Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clock ca. 1949

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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 movements. This is the first movement with 49 in the circle on the back plate, characterized by not saying “No (0) Jewels Unadjusted.”

The dial is held by taper pins (later ones used collars held by a screw). It has the early style of motion work, with a cock holding the minute wheel. Later motion work has a screw through the center of the minute wheel.

The suspension guard has a short slider. It is probably original, although it looks like a later one with the top part cut off.

The base is like that on Kundo clocks of the period. I’ll need to see more examples to know if it is original to this clock.

Here is a video:

Here is a slide show:

Repair job 5122. Horolovar back plate no. 1271. Suspension spring thickness .004 inches. I cleaned the movement, polished 7 pivots, and smooth broached the pivot holes.

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

Last updated: 2011/05/24

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  1. Debbie says:

    I would like to have my parent’s clock repaired. I live near Milwaukee, WI U.S.A. Do you know where I can get it repaired?
    Thanks.

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