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What do they say about a finely-tuned motor—it runs like clockwork? Flip the script with the Ugears Engine Clock, a finely tuned clock that runs (and looks) like a motor! This functional mechanical table clock with pendulum has an automotive theme throughout, with an engine block design on top with moving pistons, and a time display in the style of a speedometer (hours) and tachometer (minutes). The action of the clock's pendulum and escapement make a delightful ticking sound, as the passing seconds are displayed on the escapement at the rear of the clock. The Engine Clock tells time for up to 5 hours on a single winding (running time can be extended an additional 60 to 90 minutes if the pistons are disengaged). A retrograde mechanism on the minute hand automatically resets after 60 minutes.
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Wind your Engine Clock using the ignition key at the front of the clock. To set the time, turn the large gear closest to the face of the clock (the retrograde mechanism) in a clockwise direction until the minute hand falls to zero, then use your finger to move the hour hand counterclockwise, positioning it at the current hour. Set the minute hand at the current time by again turning the large gear just behind the clock face. If the clock is running fast or slow, you can adjust the pendulum. Raise or lower the circular weight at the bottom of the pendulum for larger time adjustments and raise or lower the ball at the top of the pendulum for fine-tuning.
The DIY wooden Engine Clock is the latest addition to the Ugears collection of working clocks, including the Aero Clock wall clock with pendulum, and the Sky Watcher Tourbillon Table Clock. While those models are both "Advanced" level, with the Engine Clock we strove to design a functional clock at the "Medium" difficulty level, so that more hobbyists could experience the satisfaction of building their own functional DIY 3D model clock. As with all Ugears models, the Engine Clock is assembled without glue or special tools—just remove the laser pre-cut pieces from their art-quality composite wood boards and snap them together. Each kit comes with detailed, step-by-step, full color illustrated instructions in 11 languages (Ukrainian, English, German, French, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Chinese, and Korean) to guide your assembly, and sandpaper and wax to smooth and lubricate all moving parts for optimal function. If you get stuck during the assembly, need help troubleshooting, or break a piece during construction, just email our outstanding customer service team—we'll be glad to answer any questions or send replacement parts free of charge!
The elegant Engine Clock by Ugears is sure to rev up any motorheads and lovers of clocks and watches among your family and friends, and makes a perfect gift, either in the box or already assembled. For all you builders, tinkerers, and mechanics, it's time to experience the satisfaction of constructing, adjusting, and maintaining your very own DIY automotive timepiece!
Model size: 5.6 x 11.8 x 4.7 in
Package size: 14.9 x 6.7 x 2 in Number of parts: 265 Level: Intermediate Assembly Time: 5 hours Recommended Age: 14+ Kit weight: 1.73 lbs Manufacturer: UGears