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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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Last updated May 24, 2011

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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Last updated May 24, 2011

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

Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Black and White Dial

January 31, 2009 | By | 7 Replies More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock with Black and White Dial

This model of Schatz standard 400 day clock, having an picture of a man and woman sitting on a bench in the center of the dial, is seen occasionally. I just finished repairing this one. It needed cleaning, 6 pivots polished (quite often Schatz 400 days clocks need pivot work) and a new suspension spring. […]

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Last updated May 24, 2011