FULLY RESTORED ART DECO FRENCH VEDETTE WESTMINSTER CHIME WALL CLOCK. I have worked on many kinds of high end American and European clock movements and this clock has to rate as one of the best built clock movements that I have ever worked on. Without going all geeky, let me just say that the way it is built is second to none from a quality and engineering standpoint. The case is in great condition with only one small piece of trim missing around the dial. You would never notice but I need to point that out.Case measurements are 21 inches tall by 13.5 inches wide and the case is 6 inches deep. The clock has beautiful sound and this model of Vedette can be listened to by going to YouTube using this link. Clock will come with a four page instruction manual on how to properly set up along with a set of General Clock Instructions. WHAT MAKES A CLOCK A GOOD VALUE? The rules of economics are fairly straightforward. Simply put, it is almost impossible to spend a little and get a lot. Antique and vintage clocks follow these rules as well.
I have tried through the photos to show the basic steps that I do in restoring these wonderful machines to their original state. My goal is to provide you with a quality time piece that will provide enjoyment and be a source of pride in your home for years to come. Equally important to me is to provide you with a clock that I believe will retain its value over the years. That is what I think constitutes real value in antique and vintage clocks. MY PHILOSOPHY ON CLOCKS AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS.
The only way to properly repair a movement is to completely disassemble, clean and inspect all parts, and make the needed repairs by proper horoligical methods. This includes the rebushing of all worn holes and the polishing of any rough pivots. The movements are then reassembled, lubricated with a high quality clock oil and test run for 8 days.
This is a very time intensive process but is the only correct way to properly recondition a clock movement. You should expect a movement repaired in this manner to run for ten years trouble-free.
I have been doing clock repair for over 34 years. I apprenticed under an Oregon State licensed repairman and have been a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1981. I do not make a living doing this; it has become a passion of mine.
Once they are made like new mechanically, I put them up for sale in the hopes of paying for my materials and upgrading my personal collection. My hope is also to provide you with an heirloom to cherish for years to come. Read my feedback and you can see that I live by these words. I also provide a set of General Clock Instructions that will answer about 95% of the questions that may arise during the set up of the clock.
I start with a high quality box. The item "FULLY RESTORED ART DECO FRENCH VEDETTE WESTMINSTER CHIME WALL CLOCK" is in sale since Sunday, December 25, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Wall". The seller is "longviewmark" and is located in Longview, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.