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    Default galleria grandfather clock

    This clock is for sale locally for under 150 dollars.I think it may be Korean made.Anyone else know of this name, Galeria?
    It winds with a key and i dont know much else about it.
    thanks.
    I was thinking about buying it and maybe change the movement.
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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: Kevin W.)

    Doesn't ring a bell, but the case does not have a quality look to it. Plus, I bet the weights are decoration only; too far apart. Must be a spring-driven movement.

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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: Kevin W.)

    I have not seen it in person.Most likely a wood veneer case and weights are for decoration.if it were a solid wood case it would be worth the money to me.
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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: Kevin W.)

    That's a 31 day Korean clock. Don't buy it.
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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: Kevin W.)

    Kevin, they look much better from a distance than up close. Veneer over particle board. Likely freshly made Chinese.
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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: Kevin W.)

    Yes i cant stand particle board especially in a clock.
    Looks almost too good in the picture.
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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: Kevin W.)

    I think that it would be vastly improved by the addition of coumns flanking the hood.
    It might not actually be particle board, but probably isn't the cherry it appears to be.
    It would make a very nice present for someone not too horologically minded, or not too sophiscated about antiques. Remember, things like this are sold brand new, in large numbers, every day, for 10X that price.

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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: Kevin W.)

    Maybe a good gift for my brother in law, the clock master.
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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: Kevin W.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill
    I think that it would be vastly improved by the addition of coumns flanking the hood.
    It might not actually be particle board, but probably isn't the cherry it appears to be.
    It would make a very nice present for someone not too horologically minded, or not too sophiscated about antiques. Remember, things like this are sold brand new, in large numbers, every day, for 10X that price.
    I suppose if you didn't know anything about clocks, you might pop $1,500 for a clock like that. I really hate telling them what they have when they call me to fix itThe columns are on the DELUX model
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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: Kevin W.)

    Hello

    Just a line to answer your question on the galleria clocks...The Galleria clocks were made in China ok I know this because i purchased them and all come with the words made in china on them.

    Have a Good Day
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    Default Re: galleria grandfather clock (RE: cougar1)

    Hi, Cougar 1, welcome to the message board.
    I hope some day the Chinese makers will put a bit of quality into these, so that I may be tempted to fix them. It's bad enough that you can't get any replacement parts.
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