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    1947 Atmos II

    Interesting Infos John , would you know around which serial number they started fitting the modern folded bellows? Thanks in advance for your answer! Rob
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    Help Dating Atmos Clocks - with fotos

    Is there really no one here that owns an Atmos with a lapis dial who could answer the last question?
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    Atmos Date Queston

    The List I found was here Mike's Atmos Clock Clinic's Atmos clock & Herschede clock Dating Page and this is the direct link to the pdf. http://www.atmosman.com/pdf/$atmos.pdf Hope this helps. Rob
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    Atmos Date Queston

    From the list I found on the internet it should be from 1958. A date should be noted on the bellow ( production date of bellow, might be a little different from the date of the clock) but I wouldn’t open the clock just to check the date.
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    Polishing scratched acrylic domes

    I would think that most of the household products are too coarse. One idea I had, there are products out there which you can use to polish the headlight on cars, I have not used them but saw a test on these which provided really good results on the car headlight and I think price wise they are...
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    Help Dating Atmos Clocks - with fotos

    Kurt indeed the blue of lapis lazuli is stunning, but the dials look like they are painted, that’s why I’m asking for members that have one and could clarify. I know that there were Atmos models where the side panels were of real lapis lazuli. The guy in Germany that services the Atmos has...
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    Help Dating Atmos Clocks - with fotos

    Another question I would have is regarding the Atmos dial called lapis lazuli, is this really a thin slice of lapis lazuli rock or is it blue paint with speckles on it? Maybe one of the forum members has such a clock and could let me know. Thanks a lot in advance! Rob
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    Help Dating Atmos Clocks - with fotos

    Hi new Hamster, I think you are right, by now I found a pdf copy somewhere online of LoA and your reference matches my clock. Thanks! One other thing I noted looking at pictures posted here and elsewhere online it appears that some clocks have a polished finish and other like my copper coloured...
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    Always wanted an Atmos Clock!

    They are nicer in pairs, or triplets ;-). Congrats to your purchase!
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    Help identifying this glass ball or loupe watch

    Thanks Dr. Jon for your advise. I think I will give the polishing a try once I got the right sandpaper.
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    Help identifying this glass ball or loupe watch

    Thanks for the additional information, I think I will try to use razor blades once I bought some. I value this watch so I would never use excessive force on it as I fear to break it. Would it help to apply some oil to make the sliding easier or is there the risk that the oil moves somewhere...
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    Help identifying this glass ball or loupe watch

    Ok than I will try it again with a bit more force. Thanks for your help! If I’m successful I will post it . Rob
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    Help identifying this glass ball or loupe watch

    Of course, here they come , left and right side. The button on the side moves something in the movement. there is a small gap visible and I tried to pry it open but no success. Thanks Rob
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    Help identifying this glass ball or loupe watch

    Hi JTD, Thanks, yes mine is over 70 years old. . I tried to unscrew but nothing moved. I tried to simply pull but nothing moved. That’s why I’m scared that something might break if I use more force. I looked carefully and couldn’t find any knobs to press or catches. i found a French version of...
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    Help identifying this glass ball or loupe watch

    Thanks JTD for the information, this helps. By coincidence you wouldn’t know how to open this kind of watch ( as I would like to reattach the seconds hand) but I don’t want to use too much force to break it. Rob