Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Silver Dial, Made Sept. 1954

February 19, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More

This Schatz standard 400 day clock was made in September, 1954 (date code 9 54 on the rear of the movement). It has a beautiful engraved, silvered brass dial.

I cleaned the movement, polished several pivots, replaced the suspension spring and mainspring, and polished and lacquered the case and pendulum (one of the photos below shows all the parts of the pendulum when it was apart for polishing). The base was so full of cracks that I replaced it with an identical old base that was in good condition.

Here is a video:

Job 5088, back plate no. 1014A.


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Category: 400 Day Clock Repair, Schatz 400 Day Clock History

Last updated: May 24, 2011

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  1. Bill Stoddard says:

    This clock uses a .004 inch thick suspension spring. If the clock is gaining so rapidly, the fork is probably too low on the spring and it is “fluttering” sometimes, making it gain time.

  2. Judy Colfack says:

    We recently purchased a clock like this one, it is in beat but gains 1/2 hr in 1 hr. Husband thinks it needs a new suspension spring. I have seen where you list the sizes but want to make sure I get the correct one. What size does this clock need & about how long inbetween replacing it? Thank you

  3. Bill Stoddard says:

    Most of my customers have these clocks repair because of their sentimental value. The repair cost, especially if polishing is done, can easily exceed the current market value. You’ll have to decide how much the clock means to you. If I repair it and polish the base, it will run and look great. Repair information is on the following web page:

    http://billsclockworks.com/repair/400Day.htm

  4. Tommy Allen says:

    I have a Schatz Standard 400 Day clock with a silver dial, dated 7-54. Condition is good but with a lot of tarnish. Pendulum is detached but I have the extra wire to re-attach it. I’m just wondering if it is work spending much to have it restored. It belonged to my parents who are now deceased. I have all the paperwork that came with the clock. ta

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