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

2014/08/17 | 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 2014/08/17

Schatz Standard Ivory and Brass 400 Day Clock with No Name or Date, made about 1949

2014/06/08 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard Ivory and Brass 400 Day Clock with No Name or Date, made about 1949

I repaired this “Jahresuhrenfabrik” or “Schatz” 400 day clock recently. There is no name on the dial, and no date code on the back of the movement. The movement has the earlier type of motion work under the dial. These features are found on clocks made around 1949. The case is brass with ivory color […]

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Last updated 2014/06/08

Schatz Cuckoo Clock

2014/06/02 | 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 2014/06/02

Maroon Schatz 400 Day Clock, Diamond Dial with Japanese Lanterns

2014/05/31 | By | Reply More
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 2014/05/30

Two Schatz Miniature 400 Day Clocks Made In 1953

2014/05/01 | By | Reply More
Two Schatz Miniature 400 Day Clocks Made In 1953

Here is a pair of Schatz miniature 400 day clocks that came into my shop the same week. They are similar models, made one month apart in 1953 They have a round base and a 3-ball pendulum. One clock has a handle on top and a hole in the glass dome. The other has the […]

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Last updated 2014/05/01

Schatz Standard 400 Day Restoration – Before & After

2014/04/28 | By | Reply More
Schatz Standard 400 Day Restoration – Before & After

Here is a Schatz standard 400 day clock made in December 1952. It looked pretty bad to start with, but came out looking superb! I did a lot of polishing, and replaced the bezel (the original was dented). I replaced one gear (T3) that had bad rust on its pinion. The enamel dial had rust […]

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Last updated 2014/05/01

Schatz Cuckoo Clock from Parts

2013/11/13 | 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 2013/12/21

Schatz 1000 Day Clocks Have Excellent Mainsprings

2013/11/09 | By | Reply More
Schatz 1000 Day Clocks Have Excellent Mainsprings

I recently repaired a Schatz 1000 day clock made in 1960. As I removed the mainspring from the barrel, I realized how excellent this mainspring is. It opens very far, showing no sign of fatigue. In fact, nearly every 1000 day clock I’ve repaired has a similar spring. A mainspring like this will last for […]

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Last updated 2013/11/12

Schatz Std. 400 Day Clock, 49R Narrow Movement, Made in 1953

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Schatz Std. 400 Day Clock, 49R Narrow Movement, Made in 1953

This 400 day clock looks like a regular Schatz standard. However, it has an unusual, narrow movement. A brief history: Through the early 1950s, standard size 400 day clocks had movements of about the same width. Then, someone discovered that if the movement was narrower, the import duty was less, as the movement was small enough […]

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Last updated 2013/12/22

Schatz Cuckoo Clock Dated 10 54 (October 1954)

2013/05/25 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock Dated 10 54 (October 1954)

This Schatz cuckoo clock is dated 10 54 (October 1954) on the movement. It is the first one I’ve seen with a movement date. The movement also has RR for Remington Rand, the importer. Schatz designed and made their own cuckoo clock movement. They made only one movement model, an 8-day, with the design of […]

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Last updated 2013/05/25