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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Cream Color Painted Finish.

March 25, 2010 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Cream Color Painted Finish.

This clock has cream color painted base, pillars, dial and pendulum balls, with hand painted flowers on the dial. It is dated 10 52 (October 1952) on the back of the movement. Here is a video: Repair job 5147. The movement is Horolovar back plate no. 1281, dated 10 52 (October 1952). It uses a […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clock ca. 1949

March 12, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 Day Clock ca. 1949

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 […]

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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Silver Dial, Made Sept. 1954

February 19, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Silver Dial, Made Sept. 1954

This Schatz standard 400 day clock was made in September, 1954 (date code 9 54 on the rear of the movement). It has a beautiful engraved, silvered brass dial. I cleaned the movement, polished several pivots, replaced the suspension spring and mainspring, and polished and lacquered the case and pendulum (one of the photos below […]

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1949 – 1950 Schatz 400 Day Clock With No Name On Dial

November 17, 2009 | By | 54 Replies More
1949 – 1950 Schatz 400 Day Clock With No Name On Dial

400 day or “Anniversary” clocks were introduced in the 1880s in Germany. Their popularity had its ups and downs, reaching a peak in the 1950s, when many U.S. servicemen sent clocks home as gifts. For years, most 400 day clocks did not have the maker’s name or country on the dial. Later (1920s?), “Made in […]

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Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock, Made in May 1960

November 13, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock, Made in May 1960

I just restored this Schatz standard size 400 day clock with diamond-shaped dial. The movement is dated 5 60 (May 1960) on the back. I think this is one of the most beautiful of 400 day clock designs. Made in the Black Forest of Germany. The customer told me she had just taken it to […]

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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Slow Hour Hand!

October 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Slow Hour Hand!

I repaired a Schatz standard 400 day clock made in August 1952. The next day, the hour hand did not align correctly with the minute hand. As I turned the minute hand forward, I saw that the hour hand was getting further and further behind. The hour hand was losing 1/4 hour every 12 hours, […]

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Schatz 400 Day with Early Logo and Roman Numerals

September 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Schatz 400 Day with Early Logo and Roman Numerals

This Schatz standard size 400 day clock was made about 1949 or 1950 in Germany. It has the early form of the Schatz logo on the dial: written horizontally in black (later ones are red and incline slightly). It has Roman numerals instead of the more common Arabic numerals. When this clock came in for […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Round Silver Dial, Dated November 1952

July 19, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Round Silver Dial, Dated November 1952

I recently overhauled this clock, including polishing 10 pivots and smoothing the corresponding pivot holes with a round broach. The base had 9 short vertical cracks, and I was able to successfully polish it.  The movement is dated 11 52 on the back. Repair job 4928. Share this post:

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Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock Made in 1952

June 20, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz Diamond Dial 400 Day Clock Made in 1952

I recently repaired this clock. Diamond dial clocks are not as common as those with round enamel dial. This diamond dial is unusual in having a picture (beehives and beekeepers) instead of a silver background. I cleaned the movement, polished and burnished several of the pivots, and replaced the suspension spring. This clock runs extremely […]

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Last updated July 5, 2012

Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock Made in 1953

June 20, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Square Dial 400 Day Clock Made in 1953

I recently repaired this clock and polished and lacquered the base and pillars. Square dial clocks are not nearly as common as those with round enamel dial, and slightly less common than the silver diamond dial. I cleaned the movement, polished and burnished several of the pivots, and replaced the suspension spring. This clock runs […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Narrow Plates

June 12, 2009 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Narrow Plates

As the 1950’s began, most (if not all) 400 day clocks in production were “standard” size, with movements about 2 5/8 to 2 3/4 inches wide. In the early to mid-1950’s, companies including as Kundo and Schatz designed “narrow plate” standard movements slightly less than 1 3/4 inches wide that could be imported into the […]

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Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock Dated 10 54 (October 1954)

April 17, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock Dated 10 54 (October 1954)

I recently repaired this Schatz standard 400 day clock. It needed to have 5 pivots polished, and the suspension spring replaced. I polished and lacquered the base and pillars. This clock is unusual in having aluminum leveling discs. I have seen only brass or plastic disks before (I think the brass ones came first, and […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock, Cream Painted Dial

March 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock, Cream Painted Dial

I just completed repair of this Schatz standard size 400 day clock. Besides cleaning the movement (including the mainspring) and replacing the suspension spring, I polished 4 pivots. The movies below show the escapement closeup, and the entire clock operating. The slideshow below shows the front and rear of the clock. Backplate like No. 1279 […]

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Schatz Maroon Painted 400 Day Clock

February 5, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Schatz Maroon Painted 400 Day Clock

This Schatz standard windup 400 day (anniversary) clock was made in November, 1952. It has an unusual maroon color dial and trim. The paint and brass finish are original, I have not done any polishing as I like to keep things original when possible. There are some tarnish spots on the base, visible in the […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011