A 1954 Schatz 1000 Day Clock

Schatz (Aug. Schatz & Sohne) made this 1000 day clock in November 1954 (it has date code 11 54 on the rear of the movement). This is the earlier movement style with straight legs. Around mid-1955, Schatz changed the plate design to have curved legs (see this article for a view of the curved leg design).

I cleaned the movement, polished several pivots, and replaced the mainspring and suspension spring.

Below are some photos, there are more in my Picasa Web Album.

Here is a video of the clock:

Horolovar back plate number 1010. Repair job 5066.

Why I Replaced the Mainspring

The original mainspring had rust and sticky green gunk on it. An earlier repairer soaking the entire mainspring barrel in cleaning fluid instead of removing the spring for cleaning probably caused this.

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  1. Hi Sue, I can sell you a key for $22 including shipping. You may pay directly to PayPal using my e-mail address of [email protected]

    Or, you may pay online at:


    Or, you may send a check to Bill’s Clockworks at the address below. Thanks!

    Yours truly,

    Bill Stoddard


    Bill’s Clockworks Clock Sales, Repair & Restoration
    8 W. Columbia St.
    Flora, IN 46929 Email: [email protected]

    574-967-4709 Toll Free 1-888-742-5625

  2. Hi , my father has lost the key for his Schatz 1000 day clock, exact one as the picture above. Are you able to help me. Many thanks.

  3. I have this exact clock. I might be interested in repairing it and cleaning it. Any idea what this clock is worth and about how much it might take to restore?

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