Clocks are designed to operate best when placed
on a level surface; in fact most Atmos Clocks
will not operate at all unless they have first
been properly leveled.
Atmos Clocks have one of the following built-in
A built-in ‘bubble’ level seated
in the front base of the clock.
The Pendulum has a 'centering point' on the
underside (directly underneath) and depending
on the model, there is either a small
black 'mark' (or an impression) centered on
the inside bottom base of the clock or
a small raised "cup".
Leveling an Atmos that has the
built-in bubble level:
the clock in the desired location and turn
the inside front screws until the bubble in
the level is completely centered. Turning
these screws raises or lowers the base so
if the screws appear 'tight' when turning,
lift up on the front of the clock slightly
with one hand while turning the leveling screws.
the 'bubble' in the Level is centered, start
the Pendulum by moving the Pendulum Locking
Lever all the way to the right, this will
start the Balance Wheel rotation; set the
clock to the correct time by using the minute
hand only, do not touch the hour
Leveling an Atmos using the "centering
points' (clocks with no bubble level):
the clock in desired location; locate the
'centering point' directly underneath (on
the underside of the Pendulum) and also locate
either the 'black mark' (or) a small
'cup' in the center of the inside base.
purpose is to center the point underneath
the Pendulum directly with the mark or 'cup'
on the base while turning the Leveling Screws.
Once the clock is leveled, set the clock to
the correct time by using the minute hand
you are unable to level your clock using either
of the above methods, take a small
hardware store level and place it
on the top front of the clock and level the
clock using the leveling screws as outlined
area where you place your
Atmos (table, mantle, display case, etc) must
also be as level as possible.
Do not place an Atmos Clock on a tilted table
or an uneven surface, unless you're prepared
to "shim" up the back of the clock
with folder paper or coins, as you may not
be able to level the clock otherwise.
level the surface, the easier it will be to
level your clock; use a separate Level placed
on top of the clock as mentioned above if
that Atmos Clocks run best when they are placed
in 'low traffic' areas where the clock can
run undisturbed and not be jarred.