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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

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

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

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

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with 54 Instead of 49 in Circle on the Back

April 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with 54 Instead of 49 in Circle on the Back

This Schatz standard 400 day clock looks ordinary – but – it has model number 54 instead of 49 in the circle on the back. Movement model 54 normally refers to the Schatz 1000 day clock, and 49 is the model of their standard 400 day clock. I’ve seen several of these mis-stamped clocks, so […]

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Last updated April 17, 2012

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Design on Pillars

March 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Unusual Design on Pillars

This Schatz standard 400 day clock is dated 2 55 (February 1955) on the movement. The pillars have a design that I don’t recall seeing before. Most pillars of this time have a series of maple leaves. These pillars have what appear to be oak leaves (or are they stylized Christmas trees?). See more photos. […]

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Last updated July 3, 2014

Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1956, with 1959 Presentation Plate

January 14, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz 1000 Day Clock, 1956, with 1959 Presentation Plate

I recently repaired this Schatz 1000 day clock. It is dated 10 56 (October 1956) on the back of the movement, and the front of the base has a presentation plate dated February 8, 1959. The picture on the right, below, shows the gears and the mainspring barrel. Note how large the barrel is compared […]

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Last updated January 14, 2012

Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock with Hole in Dome

January 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock with Hole in Dome

This Schatz standard-sized 400 day clock with diamond-shaped dial is dated 7 53 (July 1953) on the back of the movement. This clock has a glass dome with a hole in the top that fits over the brass handle. The base has brass leveling discs. The movement has two jewels (bearings), an uncommon feature in […]

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Last updated May 19, 2015

Schatz 1000 Day Clock from 1956 with Original Instructions

September 29, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz 1000 Day Clock from 1956 with Original Instructions

I recently repaired this Schatz 1000 day clock. It is dated 10 56 (October 1956) on the rear of the movement. This clock has its original instruction sheet, with both English and German instructions See more photos. Repair job 5559. Share this post:

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Last updated September 30, 2011

Copper, Nickel and Brass 400 Day Clocks

August 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
Copper, Nickel and Brass 400 Day Clocks

Most 400 day clocks have a round brass base that is polished and lacquered. Some nickel-plated 400 day clocks were made. These are uncommon, and I see only 1 or 2 of these per year in my repair shop. I recently repaired a copper plated Schatz 400 day clock! It is the only one I […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Schatz Copper Plated 400 Day Clock

August 31, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Copper Plated 400 Day Clock

This is the most unusal Schatz 400 day clock I’ve seen – it has a copper plated finish. It is the only one I’ve see in all my years of collecting and repairing clocks. When the clock came in for repair, the finish on the base had been damaged by attempted polishing. The movement and […]

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Last updated July 3, 2012

Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock, 1953

August 16, 2011 | By | 9 Replies More
Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock, 1953

I recently repaired this square dial Schatz 400 day clock made in November 1953. I cleaned the movement, polished the pivots and the anchor pin, and replaced the suspension spring. These clocks use a 0.004 inch thick Horolovar suspension spring. I also polished and lacquered the base and pillars. The square dial clock is not […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011