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    Default Re: Does anyone make a nice looking weight-driven movement I can display? (By: Robert Gift)

    I like the idea of a clock movement on the wall with a plexi glass case. I have a weight driven old regulator movement that i would love to do that with, as i doubt a case for it will ever be found.
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    Default Re: Thank you, all (By: Robert Gift)

    I have longcase clocks without cases running on shelf brackets, it would not be difficult to have one run with a plexiglass dial. The only slight complication with English movements is that the spring tension on the hands rubs on the back of the dial. However the movements are attractive and very open in construction.

    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Thank you, all (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Wow! Nice!
    Since you drive on the WRONG side of the road, I am surprised your clocks do not run backwards.
    Or it that just for clocks south of the Equator?
    (Years ago, from an old sychronized motor clock I removed the "direction pawl" to run the clock counter-clockwise!
    Wish that I could have made a dial for it.
    Confucius say: "Man own clock know time. Own two, never sure."

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    Default Re: Thank you, all (By: Robert Gift)

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Gift View Post
    Wow! Nice!
    Since you drive on the WRONG side of the road, I am surprised your clocks do not run backwards.
    Or it that just for clocks south of the Equator?
    (Years ago, from an old sychronized motor clock I removed the "direction pawl" to run the clock counter-clockwise!
    Wish that I could have made a dial for it.

    The side of the road we drive on is based on the way Romans (and everybody else) mounted horses. (we were never invaded by Napoleon so had no reason to change it)

    We had an electric clock when I was a kid that would often run backwards after a power cut.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Thank you, all (By: Robert Gift)

    Can't beat an older verge and crownwheel comtoise clock movement for pure visual appeal, in my opinion. They aren't worth much with missing case parts like the side doors or original dial and The iron frame makes fitting Plexiglass panels a snap.

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    Default Re: Thank you, all (By: MrStretch)

    here's a double-wind seth thomas seconds movement i have mounted on a simple piece of wood... you should be checking out movements for sale on ebay


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    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

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    Default Re: Thank you, all (By: bruce linde)

    Nice! Love the 1-second tick.
    Confucius say: "Man own clock know time. Own two, never sure."

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    Default Re: Thank you, all (By: Robert Gift)

    thx... btw, 'nice looking' is in the eye of the beholder.

    you might want to window shop ebay for 'antique clock movement' until you start seeing things that might work for your intended purpose.
    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

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    Default Re: Thank you, all (By: bruce linde)

    A decade or so ago, it became popular to enclose Morbier movements in plexiglass, with a clear dial. THey look nice when polished up, and they're very interesting to watch.
    Merrits used to sell a backwards running quartz movement, and a backwards dial, too. They were popular in bars.

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    Default Re: Does anyone make a nice looking weight-driven movement I can display?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Gift View Post
    Without paying a fortune, I would love to mount a clock on the wall enclosed in Plexiglass without a face where everything could be seen.

    Thank you.

    Take your pick
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    Default Re: Does anyone make a nice looking weight-driven movement I can display? (By: Russkcpa)

    Quote Originally Posted by Russkcpa View Post
    Take your pick
    Clearly I am wrong when I say I don't have room for more clocks
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Does anyone make a nice looking weight-driven movement I can display? (By: Russkcpa)

    Nice collection of movements! Any list of what is there or any more photos? A few I recognize but....

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    Default Re: Does anyone make a nice looking weight-driven movement I can display?

    This is a New Haven I rebuilt for a customer after the glass, bezel, hands, dial and pan were badly damaged. The case took a little work, but not bad. While discussing prices of replacing all the rest, the customer said they would love to be able to see the movement. There is a piece of glass in behind the chapter ring to protect the movement and they wanted the hands to stand out from the brass movement to be able to read the time better. They then had me convert a camel back with a rack and snail. I can't find a picture of that one. I don't really like surgery on an old clock, but it was their dime and they seem happy. Customer participation repairs are so much fun!
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