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Schatz 1000 Day Clocks Have Excellent Mainsprings

November 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schatz 1000 Day Clocks Have Excellent Mainsprings

I recently repaired a Schatz 1000 day clock made in 1960. As I removed the mainspring from the barrel, I realized how excellent this mainspring is. It opens very far, showing no sign of fatigue. In fact, nearly every 1000 day clock I’ve repaired has a similar spring. A mainspring like this will last for […]

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Last updated November 12, 2013

Junghans Tambour Mantel Clock with Sweet Sounding Bim-Bam Strike

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Junghans Tambour Mantel Clock with Sweet Sounding Bim-Bam Strike

This cute little tambour mantel clock has a wonderful bim-bam strike on the hour and half-hour. The cast iron chime block connects to a device on the bottom of the case that looks like an oval loudspeaker cone. This amplifies the sound and makes it project well. The picture on the left shows the connection […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

New Haven Clyde Walnut Kitchen Clock, ca. 1885

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
New Haven Clyde Walnut Kitchen Clock, ca. 1885

New Haven Clock Co. made this walnut shelf clock called “Clyde” about 1885. It is an 8-day clock that strikes the hours.  (Half-hour striking became popular later). The case is 22 1/4 inches tall and 14 5/8 inches wide. The photos below don’t show the dial and hands, as they aren’t original to the clock. […]

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Last updated October 21, 2013

Two More Reproduction Baby Ben Dials Available: Style 2 and Style 4

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Two More Reproduction Baby Ben Dials Available: Style 2 and Style 4

I just added 2 dials to my online dial catalog (I made these 2 dials some years ago but just realized I had a stash of them and hadn’t put them in the catalog). The first is the white Baby Ben DeLuxe dial for the nickel style 2 made from 1927 to 1930 (starting in […]

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Last updated November 19, 2014

A 1950s Kundo 400 Day Clock Before and After Polishing

October 18, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
A 1950s Kundo 400 Day Clock Before and After Polishing

I just repaired this 1950s Kundo 400 day clock. The photos below show the case before and after polishing and lacquering. Repair job  6217. Movement overhauled, 2 pivots polished, suspension spring and mainspring replaced. Horolovar back plate no. 1377. 0.0032 inch thick suspension spring. See more photos. Share this post:

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Last updated October 18, 2013

Waterbury Niagara Oak Calendar Shelf Clock, ca. 1911

October 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Waterbury Niagara Oak Calendar Shelf Clock, ca. 1911

This Waterbury “Niagara” shelf clock was made about 1911. The case is oak, and it has a calendar that shows the date. It strikes the hour and half-hour on a coil gong. The case is larger than a typical “kitchen” shelf clock. It is 28 9/16 inches tall and 16 9/16 inches wide. The face includes […]

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Last updated October 10, 2013

Schatz Std. 400 Day Clock, 49R Narrow Movement, Made in 1953

July 15, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz Std. 400 Day Clock, 49R Narrow Movement, Made in 1953

This 400 day clock looks like a regular Schatz standard. However, it has an unusual, narrow movement. A brief history: Through the early 1950s, standard size 400 day clocks had movements of about the same width. Then, someone discovered that if the movement was narrower, the import duty was less, as the movement was small enough […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

One-Weight Vienna Regulator, Oak Case, Posteigentum

July 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
One-Weight Vienna Regulator, Oak Case, Posteigentum

This one-weight Vienna regulator has an oak case. The dial says “Bau, Wein”. “Wein” means “Vienna”. (The maker’s name may be “W. Bauer” as in another clock , because part of the lettering has been washed off.) See more photos. The word “Posteigentum” is stamped into the bottom of the door. Online translators say that Posteigentum […]

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Last updated July 8, 2013

Another DeBruce 400 Day Clock (Made by Kundo)

July 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Another DeBruce 400 Day Clock (Made by Kundo)

This DeBruce 400 day clock is almost identical to the previous one I repaired (see DeBruce 400 Day Clock by Kundo, 1950s). The dial says DeBruce, and the back plate says DeBruce Watch Co. Kundo made the clock. See more photos. Repair job 6129. Cleaned, new mainspring (Horolovar 19 x 38) and new suspension spring (Horolovar […]

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Last updated July 6, 2013

A Backward Striking Wall Clock!

July 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Backward Striking Wall Clock!

My customer brought in this Ingraham oak-cased long drop wall clock. He said after a friend cleaned it, the strike sequence was backwards (striking 12, then 11, 10, 9, etc). The fix was simple – disassemble the movement and turn over the count wheel, shown below at the left:   (This clock has “Count Wheel” […]

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Last updated July 5, 2013