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Old 04-25-2019, 09:36 PM
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Dash clock replacement - early Benzes.

Our 72 107 has a separate clock in center of dash. It is a Kienzl mechanical clock with electric winder.

After 47 years, my clock is a bit temperamental and I am thinking of replacing it with an electric quartz clock.

Has anyone found one that will fit the dash opening and look like it belongs?

Re existing clock: Years ago, I did the winder upgrade (diode and capacitor). So that part works. I have washed the clock mechanism (a little detergent in an ultrasonic bath). Oiled it carefully. It works. But hard to adjust and occasionally doesn't run. Just getting old.
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I have a combination of rpm and clock for sale. pm me if you are interested.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:32 AM
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Just looking for a new quartz clock that will replace the existing electro-mechanical clock currently in the center dash opening between the two air vents.
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Our 72 107 has a separate clock in center of dash. It is a Kienzl mechanical clock with electric winder.

After 47 years, my clock is a bit temperamental and I am thinking of replacing it with an electric quartz clock.

Has anyone found one that will fit the dash opening and look like it belongs?

Re existing clock: Years ago, I did the winder upgrade (diode and capacitor). So that part works. I have washed the clock mechanism (a little detergent in an ultrasonic bath). Oiled it carefully. It works. But hard to adjust and occasionally doesn't run. Just getting old.
Try www.clockworks.com, they sell clocks of all sizes and types. Pull he, replace the innards, live happily ever after.
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Try www.clockworks.com, they sell clocks of all sizes and types. Pull he, replace the innards, live happily ever after.
Interesting site. Actually one of their clocks might fit, but it runs on AA battery and doesn't have illumination. However, we have another clock that used to belong to wife's dad. They have what we need to get that back working.

Thanks

PS: I did find a clock on eBay. Just waiting for them to confirm the dimensions. https://www.ebay.com/itm/272813385342?ViewItem=&item=272813385342
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Hi Graham,

Have you resolved your clock issue? I repair Mercedes Benz electro-mechanical clocks.

The mechanical gears are similar to a pocket watch. Over time the gear lubricant loses its lubricious quality and the gears will bind and stop. Then the electronics overheat and melts the fuse which saves the clock and prevents fire.

The clock is an important gauge. I believe that keeping it original maintains aesthetic and quality of the dashboard.

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