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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: roughbarked)

    Quote Originally Posted by roughbarked View Post
    like a sticker with the word, China?
    Snort!
    I'd think the fusee chain might also be a good indicator of whether this was something more obviously mass-produced than hand-crafted.
    Living life at eight beats per minute.

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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: roughbarked)

    After looking at it some, I'd say the crossing of the wheels,
    or the lack of, is enough to say that is was no anything other than
    a Chinese movement. I wouldn't be surprised that if you inspected
    wheels you wouldn't be able to see the tears from the machine that
    punched them out.
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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: Tinker Dwight)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker Dwight View Post
    After looking at it some, I'd say the crossing of the wheels,
    or the lack of, is enough to say that is was no anything other than
    a Chinese movement. I wouldn't be surprised that if you inspected
    wheels you wouldn't be able to see the tears from the machine that
    punched them out.
    Tinker Dwight


    Psssssssssssstshuuuuuuuuu,
    Wellllll Hell,
    The air's out of the balloon now and dang you guyz are brutal Lol!

    No "Made in China" sticker on the bottom but the cheap thing probably had Chinese glue on it and fell off and yeah I'd say looking at the freshness of the mounting hole's in the bottom of the not as old looking as the top plinth that "GULP" I've been had! Another lesson learned from Clock and Collector University Course 101: Prior to purchase heed these words "CAVEAT EMPTOR"!

    Guess ya can't hit it out of the park every time and hopefully after cleaning the thing will at least run but every time I pass by it now I'm going to mumble under my breath.

    I decree that from this day forward I'm chasing off every stray dog I see wandering around the Mandarin Express downtown to get my revenge... Ha Ha Ha !

    Thanks Fella's
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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: hemioutlaw)

    Don't beat yourself up over it. We've all had to pay for our lessons! Enjoy it for what it is.
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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: Raymond Rice)

    I recently had this in. They had put it out of beat and damaged the dial trying to wind the thing up. Presumably with the pendulum getting in the way. Maybe they were shaking it to make it work. Anyway I cleaned it for them. They were happy to pay. It still had the sticker underneath.

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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: Raymond Rice)

    Yeah, we all do make occasional payments for a lesson. I did it to myself very recently....

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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: Jim DuBois)

    Even known Chinese replicas are not real cheap.
    There is a lot of brass.
    Its not worth thousand.
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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: Tinker Dwight)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker Dwight View Post
    Even known Chinese replicas are not real cheap.
    There is a lot of brass.
    Its not worth thousand.
    Tinker Dwight
    Tis true Dwight, I have seen even the KNOWN replica's opening at $250 and hammering down at $4- 700.00, I've only got a couple of bill's in this so guess I'm still ok.
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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: hemioutlaw)

    Did it come with a dome? The dome would likely be worth around $2-300.
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    Default Re: Skeleton Clock....Old/New ? (By: harold bain)

    Quote Originally Posted by harold bain View Post
    Did it come with a dome? The dome would likely be worth around $2-300.
    No such luck Harold and now that it's been condemned to my Ralph Kramden Caper hall of shame I've nixed my plans of pursuing a hat for it.
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