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Beware of This Scam Involving Fake Checks and Money Orders!

2015/06/18 | By | Reply More
Beware of This Scam Involving Fake Checks and Money Orders!

A scammer is using my business name and address. If you receive a check or money order in the mail with the following return address: Bill’s Clockworks 8 W. Columbia Street Flora, IN  46929 DO NOT cash or deposit the checks – they are fake! Some of the return addresses include the name “John Miller” […]

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Last updated 2015/06/18

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with 2 Jewels, Auxiliary Mainspring and Adjustable Pallets

2015/05/20 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with 2 Jewels, Auxiliary Mainspring and Adjustable Pallets

This Schatz standard 400 day clock is from 1953 and has several unusual features: The movement has 2 jewel bearings (most standard size movements have no jewels). The jewel bearings don’t affect how well the clock works, and may have been a sales feature; It has an auxiliary mainspring and barrel on the 4th gear. […]

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Last updated 2015/05/19

Seth Thomas Electric Mantel Clock with Westminster Chimes, Made in 1948

2015/05/17 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Electric Mantel Clock with Westminster Chimes, Made in 1948

Here’s a Seth Thomas 1948 electric mantel clock with Westminster chimes that I repaired. The mahogany case is 9 1/8 inches tall and 19 15/16 inches wide. The minute hand is 2 1/2 inches long. See more pictures. Repair job 6382. I polished the pivots and installed 25 bushings. I installed a replacement time 5th […]

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Last updated 2015/05/14

Jahresuhrenfabrik (JUF) 400 Day Clock ca. 1912 with Disc Pendulum

2015/05/15 | By | Reply More
Jahresuhrenfabrik (JUF) 400 Day Clock ca. 1912 with Disc Pendulum

Here’s another Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 day clock I repaired. This one was probably made about 1910 or 1912. The base is not original – it is a 1950s Kundo base. Repair job 6468. I polished the pivots, removed the broken-off screws and found new screws to mount the arch (the decorative part above the dial). I […]

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Last updated 2015/05/13

Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clocks with Smaller Disc Pendulum

2015/05/13 | By | Reply More
Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clocks with Smaller Disc Pendulum

Three matching Jahresuhrenfabrik (JUF) 400 day clocks ca. 1910 were in my shop at the same time. They have a smaller disc pendulum and thinner suspension spring than many JUF 400 day clocks, and date from around 1910. Many JUF disc pendulum clocks use a 0.004 inch thick suspension spring, but these 3 clocks have […]

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Last updated 2015/05/10

Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1962

2015/05/11 | By | 4 Replies More
Schatz Midget 400 Day Clock Made in 1962

Schatz made 3 sizes of 400 day clock: Standard, Miniature and Midget. The Standard 400 day says “49” on the back inside a circle, the miniature says “53”, and the midget says “JUM/7″. Can anyone tell me what “JUM/7″ means? The midget 400 day clock is slightly shorter than the miniature. I recently repaired a […]

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Last updated 2015/05/09

Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clock ca. 1902

2015/05/09 | By | 4 Replies More
Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clock ca. 1902

Here is a Jahresuhrenfabrik (JUF for short) 400 day clock made around 1902. It has a disc pendulum, small dial, and delicate spade hands. It has beautifully turned finials above the dial. I repaired this clock, and fixed some problems caused by previous repair work. The picture below shows the mainspring after removal from the […]

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Last updated 2015/05/09

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 1895, Beautiful Tan with Deep Red and Orange Swirls

2015/03/13 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock, 1895, Beautiful Tan with Deep Red and Orange Swirls

Here’s a most beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock I repaired. My customer polished the case, and I repaired the movement, gently cleaned and lacquered the case ornaments, and cleaned the dial. The case background color is tan, with deep red lines and swirls, and some orange swirls too. The dial is embossed brass. The […]

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Last updated 2015/03/11

Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with 89C Movement

2015/03/12 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Adamantine Mantel Clock with 89C Movement

Here’s a beautiful Seth Thomas Adamantine mantel clock I repaired. The case is black, with green, yellow and orange marbleized top and trim. The movement is the popular and long-lasting No. 89C (which appears to be the same as the movement marked 89 which is seen often). It strikes the hour on a heavy coil […]

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Last updated 2015/03/10

1950 Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock

2015/03/11 | By | Reply More
1950 Seth Thomas Electric Steeple Clock

I recently repaired this Seth Thomas electric steeple clock that was made in 1950. The date code on the bottom of the case is 5010 (November 1950). The date code on the back of the movement is 5004 (April 1950). This clock is 15 1/4 inches tall and 9 1/8 inches wide. This clock is […]

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Last updated 2015/03/10