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    Default Hermle?

    This is a friends clock which had stopped. Soon as I picked it up I could see why; the hands were catching each other, none the less she asked me to give it a clean and a service. Is this a later Hermle? no marks, just 'made in West Germany'. Any dating known? Thanks in advance.

    Another thing I noticed straight away was the large solder blobs, circled in pic 3.

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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: shimmystep)

    Well, yes, Hermle made (or still makes) these.
    I had a new one a couple of years ago.

    PS:
    Wait a minute, they are also still being made to present by AMS,
    Alois Mayer, SchŲnenbach.
    Mayer has been in business since ca. 1840.
    Pic is from a 2012 SELVA (www.selva.de) catalogue.

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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: soaringjoy)

    Thanks Jurgen. Given she said her cat occasionally stretched to 'bat' the pendulum, I'll check the EW teeth.
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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: shimmystep)

    I had one for a few years and sure did enjoy it early in my collecting experience. Later however after selling it and having it returned a long time later and also learning a lot in the meantime enjoyed resurrecting it, I did find it worked quite fine on a pound and didn't really need the hundred pound weight.

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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: Scottie-TX)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottie-TX View Post
    I had one for a few years and sure did enjoy it early in my collecting experience. Later however after selling it and having it returned a long time later and also learning a lot in the meantime enjoyed resurrecting it, I did find it worked quite fine on a pound and didn't really need the hundred pound weight.
    Now you mention it Scottie it is rather a huge heavy duty weight for the movement, probably more for aesthetics than function.
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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: shimmystep)

    For interest, after tear down the makers mark could be seen; Staiger, W-Germany.
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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: shimmystep)

    Awesome.
    Staiger (Werner and later Staiger Bros.) were founded in 1883 in St. Georgen
    and there was a fusion with Kundo after 1992.
    After the 1970s, Staiger was mainly known for their quartz clock mkovements.
    The company produced a multitude of plastic parts, grips, handles and such, for
    brushes and shaving brushes, not very much focussed on clocks.
    The company's experience with those products helped them along, during the "quartz
    revolution" and they were able to manifest themselves against domestic and Japanese
    products. Seems they went down in the early 2000s from one day to another. The factory
    was used as a theater for some time.
    Can you show us the stamp, shimmystep?

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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: soaringjoy)

    Great info Jurgen, thanks

    Here's a pic of the mark; formal/simple.
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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: shimmystep)

    Thanks for the pic. Yepp, it sorta fits the movement....
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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: soaringjoy)

    Shimmybstep,
    It appears to be an early version of one that I had. It appears that Hermlee made an earlier model.
    Jonathan Lee Jones

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    Default Re: Hermle? (By: The Treasured Clock)

    just got one of these (staiger) off of craigslist for $20... wouldn't regulate so i went through it today... we'll see.

    just wanted to note the existence of another one in the wild! 8-)
    i collect antique clocks because i get all that extra time...

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