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Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Anniversary Clock Dated 6-55

2014/11/23 | By | Reply More
Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Anniversary Clock Dated 6-55

Here’s another Schatz Bermuda Coach 400 day clock I repaired. I polished the case, pendulum, hands and bezel; and overhauled the movement. I’ve written about these clock before (see my posts Schatz Bermuda Coach 400 Day Clock, Early Style (November 1954) and Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Clock). This one is so beautiful with all […]

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Last updated 2014/11/23

Bushing the Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock Movement

2014/11/18 | By | Reply More
Bushing the Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock Movement

The Big Ben Chime alarm was introduced in 1931, and made until 1956. (A new Chime Alarm movement with single key wind and one mainspring for time and alarm was introduced in 1956 for the Clock Of Tomorrow. A later Chime Alarm movement was used in some style 8 Big Ben alarm clocks.) The Big […]

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Last updated 2014/11/16

Bushing the Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clock Movement

2014/11/17 | By | Reply More
Bushing the Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clock Movement

I once read an article that said “I’ve never seen a Baby Ben movement with enough wear to need bushings.” I’ve seen many that needed bushings. Any clock that has run for years is bound to have some pivot hole wear. Most Westclox pivots are polished, hard steel wire. The third through fifth (escape) wheel […]

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Last updated 2014/11/16

Winding Keys on Westclox Big Ben Leg Model Alarm Clocks

2014/10/31 | By | 4 Replies More
Winding Keys on Westclox Big Ben Leg Model Alarm Clocks

I was sorting Westclox parts in my clock shop, and came across 2 plastic bags labeled: “Rare, pinched Big Ben Style 1a Keys” and “Early Style 1 Big Ben Keys”. This motivated me to write about the development of the Big Ben winding key. First, here are 2 examples of the Big Ben leg model […]

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Last updated 2014/10/31

Setting your clock back from Daylight Saving Time

2014/10/28 | By | 4 Replies More
Setting your clock back from Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time in the USA officially ends Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. You will need to set your clocks back one hour. I recommend doing this before you go to bed on Saturday night (November 1). The U.S. Department of Transportation also reminds Americans to change the batteries in their smoke detectors […]

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Last updated 2014/10/29

Repairing the M4 Motor in Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clocks

2014/10/25 | By | Reply More
Repairing the M4 Motor in Seth Thomas Electric Chime Clocks

I recently repaired a Seth Thomas Legacy 2 E electric clock with Westminster chime. This is an older example of the “Legacy” (made in 1953) in a beautiful walnut case with nice figure to it. The dial is made of engraved and silvered brass. The case is 14 3/8 inches tall with handle and 12 […]

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Last updated 2014/10/24

Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock with Hour and Half-Hour Striking, 1947

2014/10/23 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock with Hour and Half-Hour Striking, 1947

I repaired this Seth Thomas electric steeple clock earlier this year. It strikes the hour and half-hour on one rod. The model number on the back of the case is E503-000. The clock is 14 5/16 inches tall and 9 1/16 inches wide. The dial’s minute track is 5 inches outside diameter, and the minute […]

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Last updated 2014/10/21

Seth Thomas Small Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

2014/10/22 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Small Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

Here is a beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mahogany mantel clock. It is a cute little clock with one celluloid half-pillar on each side of the front. It is in excellent original condition. It strikes the hours on a heavy coil gong, and strikes a single note each half hour on the brass bell. It is […]

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Last updated 2014/10/21

Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock, Made in 1947

2014/10/21 | By | 1 Reply More
Seth Thomas Electric Striking Clock, Made in 1947

Here’s a Seth Thomas electric striking clock in a modern style mahogany case. The dial is “skeletonized” so that the wood shows through most of the brass dial. This clock’s case is 8 7/16 inches tall and 14 1/16 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 1/2 inches long. The motor has the date code […]

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Last updated 2014/10/21

Seth Thomas Miniature Octagon Top Clock Ca. 1865

2014/10/14 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Miniature Octagon Top Clock Ca. 1865

This cute little Seth Thomas octagon top shelf clock is only 9 1/4 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The case has mahogany veneer, and the small movement is one-day time only. There is a mirror in the door. See more photos. Repair job 6325. I polished the pivots, installed 6 bushings and replaced the […]

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Last updated 2014/10/20