Schatz Standard Maroon Painted 400 Day Clock, 1952

This pretty Schatz standard 400 day clock has a  maroon and brass base. The dial has a maroon painted outer ring, and the center is cream color with an image of a man and woman seated on a bench. This clock is dated 7 52 (July 1952) on the movement.

See the following post for a similar maroon clock, but the dial is solid maroon color:

Schatz maroon 400 day clock

The movement is classified as Horolovar back plate no. 1281. It has an anchor with adjustable pallets instead of the usual solid anchor body.

The only repair I did on this clock was to replace the suspension spring and lower block, and oil the pallets.

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Repair job 5475.

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  1. I would leave it alone if it is running well. There’s no reason to replace a good spring.

  2. We have one of these with the same clock-face design. We’ve had it in a kitchen cabinet for the past 18 years since it was apparently wound too tightly for it to work. I was cleaning out the cabinet yesterday and put the clock on the very level quartz counter top and it began to work. And, it’s still working right now (~ 24 hrs later) and still keeping good time. Any suggestions as to what, if anything, we should do with it: get it cleaned and have the spring replaced; leave it alone or; just let it be and see if it continues running.


    Jerry Sivets
    Grand Marais, MN

  3. Hi Dawn,

    Repairing these clocks is my specialty, please see my website at:

    I’ve seen prices all over the place, but repairs usually cost more than the current market value (but this doesn’t matter in cases where the clock is a family heirloom),


    Yours truly,


  4. I have the exact same clock, I live in florida and I was wondering if you knew any clock repair shops that deal with this particular clock and what the estimated value is of this clock. It has been in my family a very long time.

  5. I was wondering how much a Schatz Maroon Painted 400 Day Clock would sell for?
    Could you e-mail me any information?

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