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Junghans W202 Clock Movement

November 24, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Junghans W202 Clock Movement

I repaired this Junghans W202 clock movement. It has the numbers 33 3 on the back which may be a date code of March, 1933; does anyone know if this is correct? The biggest weakness of this movement is that the mainsprings are attached to their barrels by tongues cut out of the barrel wall […]

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Last updated November 26, 2009

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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Last updated May 24, 2011

Seth Thomas Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

November 16, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Seth Thomas Mahogany Adamantine Mantel Clock

“Adamantine” was Seth Thomas’ trademarked name for a celluloid finish over wood. Besides the mahogany color shown here, it was made in black, white, green, brown, tan and other colors. These cases are durable, and can usually be polished to look very nice. Sometimes the colors fade with age. Adamantine clocks were made from about […]

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Last updated June 5, 2010

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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Last updated May 24, 2011

Koma Miniature 400 Day Clock

November 9, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Koma Miniature 400 Day Clock

I just repaired this Koma (Konrad Mauch) miniature 400 day clock from the mid-1950s. The case is 8 1/2 inches tall (not including handle), and is 10 1/4 inches tall including handle. The dial’s diameter is 4 3/8 inches overall. The case has glass in the front and sides, and a hinged brass back door. […]

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Last updated November 17, 2009

1950s Quail & Cuckoo Clock, Welby, Germany

November 3, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
1950s Quail & Cuckoo Clock, Welby, Germany

A customer recently brought in this 1950s quail and cuckoo clock for repair. The case was dusty from years of storage. I cleaned it with Natchez Solution and it came out looking great. This clock has the solid brown finish that was used on many cuckoo clocks from the 1950s and 60s. The case is […]

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Last updated November 19, 2009

Mainsprings for a Gilbert 1880s Parlor Clock

November 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Mainsprings for a Gilbert 1880s Parlor Clock

I repaired this Gilbert “Parole” shelf or parlor clock that was made about 1880. The walnut case is 19 1/4 inches tall. I polished the pivots and installed bushings (a previous repairer had punched the pivot holes to try to close them). The clock had its original mainsprings, both of which were marked “W. Barnes […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Seth Thomas Manual Start Electric Clock, ca. 1930

November 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Seth Thomas Manual Start Electric Clock, ca. 1930

This nice little wooden case clock is 9-1/2 inches tall and 7-1/2 inches wide with a 3-15/16 inch time track on the dial. It was made about 1930, and has a manual-starting electric motor. The starting lever is on the back of the movement (inside the back door) and is depressed and released to start […]

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Last updated November 17, 2009

Original Mainsprings in a New Haven Long Drop Octagon Clock

October 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Original Mainsprings in a New Haven Long Drop Octagon Clock

I repaired this New Haven long drop octagon clock. Some of the pinions had worn wires, so I replaced the wires in one pinion and reversed the wires in three. I polished the pivots and installed 13 bushings. The mainsprings appear to be original (they match in color and style and look old). Time mainspring: […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

Mainsprings for Sessions Black Mantel Clock

October 22, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Mainsprings for Sessions Black Mantel Clock

I recently overhauled this Sessions black mantel clock from around 1903 – 1910. It was a routine overhaul including polishing the pivots and installing bushings. A previous repairer had installed two screw-in bushings (a no-no!). I replaced these with KWM size 4 American bushings. The mainwheels were made with Gilbert-style clicks, which are more robust […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

DeBruce 400 Day Clock by Kundo, 1950s

October 22, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
DeBruce 400 Day Clock by Kundo, 1950s

This 1950s 400 day clock is labeled DeBruce on the dial and Royce Watch Co. on the back plate. It was made by Kundo and is the same as a Kundo standard 400 day clock except for the names. It has the Kundo logo on the back plate. Horolovar back plate no. 1499. It uses […]

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Last updated November 17, 2009

Ansonia Short Drop Schoolhouse Clock Movement

October 12, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Ansonia Short Drop Schoolhouse Clock Movement

This 8 day time and strike Ansonia movement was probably made in the 1880s. It has 5 pillars, and the plates are 5 3/4 inches tall. The movement goes to an oak schoolhouse (drop octagon) case 25 inches tall with an 11 inch dial. A previous repairer had very badly bushed the front time second […]

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Last updated August 31, 2011

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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Last updated May 24, 2011

Ansonia Iron Case Mantel Clock with Small Round Movement

September 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Ansonia Iron Case Mantel Clock with Small Round Movement

I recently repaired this Ansonia mantel clock. The case is cast iron with black finish and enamel dial. It is 9 5/8 inches tall, and 11 inches wide at the feet. The round 8 day movement is 3 1/4 inches in diameter with open mainsprings. It has rack and snail strike on the hour and […]

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Last updated November 20, 2009