How to Set a Ridgeway Grandfather Clock

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As a division of the Howard Miller Clock Company, Ridgeway Clocks has been producing traditional grandfather, or "longcase," clocks since 1960, earning Ridgeway the distinction of being the oldest brand of continuously produced grandfather clocks in the United States, according to their official website. A welcome and attractive addition to any home interior, Ridgeway grandfather clocks are incredibly simple to set. The entire clock-setting process takes just seconds to complete.


Step 1

Unlock and open the glass door of your Ridgeway grandfather clock to access its face and hands.

Step 2

Grasp the clock's minute hand gently between your thumb and forefinger.

Step 3

Rotate only the minute hand counterclockwise until both the hour and minute hands reflect the correct time.


Adjust the clock manually for Daylight Savings Time. Move the clock's minute hand forward by one hour in the spring and back one hour in the fall. When moving the minute hand forward, allow the clock to chime at the quarter-hour.


Never try to set your clock while it is chiming; to do so may permanently damage the movement.


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