My First 400 Day Clock

My parents gave me a 400 day clock for Christmas in 1968, when I was 13 years old. It is a Schatz miniature, dated 5 56 (May 1956) on the back, indicating that it is 13 months younger than I am. The clock came with a spare suspension unit, which I immediately installed, and the clock started working. The clock has been with me all these years. A few years ago, I took it apart for movement cleaning and bezel polishing, and a few days ago I polished and lacquered the outer part of the base to make it more photogenic. The separate base center cover has a nice patina so I left it alone. Thanks to this thoughtful gift from my parents, 400 day clocks are a favorite of mine, and a favorite part of my clock repair business is repairing these great clocks! (The red ring around the base is a reflection of the red background.)

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  1. Unfortunately,I don’t have this size available, and I don’t see it in my parts catalogs.

  2. I have a schatz mini wind up clock that has an open esacpement with a wheel/hair spring in the bottom that runs back and forth at the bottom of the clock. it is dated 1956. It needs a new acrylic locking dome do you have any for sale or know where I can get one online? it measures aprox 5 1/4″ high and about 3″ round.

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