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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Missing Pendulum Weights!

June 2, 2010 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Missing Pendulum Weights!

This was a routine repair job, until I tested the accuracy of the clock. It ran way too fast (with the correct suspension spring, properly adjusted). I was puzzled, then had the haunch that something was wrong with the pendulum. I removed the 4 brass ball covers, and found that only 2 of them had […]

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Last updated June 1, 2010

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock, ca. 1950 with Badly Broken Mainspring!

May 31, 2010 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock, ca. 1950 with Badly Broken Mainspring!

This Schatz 400 day clock came into my shop for repair. The customer told me that it had a broken mainspring. On disassembly, I found that the mainspring was broken in more than 15 pieces! (Normally, a mainspring has just one break). See photos below: What caused the spring to break into multiple pieces? The […]

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Last updated May 29, 2010

Chauncey Jerome “Union” One-Day Shelf Clock, 1850s

May 25, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Chauncey Jerome “Union” One-Day Shelf Clock, 1850s

This small shelf clock called the “Union” was made by Chauncey Jerome in New Haven, Connecticut in the 1850s. It is illustrated in Jerome’s 1852 and 1853 clock catalogs. The one-day time and strike spring-driven movement is stamped “C. Jerome / New Haven Conn / USA”. The label on the rear of the case says […]

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Last updated May 28, 2010

Seth Thomas “Adamantine” Mantel Clock with “Ding Dong” Strike

May 17, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Adamantine” Mantel Clock with “Ding Dong” Strike

Here is a Seth Thomas “Adamantine” clock with black and green marbleized finish (Adamantine is Seth Thomas’ patented celluloid finish that was made in many colors to imitate wood and marble). It strikes the hours on two brass bells, and strikes the half hour on the higher pitched bell. The clock was sold on March […]

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Last updated May 29, 2010

Schatz “London Coach” 400 day clock made in September 1955

May 15, 2010 | By | 7 Replies More
Schatz “London Coach” 400 day clock made in September 1955

This is a Schatz “London Coach” 400 day clock that was made in September 1955. These beautiful clocks were very popular in the 1950s and early 1960s, in fact my parents and grandparents each had one that my uncle sent back from Germany. Most of them (including this one) have plastic panels in the case. […]

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Last updated January 5, 2014

Schatz standard 400 day clock, diamond dial, made in 1953

May 14, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz standard 400 day clock, diamond dial, made in 1953

This Schatz standard 400 day clock with diamond-shaped dial was made in January 1953 (date code 1 53 on the back of the movement). The numerals on the dial are printed, not engraved as on the round silver dials. This example retains the original lacquer on the bezel (brass dial surround) and the brass has […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Koma standard 400 day clock, painted with flowers, 1950s.

May 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
Koma standard 400 day clock, painted with flowers, 1950s.

This 400 day clock has a Koma standard movement, but the dial is labeled “Elbico”. Parts of the clock are finished in black paint, with hand painted flowers on the dial, pillars and pendulum. The suspension guard on the rear has 2 “wings” which hinge down to protect the lower end of the suspension spring […]

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Last updated May 9, 2010

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock, Silver Dial, 1964

May 12, 2010 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock, Silver Dial, 1964

This Schatz standard size 400 day clock has a beautiful engraved and silvered dial (not as common as the regular enamel dial). The movement is dated 5 64 (May 1964). The repairs included polishing the pivots, replacing the suspension spring, and tapping the hole for the click screw (the threads did not go all the […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Kern Miniature 400 Day Clock, Nickel Plated

May 11, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Kern Miniature 400 Day Clock, Nickel Plated

This Kern miniature 400 day clock has nickel-plated base, pendulum, pillars, platform and bezel. The suspension bracket and pendulum bracket are also nickel-plated, the movement plates are not. It is a newer clock (the owner remembers buying it in Germany around 1972 or 1973) and has a very thin base that warps easily. It is […]

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Last updated May 9, 2010

Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1954, Job 5167

May 10, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1954, Job 5167

I recently repaired this clock and polished and lacquered the base. It is identical to one I repaired several months ago, even having the same date code (11 54). I polished the pivots and replaced the suspension spring. The original mainspring is in excellent condition, and opened out to over a foot in diameter when […]

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Last updated May 8, 2010

New Batch of P-1956 Clock Mainsprings

April 29, 2010 | By | Reply More
New Batch of P-1956 Clock Mainsprings

Two years ago, I wrote about the P-1956 mainspring from Merritt’s Antiques. This spring was ideal for many antique American clocks. My newest batch of these mainsprings (received late in 2009) are weaker than the first batch I had. When removed from their clamp, they open out to only 5 1/2 inches (my first batch […]

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Last updated May 8, 2010

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Cream Color Painted Finish.

March 25, 2010 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Cream Color Painted Finish.

This clock has cream color painted base, pillars, dial and pendulum balls, with hand painted flowers on the dial. It is dated 10 52 (October 1952) on the back of the movement. Here is a video: Repair job 5147. The movement is Horolovar back plate no. 1281, dated 10 52 (October 1952). It uses a […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Kundo Oval 400 Day Clock, 1950s

March 23, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Kundo Oval 400 Day Clock, 1950s

This popular 400 day clock from the 1950s has an oval base and dome. It uses the Kundo miniature 400 day clock movement with a 0.0023 inch thick Horolovar suspension spring. It has a pendulum locking device at the bottom rear of the movement. Here is a video: Repair job 5144. I cleaned the movement […]

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Last updated March 22, 2010

Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clock

March 22, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Seth Thomas “Plymouth” Tambour Mantel Clock

Here is another “Plymouth” tambour mantel clock by Seth Thomas (see this post for two others). This one does not have a date code, I estimate that it is from the early 1930s. It has a no. 89I movement that strikes the hours and half-hours on a coil gong. The movement has a code of […]

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Last updated March 22, 2010