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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

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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

Kundo Nickel Plated 400 Day Clock, ca. 1950

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Kundo Nickel Plated 400 Day Clock, ca. 1950

This beautiful clock was made about 1950 and has nickel-plated base, pillars, movement plates, pendulum, suspension guard, etc. These nickel-plated models are not nearly as common as the standard brass model. Here is a video: Here is a slide show: Repair job 5123. I cleaned the movement, polished 5 pivots, smooth broached the pivots holes […]

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Last updated March 15, 2010

Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clock ca. 1949

March 12, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clock ca. 1949

Here is a Jahresuhrenfabrik (Year Clock Company) 400 day clock made about 1949 in Germany. This company’s clocks were given the name Schatz soon after this. This clock has an attractive and unusual style of bezel around the dial, with wide front section and embossed decoration. The movement has the same gearing as older Jahresuhrenfabrik […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011