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German Quarter Hour Striking Clock, Mahogany Case

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German Quarter Hour Striking Clock, Mahogany Case

Here’s a neat old German wall clock I repaired recently. It is a bit over four feet tall overall. The two-piece enamel dial has Arabic numerals. The movement has the logo R M S, a flower drawing, and the number 27. The case is unusual in having a wooden panel in the door instead of […]

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Last updated August 13, 2017

Schatz London Coach 400 Day Clock, Late Model, With Different Dial

August 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Schatz London Coach 400 Day Clock, Late Model, With Different Dial

I just repaired 2 Schatz London Coach 400 day clocks for a customer. The oldest one, dated 12-57 (December 1957) has the usual silvered dial with brass Roman numerals. The newest clock is dated July 1972. I didn’t know that they made them this late! Its dial is brass-color with a white chapter ring and […]

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Last updated August 17, 2014

German Granddaughter Clock, 4 1/2 Feet Tall

August 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
German Granddaughter Clock, 4 1/2 Feet Tall

Here is a Granddaughter clock from Germany. It stands on 4 legs, has 9 beveled glass panels in the door, and an oak case. The round silvered dial has printed numerals and a brass bezel. The 8-day German movement strikes the hour and half-hour. The case is 53 5/8 inches tall. The dial’s minute track […]

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Last updated August 15, 2014

German Wall Clock with Eagle on Top

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
German Wall Clock with Eagle on Top

I recently repaired this German time and strike wall clock with eagle on top. It was made around 1880 – 1920. The case is 50 inches tall and 18 5/8 inches wide at the top. See more photos. Job 6220. The movement was in pretty bad condition. Both ratchet gears needed replacing. Two pivots were […]

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Last updated September 3, 2014

Schatz Cuckoo Clock

June 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock

I always enjoy repairing a Schatz cuckoo clock, and here’s a typical maple leaf model I repaired recently. (Note – the top of the clock isn’t shown, as the customer kept it to avoid shipping damage). Repair job 6263. I polished the pivots and installed 17 bushings. Both hands were broken, so I installed new […]

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Last updated June 2, 2014

Maroon Schatz 400 Day Clock, Diamond Dial with Japanese Lanterns

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Maroon Schatz 400 Day Clock, Diamond Dial with Japanese Lanterns

I think this is among the prettiest 400 day clocks ever made. The case is maroon and brass, and the dial has a picture of 2 people lighting Japanese lanterns. I illustrated the same model before (see Schatz Painted 400 Day Clocks with Diamond Dial), but I like them so much I posted this one […]

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Last updated May 30, 2014

A Grandfather Cuckoo Clock!

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A Grandfather Cuckoo Clock!

Here’s a clock I’d never seen before – a grandfather cuckoo clock. It is 83 inches tall and 30 1/2 inches wide. The minute hand is 4 11/16 inches long. The case is highly carved. It has pine tree carvings on each side of the front, a squirrel in the trees below the dial, a […]

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Last updated April 29, 2014

Repairing Plastic Cannon Pinion on ca. 1960s Cuckoo Clock

December 25, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Repairing Plastic Cannon Pinion on ca. 1960s Cuckoo Clock

Here is a German one-day musical cuckoo clock from about the 1960s. It ran and cuckooed and the music played fine. But the clock would stop once per hour, always with the minute hand pointing to 9 on the dial. When I moved the minute hand forward, I could feel it turn hard when moving […]

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Last updated December 24, 2013

Kienzle German Box Clock

December 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kienzle German Box Clock

This Kienzle box clock from Germany has the cheaper type of movement with lantern pinions and thin movement plates. They run for years, due to the very strong mainsprings. If a mainspring breaks, its strength can cause gear teeth to get bent or destroyed. This clock had new pivot hole bushings installed some time ago. […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

Schatz Cuckoo Clock from Parts

November 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock from Parts

When this Schatz cuckoo clock arrived at my shop, it was in pieces (a family member of the owner had attempted to repair it). The photos below show the clock before repair: I looked everything over, and all the parts were present and in good condition. I did the following: Dismantled the rest of the […]

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Last updated December 21, 2013

Junghans Tambour Mantel Clock with Sweet Sounding Bim-Bam Strike

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Junghans Tambour Mantel Clock with Sweet Sounding Bim-Bam Strike

This cute little tambour mantel clock has a wonderful bim-bam strike on the hour and half-hour. The cast iron chime block connects to a device on the bottom of the case that looks like an oval loudspeaker cone. This amplifies the sound and makes it project well. The picture on the left shows the connection […]

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Last updated December 22, 2013

One-Day Musical Cuckoo Clock, 1950s

May 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
One-Day Musical Cuckoo Clock, 1950s

I repaired this one-day musical cuckoo clock. The movement was made in Germany, and the Thorens music box came from Switzerland. The clock dates from the 1950s. The dial is 3 inches. This is a very good design for a musical cuckoo clock. The main movement has the gear train and governor to run the […]

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Last updated May 29, 2013

Schatz 1000 Day Clock from 1955

May 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schatz 1000 Day Clock from 1955

  I just repaired this Schatz 1000 day clock made in February 1955. This is the round model, and this one is old enough to have a glass dome (the plastic dome model have an extra piece on the base to engage the dome’s locking lugs). I polished most of the brass pieces, and installed […]

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Last updated May 24, 2013

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