oiling the internal mechanisms, you may add additional mass to quieten the chimes. For best results, follow the instructions below.
The second hand of your clock has a tiny coil that moves the second hand, which is usually the main source of the ticking sound. Depending on the type of gears and bearings, you may need to apply heavy oil to this coil. However, a toothpick will suffice if you just need a bit of oil. The gear teeth and bearings are not the only parts that need oiling, so you must only apply oil where they need it.
Using a container
If you want to silence the ticking noise of your clock, you can try a simple solution. You can cover the ticking mechanism with a piece of cardboard, cork, foam, or MLV. You can cut this material to fit the mechanism of your clock, and use packing tape to seal the seams. Soundproofing is not about preventing sound, but containing it. Here are a few other tips for quieting a clock.
Using a container to quiet clock chime can be an effective method for desk clocks. However, it is not as effective as stuffing the clock with extra mass. If you’re not sure what kind of mass to use, watch this video to see a demonstration. For smaller desk clocks and alarm clocks, a container will be more effective. To silence a desk clock, a container filled with heavy materials will do the trick.
Purchasing a non-ticking silent clock
If you’re tired of the noise from a ticking clock, you should purchase a non-ticking silent wall or desk clock. They’re perfect for those who need a quiet environment in which to work or sleep. Non-ticking silent clocks are easy to hang, clear to read, and are the perfect choice for any room wall or room decoration. And if you’re shopping for a gift, a non-ticking silent wall clock is a wonderful gift to give someone you love.
A good silent clock features a precise quartz sweep movement, which guarantees accuracy and a silent environment. The design of this vintage style wall clock is perfect for many rooms. The wide slot in the back is convenient for hanging. Choose a battery type, either rechargeable or alkaline, as the type of battery may affect the accuracy and life span of the clock’s movement. However, if you’re on a budget, a rechargeable battery is an excellent option.