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Schatz Painted 400 Day Clocks with Diamond Dial

July 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Painted 400 Day Clocks with Diamond Dial

I recently repaired a maroon and a turquoise Schatz standard 400 day clock with diamond-shaped dial. Both of these clocks have a painted base, pendulum, pillars and dial with brass trim. The dials have an image in center of two people lighting Japanese lanterns. I repaired a black one of the same style in 2009. […]

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Last updated July 5, 2012

Schatz Bermuda Coach 400 Day Clock, Early Style (November 1954)

June 15, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Bermuda Coach 400 Day Clock, Early Style (November 1954)

I recently repaired this Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 day clock. It is an older version of the clock in my earlier post. This example has glass panels in the cover (instead of plastic), and the core of the base is steel (instead of Bakelite) with brass over it. The movement fastens from the top instead […]

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Last updated June 15, 2012

Seth Thomas Small Mantel Clock with B-48-J Movement

June 13, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Seth Thomas Small Mantel Clock with B-48-J Movement

This cute little Seth Thomas mantel clock is 9 13/16 inches tall and 7 3/8 inches wide. It has a white enamel dial, and the minute hand is 1 3/4  long. It strikes the hour and half-hour. The model B-48-J movement in this clock looks like a forerunner of the No. 120 movement in my […]

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Last updated June 13, 2012

Gufa 400 Day Clock

June 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Gufa 400 Day Clock

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. […]

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Last updated June 11, 2012

Black Finish Kundo 400 Day Clock

June 5, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Black Finish Kundo 400 Day Clock

I’ve never seen this style of 400 day clock before. The case has a painted black finish made to simulate hammered cast iron. See more photos. The movement is a regular Kundo miniature 400 day clock movement. One of my joys as a clock repairer is seeing all these wonderful types of clocks. Job 5784. […]

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Last updated July 22, 2012

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Roman Numeral Dial, ca. 1951 – 1952

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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Roman Numeral Dial, ca. 1951 – 1952

I really like these Schatz 400 day clocks with Roman numerals. I’ve shown this model before, but I like it so much that here is one I just repaired. The dial has the Schatz logo, and the movement has no date, so it was made ca. 1951 – 1952. I polished the base and pillars. […]

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Last updated July 4, 2012

Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Clock

April 30, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 Day Clock

This is a Schatz “Bermuda Coach” 400 day clock. It has the Schatz miniature 400 day clock movement (Horolovar back plate no. 1013a) and a date of 9 55 (September 1955) on the back. The height including the handle is 8 1/2 inches. The front and side panels are plastic. The brass rear panel has a […]

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Silvered Embossed Brass Dial

April 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Silvered Embossed Brass Dial

Here’s another classic tambour mantel clock by Seth Thomas, this one in a dark mahogany case. The dial is a brass sheet with embossed numerals, lettering and time track that has been matte silver plated. The hands are the modern “ST” pattern (S on the minute hand and T on the hour hand). The 8-day […]

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Printed Aluminum Dial

April 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock, Printed Aluminum Dial

The American tambour mantel clock was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s. This example by Seth Thomas is a classic that uses the reliable No. 89 movement. It strikes the hour and half hour and is an 8-day clock (intended to be wound every 7 days, but will often run 14 days on a […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Jahresuhrenfabrik Disc Pendulum 400 Day Clock

April 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jahresuhrenfabrik Disc Pendulum 400 Day Clock

This 400 day clock with disc pendulum was made around 1900 – 1910. The brass base has a wooden insert. There is no suspension guard over the suspension spring, so I had to be extra careful in packing it for shipping. See more photos. Repair job 5689. The movement is Horolovar back plate number 1471. […]

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Last updated July 4, 2012

Kundo 1960s 400 Day Clock with Original Packing and Instructions

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Kundo 1960s 400 Day Clock with Original Packing and Instructions

This Kundo standard 400 day clock (probably from the 1960s or early 1970s) still has its original instructions and styrofoam packing. See more photos. Repair job 5730. Horolovar back plate no. 1380. .0032 inch suspension spring. Share this post:

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock with 48-R Movement

April 24, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Seth Thomas Round Top Mantel Clock with 48-R Movement

This small round-top Seth Thomas mantel clock uses the no. 48-R round movement, 8-day time and strike with rack and snail striking (so it won’t get out of synchronization). The mahogany case is 10 3/8 inches tall and 7 3/16 inches wide. The white enamel dial has a 4 1/2 inch minute track, and the […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Seth Thomas “Cathay 3” Electric Alarm Clock

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Seth Thomas “Cathay 3” Electric Alarm Clock

The owners of this clock received it as a wedding gift in 1955, and were dismayed when the clock stopped working during a thunderstorm. It needed cleaning, pivot polishing and two bushings. The coil smelled burnt, and I was lucky to find a good used replacement. The fiber gear had several damaged teeth, so I […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012

Schlenker & Kienzle German Time and Strike Wall Clock

April 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schlenker & Kienzle German Time and Strike Wall Clock

Here’s a clock with a movement almost identical to the one in my previous post. This clock appears older, judging from the fancier case style. The case is 35 1/2 inches tall and 14 9/16 inches wide. The enamel dial has a 4 15/16 diameter minute track, and the minute hand is 2 9/6 inches […]

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Last updated April 16, 2012