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Seth Thomas Mantel Clock Movement dated June 1942

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Mantel Clock Movement dated June 1942

Here is an example of a 1940s Seth Thomas mantel clock movement. This is the movement that replaced the No. 89 that was popular for many years. This one has the date stamp 42 6 on the rear lower left leg of the movement. Some of the other examples of this movement I’ve seen have […]

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Last updated August 25, 2012

Schatz 400 Day with Ivory Painted Dial, 1952

July 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz 400 Day with Ivory Painted Dial, 1952

I recently repaired this Schatz standard 400 day clock. The dial is brass with embossed numerals, painted ivory. The hands are thin stamped brass, to reduce their weight. See more photos. Repair job 5833. Horolovar backplate no. 1279 with date of 9 52 (September 1952). Share this post:

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Last updated July 21, 2012

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

May 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
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