Gufa 400 Day Clock

June 10, 2012 | By | Reply More

I recently repaired this standard size 400 day clock that says “Gufa” on the dial and “Gutenbacher Uhrenfabrik” on the back. I hadn’t seen the name Gufa before, here is what the “Horolovar 400 Day Clock Repair Guide, 1991”, Appendix 62, page 217, says:

 “(1208) This plate and 1014B were stamped with the same dies. Gutenbacher Uhrenfabrik was affiliated with Jahresuhren-Fabrik Aug. Schatz & Sohne. The first was known as Gufa, the latter as J.U. F. At the time (1952), exclusive U.S. distribution of the Schatz clocks was through the Electric Shaver Division of Remingon Rand. But by special agreement, Aug. Schatz could sell clocks under the Gufa umbrella to other U.S. customers at a lower price. One such sale was to Henry Coehler Co. (1214). Changes in the leveling screws and the pendulum locking mechanism made the clock sufficiently different from those being made by Jahresuhren-Fabrik for Remington Rand.”

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Repair job 5785. Uses 0.004 inch suspension spring just like the Schatz standard. Note that the pendulum balls are shaped differently, they have “ridges” on them. Horolovar back plate no. 1208. No movement date. Model “52” in the circle. Unusually shaped movement plates.

 

 


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Last updated: June 11, 2012

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