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    Default Junk or treasure?

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    I spotted this in an ad for an estate sale. I think it's gaudy, ugly and a few other things, but I know some of these monstrosities made around the turn of the century are worth big bucks. I couldn't spot a name or trademark on the dial or movement either one, which makes me think "crappy, reproduction copycat clock" On the other hand, from what i can see of the movement, it looks to be old, and the pendulum hanger doesn't have that "cheap clock" look. Also, the bracing holding the ornamentation looks too heavy to be very recent. Is it worth a closer look?

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    Registered User ClipClock's Avatar
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    Default Re: Junk or treasure? (By: bikerclockguy)

    Not junk at all, a nice late 19th C French countwheel clock in a spelter case. They arent worth huge amounts of money but would definitely have some value. They have very high quality movements with glass hard (read easily breakable) pivots

    That one looks to have the makers name on the back of the movement in the little circle

    Its desperate for a clean and service! Should have a bell, but those are easy to find. The case back legs look decidedly wonky lol

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    Default Re: Junk or treasure? (By: bikerclockguy)

    Take off the dial and you might find something. What does it say on the back of the case?
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