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  1. Ticktocktime100

    A Christmas thread: your best buy(s) of 2020

    Hi all, A very merry Christmas to all contributors and their loved ones, along with my very best wishes for 2021. It’s been a difficult one this year, but hopefully some encouraging developments lie ahead. I thought a good, simple Christmas topic would be your best buy(s), either in terms of...
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    Robert Wood, London

    Hi all, A relative sent me these pictures (and the only ones I have, unfortunately) of a clock owned by a friend, which is this superb triple fusee bracket clock, circa 1770-1780, signed Robert Wood, London. Could someone provide me with the information listed in the main reference books, such...
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    Sourcing pins (rubies) for a Brocot escapement

    Hi all, As I was working on the four glass clock I posted another question about a couple of days ago, I noticed that one of the pins (rubies) on the anchor of the Brocot escapement was in the wrong position and therefore was not latching into the escape wheel teeth properly. Then, the wost...
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    Removing movement from a four glass clock/crystal regulator

    Hi all, I’m going to service a recent acquisition, this Marti four glass clock, or crystal regulator. As it’s been a while since I last took one apart, I can’t remember how to go about getting the movement out once I’ve removed the screws from the mounts on either side, as it would appear that...
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    Mor. Placsson, London

    Hi all, I'm contemplating the purchase of a lantern clock which bears the signature of a maker I have not come across before: Mor. Placsson, London. I'd be curious to know if anyone has any information to offer, and if the name is listed in any reference books - Loomes, perhaps? Unfortunately...
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    French gilt bronze cartel clock by Lépine, Hger du Roy, circa 1820

    Hi all, It’s been rather a while since I’ve shared my acquisitions, so I have some catching up to do. Here’s a clock that I’m particularly pleased with, purchased privately yesterday. In addition to being a fine French gilt bronze cartel clock decorated with two doves atop, the signature...
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    Ultrasonic cleaner question

    Hi all, It's been a while since I last posted. After many years of cleaning my clocks by hand, albeit effectively, with a brass brush, I am considering investing in an ultrasonic cleaner. From the relatively basic research I have done so far, I understand that there are a great deal of...
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    Roblin à Paris

    Hi, It's been a while since I've started a thread. I picked up a nice, rather ordinary 1880's French marble clock a couple of months ago. I never pass them up when they are in my area and priced reasonably. What I particularly like about it is the blue numerals, that are quite unusual. I...
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    Mantle clock striking problem

    Hi, I purchased a German Emes mantle clock with Westminster chimes in good, clean condition. After oiling and re-installing the movement, I checked if the chimes were in sync and noticed that the clock struck perfectly except on the hour. The movement does go into "warning", but then nothing...
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    Mysterious little clock ID please!

    Hi, I purchased this little guy at a flea market a little while ago. It needed a good clean and was a fun project. No markings anywhere, so I would be very grateful for any imputs as to who made it. Also, I presume this is a travel clock but I'm not sure. All I know so far is that it is French...
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    Senden 2 jewel movement

    Hi, I'm currently working on a very standard little Senden 2 jewel movement from an alarm clock. It now runs, but I can not get the knob/screw to adjust the speed of the clock back into place correctly. I can post photos if required. Any help would be great, thanks! Regards
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    Aharrr, mateys!

    Hi, Here is my latest purchase, this late 19th-early 20th century "Le Pirate" alarm clock. The seller said it runs well, but it needs a couple of parts. All I can determine so far is that it is French, so any additional information you could provide would be very much appreciated. I apologize...
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    Little pendulette ID please

    Hi, I found this little guy today. He needs some work and a pendulum. The movement is bare, so I have no clues as to who made it, but I assume it's German due to the "chalet syle" case. It dates from the 1940's-50's. Many thanks for your help! Regards.
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    Cuckoo clock is not striking. Why?

    Hi, I acquired a little cuckoo clock this past week-end. I just finished working on it and it is on test run. The bellows need repairs and I left them out to make sure the time side is working fine first. For now, it hasn't stopped. But I do have a problem with the strike. It will not go off and...
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    New HAC

    Hi, Just showing off my latest acquisition, this little 1920's HAC Napoleon Hat mantle clock, that I acquired at an auction last Thursday. It was being sold "as is" and was missing the pendulum (that I later found rattling around in the case). Two people were bidding against me but stopped very...
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    Here's an unusual one...

    Hi, Apologies for the poor picture, it was just a quick snap. I saw this in an Irish pub while on holiday. Has anyone ever seen anything like it? I'm thinking it's American. Could it be some kind of industrial clock, perhaps? Thanks for anything you can tell me about it! Regards.
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    1950's Jaz De Luxe travel alarm clock.

    Hi, Just sharing my latest acquisition: a 1950's French Jaz "De Luxe" model travel alarm clock. It has an 8 day 11 jewel movement that is in perfect working order. Not bad! Here's the best part: I only paid 5€ for it at my favourite charity shop. Thanks! Regards.
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    An interesting Regula (I think)

    Hi, I picked this little guy up on the internet for 5 clams because he looked like he needed a good home and some TLC really badly. When I purchased this clock, the seller had only listed pictures of the front of it. I thought it was 1920's, but, now that I have it, it appears to be 1950's and...
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    1950's German "Codhor" alarm clock.

    Hi, I purchased this cute little 1950's alarm clock online recently just because I have never heard of the maker Codhor before. All I know is that the clock is German. As always, I appreciate your replies! Thanks! Regards.
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    Paul Jobin of Switzerland.

    Hi, I have an Incabloc wristwatch marked Paul Jobin of Switzerland. Does anyone have any information on this retailer? Thanks! Regards.