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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    Possibly. You state that the movement has been cleaned, oiled, but you did not state whether you corrected any pivot hole wear, polished pivots, or tested that there is sufficient clearance to all the arbors, that the wheels mesh well and spin freely. Sometimes it is difficult to know how to...
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    Movement for Zaandam Clock

    Is it truly hitting the left side of the crutch opening, or does it simply not move to the left? I would suspect the crutch is a slip fit. If so (and it is not actually hitting anything) you can move the crutch to the left, then push a little more to the left until you feel the crutch slip. You...
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    Need help figuring out brand for this empty clock case

    My opinion is that the entire lower portion of this thread is completely useless to the original poster.
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    Need help figuring out brand for this empty clock case

    In the grand scheme, no it’s not important. But, I assumed it was to the OP.
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    Need help figuring out brand for this empty clock case

    Thank you so much for that link. My curiosity is completely satisfied. I never thought about the backboard having an extension in order to position the movement towards the dial. Neat!
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    Need help figuring out brand for this empty clock case

    No, it doesn’t. Perhaps closer inspection of the interior might help. No, it doesn’t look very shallow to me either. Perhaps another inspection and yes photos of the interior would help.
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    Need help figuring out brand for this empty clock case

    Like you, I would expect a front mount in a mantel clock, but Gage indicated there were no screw holes on the inside front and actually owns a different Ingraham mantel whose movement is mounted on the back board. Ever since that post, I’ve been curious as to how it was done that way, since it...
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    seiko movement needed [qqz885a]

    You are right. I could find nothing after searching for a half hour. I could not find any quartz movements with that front drive gear. That world clock model by Seiko regularly comes up for auction on shopgoodwill.com. Most aren’t tested, but they are usually inexpensive.
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    seiko movement needed [qqz885a]

    I see two numbers on your quartz movement; 44502C and 5119H. Did you look for a movement with those numbers?
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    seiko movement needed [qqz885a]

    “qqz885a” appears to be the number for the clock. If you look for a number on the quartz movement itself, you should be able to find a replacement with an internet search. American and European/Asian quartz movements are not interchangeable, at least from my experience searching for a...
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    Need help figuring out brand for this empty clock case

    Since you have an Ingraham mounted on the backboard, you might check that movement's arbor placement dimensions to see if they are a match for your dial. Too bad the bottom board is missing. A slot at the front side for the pendulum would clearly point to Ingraham.
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    Need help figuring out brand for this empty clock case

    No, I meant the distance between the arbor holes is often specific to a maker. Also the distance from the center arbor to the winding arbors will help narrow down potential movements. I assumed the case was wood. Mounting on the back board would surprise me.
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    English Dial Clock. Dial Repair and Repaint

    I think you greatly improved the dial with the thinner lines on the minute ring. It looks quite elegant now. The original looks very heavy with its thick lines.
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    Need help figuring out brand for this empty clock case

    The spacing of the dial winding arbor holes might help identify the maker. The dial also suggests an open escapement, although the center may have been simply a brass shield. If you get little response here, you might ask the moderator to move it to the general discussions forum.
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    Hamburg-Amerikanische Uhrenfabrik?

    Ah, I see it now. Yes, a counterweight.

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