View Full Version : Are all Hermle movements the same quality?
I have a grandfather clock case with a non-working movement that I bought just because I like the case. There are no weights, shells or pendulum. Now I'd like to get the clock working, using the Tempus Fugit dial I have now. The existing movement is Hermle #451-050, 114 cm. I've been doing a lot of searching for a replacement movement, and I see a wide range of prices, from $189 to almost $300. If it's a new Hermle movement, does it matter where I buy it from?
11-16-2009, 08:56 AM
Hi, mhmh, welcome to the message board. To some extent it does matter where you buy it. For instance, on ebay, you may end up with a used movement. Also, if you need to use the warranty, dealing with a reputable dealer will make an exchange much easier.
11-16-2009, 09:51 AM
But I believe that, yes, all new Hermle movements of the same generation are of the same quality when they come from the factory, regardless of model. Makes no difference to quality whom you buy it from; just price.
11-16-2009, 04:50 PM
Be aware, though, that an exceptionally low price may be NOS (New Old Stock), and might be a movement left over from the days of plated pivots.
11-16-2009, 05:53 PM
I'd check out Mark Butterworth for counsel, prices, etc. (off board)
Thanks to all of you for responding.
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