Photos of the work I have carried out on the movement, along with a write up of the work seen in the photos. Some of these pictures can be seen in this listing. I take great pride in my work, which I hope can be seen in the finished product. Please read the note towards the bottom of the listing.
On offer here is a lovely 19. Clocks made in Germany post first world war, can be difficult to date.
After that war, the German name wasnt popular outside of Germany, so makers hid the fact they were made in Germany and simply put foreign or nothing at all in the clock and often removed the makers name. This did slowly change in the years after Hitler came to power. I know this clock is German as it has the German patent mark, D. On the back plate of the movement.
The above along with the style of the case, the hands being pinned on and a previous repair and service label dated 28/4/31, helps me date this to around 1920. This clock has been fully restored and. I was surprised how good a condition the movement was in, which made me think that for most of this clocks life it had been well looked after. The main problem with the movement was old dried oil and a weak spring which has been replaced.The case and fittings have also been restored to what I hope you think is a high standard. While still keeping the character of the clock. The silver dials on these clocks normally dont stand the test of time very well. Please look at photo 12 to show you the marks that are there but on the whole its pretty good.
Clock is an eight day, so should therefore be wound every seven days. It chimes every fifteen minutes building up to the. After which it counts the hours.
The chime can be silenced if you so wish. Oak coloured case dimensions are. Ecause of the service it has undergone. Runs and chimes very well.
The chime in particular sounds lovely. Please do bear in mind that this is an old clock. And therefore although in very good condition for its age, there will be some slight imperfections.
I like an old clock to look in good condition, but not look brand new. Is in very good condition but I have not. As I feel this would spoil the character of the clock. To that end the case will have some small marks which will be related to its age. I did feel the need to re/paint the.
The movement has been completely stripped down, including the mainsprings. The clock plates were in very good condition. All the parts were cleaned and polished by hand.
One of the mainsprings was replaced with a new one. The other two were fine. As with all pendulum clocks it will need to be stood on a flat.Covering four sheets of A4, these pages cover everything from setting your clock up, winding it up and adjusting the time, to when to have it serviced. Showing the work I have done on the movement and the. Outside of the 200 miles. I will also give you a twelve month guarantee.
You will see the clock running and ask any questions you might have. Finally, some personal thoughts on these old clocks.Clocks weren't just a decoration; families centred their lives on the time they displayed. As a repairer, each one is. Different and has a personality.
When you think of what the world has been through since these clocks were made, my mind just boggles. Wars, natural disasters and the changing face of technology.
Millions of lives born and lost, along with all their experiences. To tell the time using them? How many owners have these clock had?
How many times have they been handed down after the owner has passed away? If only they could talk!
While working on these old clocks I sometime come across a date and signature of a clock maker who has worked on it many years ago. This one has such a label on the outside of the backdoor. For the last few years I have signed and dated all the movements I work on.
This mark will only ever be found if a. In the future works on it.The item "RESTORED 1920 GERMAN WESTMINSTER CHIME MANTEL CLOCK 111 PHOTO DIARY OF WORK" is in sale since Thursday, April 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Post-1900". The seller is "pro_clock" and is located in Congleton. This item can be shipped to United States, European Union member countries, Canada.